Gray's Inn

Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme

In order to encourage additional pupillages, in 2014 the four Inns of Court set up a Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme. 

The COIC Pupillage Matched Funded Scheme (PMF) helps provide additional pupillages in Chambers, and other approved training organisations, predominantly engaged in legally aided work.

The scheme is set to support 45 pupillages in 2018.

How the scheme works

Matched funded pupillages are in addition to those they would have offered in any event.

COIC match pupillage funding already provided by chambers with a total grant of £6,000 to fund the first six months of a second pupillage.

Chambers are now also able to elect to receive an increased level of funding of £7,000, provided that all pupils in chambers receive an income of at least £14,000 for the year (a figure closer to the National Living Wage).

2018 Applications

Applications to match fund 2019-20 and 2020-21 pupillages are invited between 3 September and 22 October 2018. 

Visit the COIC (Council of the Inns of Court) website for further details and the application. 

Find out more

  • The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC)

    Find further information regarding the Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme on the COIC website

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  • Pupil Supervisors

    Guidance on eligibility to be a pupil supervisor and information on applying

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  • Article 'Funding the Future' by Nathalie Lieven QC

    Counsel Magazine - September 2016 Issue

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