GMIAU has been working with people subject to immigration control for over 25 year. As a voluntary organisation we provide free legal advice, representation and support services to the local community in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency and one with Manchester City council. Much of our project work is funded by grant making trusts. Our work would not be possible without the generous support and income that we receive from charitable trusts and foundations.

We are excited to build relationships and work with others who share our vision and are committed to challenging racism, immigration controls, and supporting people who are most affected by the harshness of the immigration and asylum systems.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can work together please contact our Director Denise McDowell at or on 0161 740 7722

We thank the following organisations for their financial support today and in the past:

  • AB Charitable Trust
  • Access to Justice Foundation
  • Aurum Charitable Trust
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Comic Relief
  • Legal Aid Agency contract (Legal Aid)
  • Legal Aid Agency certified work
  • Legal Education Foundation
  • Local Sustainability Fund
  • Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • MAC Aids Fund
  • Manchester City Council contract
  • Network for Social Change
  • North West Legal Support Trust
  • Sam and Bella Charitable Trust
  • Strategic Legal Fund
  • Student placements
  • The Oglesby Charitable Trust
  • The Henry Smith Charity