Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme

The Council of the Inns of Court has announced the launch of the next round of the Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme. Applications to match the funding for 2017-18 and 2018-19 pupillages will be welcomed from 1 September 2016.

The scheme encourages the provision of additional pupillages in those chambers (and other approved training organisations) whose work is predominantly publicly funded.

The Inns will match the first six funding already provided by chambers. Chambers that would otherwise recruit one pupil, can then apply for a matched funding grant of £6,000 to fund the first six months of a second pupillage.

Applications for a grant of £3000 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.


Chambers will be able to apply from 1 September 2016 via The Council of the Inns of Court website.

The application period will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Please email Hayley Dawes, COIC Secretary with any queries. 

Date posted: 21 July 2016