The Allen & Overy Foundation makes donations to charitable causes around the world.

Three or four charities will be awarded grants of approximately GBP50, 000 in Summer 2018. Grantees will also be given an allocation of up to 100 volunteering hours of pro bono and / or community investment time, subject to capacity and agreement with the pro bono and community investment team. 



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How to Apply
How to Apply
  • To apply, charities should submit a letter of no more than two pages, demonstrating:
    • how the project is aligned to A&O’s key themes of access to justice, education and employment (the project does not need to address all themes)
    • the project to be funded and its anticipated impact and achievements, including how the project will be sustainable
    • 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
    • opportunities 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 volunteering opportunities will be given preference.
  • Charities MUST also include details of:
    • the amount requested and a basic overview of how the grant will be spent
    • the organisation’s 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 (this is essential)
  • Applications must be submitted via email at