Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme

The Council of the Inns of Court is pleased to announce the launch of the next round of the Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme. Applications to match fund 2017-18 pupillages and 2018-19 pupillages are welcomed. The scheme encourages the provision of additional pupillages in those chambers (and other approved training organisations) whose work is predominantly publicly funded.

In short, the Inns will match the first six funding already provided by chambers.  If, but for this scheme, a chambers would offer one pupillage, then the chambers can apply for a matched funding grant of £6,000 to fund the first six months of a second pupillage.  If a chambers would, but for this scheme, have offered two pupillages then it can apply for up to two grants of £6,000 to fund up to two additional pupillages, and so on (hence matched funding). 

Applications for a grant of £3,000 will also be considered from those chambers which have not recently provided a pupillage and would like to do so; chambers would provide £3,000 towards the first six months of pupillage.  Subject to the permitted set-off of the pupil’s earnings, the second six months of the additional pupillage(s) would be funded by chambers.

How and When to Apply

Applications will be invited from 1 September 2016. Please follow this link for more details: www.coic.org.uk/pupillage-matched-funding.

Online applications must be completed and submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 19 October 2016. Please note this is earlier than previous years, in order to accommodate the new Pupillage Gateway timetable.

Should you have any questions, please contact Hayley Dawes, COIC secretary via: hdawes@coic.org.uk.