Learn about the charity and social enterprise work of Paper Trail.
Paper Trail is funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), and Victims and Survivors Service. As a registered charity, we offer free advocacy and training to victims and survivors of the conflict in the north of Ireland. You can learn about our services here.
We also work closely with human rights and victims’ groups that represent families affected by the conflict.
Paper Trail is a social enterprise that offers specialized and targeted legacy archive research to the legal profession. We help ordinary families access official information buried in archives for decades.
The profits we generate will be reinvested to allow us to help other families in their pursuit of truth.
Together, the information we find will benefit them and future generations, for history informs us all.
Our vision is of open government and freedom of information for the ultimate benefit of each and every British and Irish citizen.
Our mission is to discover and collate historic, conflict-related information which is buried in official archives, and ensure it reaches the families who need it most.
Our values are informed and guided by our commitment to:
- > Human rights and social justice: we believe every family has a right to truth, justice, and acknowledgment
- > Inclusiveness: we respect all people, and value diversity and equality
- > Quality: we strive for excellence through continuous improvement
- > Openness: we are committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration