The Allen & Overy Foundation makes donations to charitable causes around the world.
Foundation is funded by contributions from all of A&O’s partners worldwide
Three or four charities will be awarded grants of
approximately GBP25,000 in autumn 2016. Grantees will also be given an
allocation of up to 100 hours of pro bono and / or community investment time, subject
to capacity and agreement with the pro bono and community investment team.
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
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 bring about
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
for staff involvement, including legal pro bono or other professional
skills volunteering. Please note that staff fundraising and / or visits to
see the project on the ground are not included in this. Applications which
have strong existing or potential pro bono and community investment
volunteering opportunities will be given preference.
Charities should also include details of:
the project to be
funded and anticipated impact and achievements
the amount requested
and a basic overview of how the grant will be spent
legal status and whether it is incorporated as a charity
annual income and
total number of staff
the name of an Allen
& Overy partner or staff member supporting the application
Applicants should demonstrate that the project will be
delivered in an area of considerable need. The A&O Foundation will accept
applications for up to three-years of successive funding. It will also accept
applications from charities previously supported with a one-year grant from the
Foundation. Charities that have received three year grants must wait three
years after the last year of the grant period before applying again.
In recognition of the amount of funding available, the
Foundation will consider part-funding projects.
Charities may ring-fence 20% of the grant for core
funding (not necessarily related to the project funded).
Please note that the A&O Foundation only supports
organisations and is unable to support applications from individuals.
We will accept applications from 7 January – 29
February 2016. Please submit your applications to GlobalFoundation@AllenOvery.com.
Shortlisted charities will be required to complete a further application form
with additional detail on the project, including copies of its annual report