The Justice Collective is a collective of musicians and celebrities. The project is spearheaded by Peter Hooton of The Farm. It was originally established in 2012 as a fund-raising record raising money for the various charities associated with the Hillsborough disaster. It is best known for its charity single "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" in 2012. A closely related The Peace Collective released the charity single "All Together Now" in 2014.
A number of stars joined together to record a version of He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother for the The Justice Collective for Hillsborough, with all proceeds from single sales going towards the Hillsborough Families' legal costs in their fight for justice. Among the stars who have donated their time to recording the charity single are Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Andy Brown (Lawson), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Chris Sharrock (Beady Eye / Oasis), Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers). The Hillsborough Tragedy happened in 1989, when 96 people were killed and 766 were injured during a crush at the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.