The LLP Programme

This programme, within our Legal Gateway Scheme, is primarily targeted at ethnic minority Law students and non-Law students at university. 

“The Legal Launch Pad has opened up the legal world to me and has given me a wonderful array of...

The MDBD Programme

We recognise the importance of role models and run the Make a Difference Be the Difference mentoring scheme in which we match mentors and mentees. Please do see our Mentoring Programme Brochure, Make a Difference be the Difference flyer and...

The TCTL Programme

The Today's Children, Tomorrow's Lawyers programme is primarily targeted at ethnic minority and disadvantaged 13-to-17-year-olds (but includes those aged 18 and 19 who are still in full-time education but pre-university).
Our TCTL programme...

First Headstart Programme

The First Headstart programme is targeted at students from ethnic minority backgrounds in their first year (law degree) and second year (non-law) at university based in the UK. The aim of the First Headstart programme is to:

Educate and...


We are delighted to announce that our newest Patron is Baroness Verma, Baroness Verma is the Minister for Energy and Climate change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.You can find out more about our people at BLD Foundation.

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This year promises to be a very busy year for our Legal Launch Pad (LLP), Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Lawyers (TCTL) and the Make a Difference Be the Difference (MDBD) Mentoring Programme. To find out more about our schedule of events, see our events pages further.

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The 2015 Legal Launch Pad programme opens on the 9th July 2014. Check here for more details, and here to apply.

Applications must be submitted by 3pm on Saturday 15 November 2014 and places will be offered on a rolling basisso it is important to apply early to increase your chances of success. Please email  with any questions.

Applications will open for the 2015 First Headstart programme on 1 May 2015. If you would like to be sent a reminder email at this time, please send your name to

Welcome to the BLD Foundation website. Our ethos is about changing lives by providing a gateway of opportunities through our Legal Gateway programmes. We aim to support young people and adults in realizing their potential by working with individuals of Black, Asian or other minority ethnic cultures, with educational establishments and business to enhance social mobility and diversity within the workforce and through improving access to opportunities for those most in need.

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