The Allen & Overy Global Foundation makes donations to charitable causes around the world.
The Foundation is funded by contributions from all of A&O’s partners worldwide and supports:
Global Grants programme
The 2015 global grants programme will be open for applications on 1 December 2014. Three or four charities will be awarded grants of approximately GBP25,000 in autumn 2015.
To apply, charities should submit a letter of intent of no more than two pages that demonstrates:
how the project is aligned to A&O’s CSR goals: access to justice and / or access to education and employment
innovation: for example, A&O’s support will enable the charity to pilot a new approach and / or the charity is the only organisation using this methodology to tackle social change
how A&O’s support will result in the organisational development / capacity building of the charity to enable the charity to deliver long-term impact and sustainability
opportunities for staff involvement, including legal pro bono or other professional skills volunteering
Charities should also include details of:
the project to be funded and anticipated impact and achievements
the amount requested
the organisation’s legal status and whether it is incorporated as a charity
annual income and total number of staff
The project must be delivered outside of the UK. Preference is given to projects in countries which are in the bottom 25% of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index and / or the UNDP’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
The A&O Foundation will accept applications from charities previously supported by the Foundation. It will also accept applications for up to three-years of successive funding.
Please note that the A&O Foundation only supports organisations and is unable to support applications from individuals.
Letters of intent should be submitted by 31 March 2015 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted charities will be notified shortly after this date and will be asked to complete a longer application form for consideration by the global grants committee.