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Charitable giving

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:

  • Our global charity partnership

  • Disaster relief efforts

  • Three or four charities a year through a global grants programme

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: globalfoundation@allenovery.com. 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.

 

 

Key people

Kate Cavelle
Kate Cavelle
Head of Pro Bono & Community Investment
United Kingdom
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