About us

The Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) is a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1045918. Our current President is HRH The Prince of Wales.

We help the voice of ordinary people and communities to be heard on matters affecting the environment in which they live.

It’s about participation and access to justice.

It’s about your views and feelings – not ours or any ‘green elite’ – on the quality of the air you breathe, on the open spaces, wildlife, land use and waterways near your home.

It’s about promoting the collective, good decision-making which is at the very heart of civilised, democratic and stable societies.

We do this by providing free information and advice on environmental issues to individuals and communities via our in-house and university based law clinics, and via our network of specialist environmental lawyers and technical experts.

We exist primarily to help socially and economically disadvantaged communities which want to address their concerns, but lack the resources or information to do so. All, however, are welcome to enquire.

To find out how to use our services, please click here.

To see a list of trustees, university clinics and ELF members, please refer to the main menu.