Law Society Charity (UK) accepting applications for 2017 with grants from £5,000 to £15,000

Date published: 14/03/2017

Closing dates: 30 June 2017, 1 September 2017 and 1 December 2017.logo

The Law Society Charity offers grants to registered charities for work related to the law and the legal profession in the UK, including projects that promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education.

The Law Society Charity is a charitable fund set up by the Law Society in 1974. The charity acts entirely independently of the Law Society, supporting charitable work related to the law and the legal profession including projects which promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education.

Registered charities can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 for activities including:

  • Supporting the education of the public in legal matters and members of the profession in the interests of the public, in particular by assisting in the maintenance of high standards of general legal education in the profession;

  • Supporting charities whose principal aims are to support members of the profession in need.
    Seeking out and supporting, whether in partnership with others or alone:

    • Major charitable projects which will be supported by Local Law Societies and groups (and other means of outreach);

    • Exploring joint ventures with other charities, particularly with the charitable arms of firms of solicitors;

  • Supporting charitable work done internationally to promote human rights such as, assistance in the development of law, general promotion of legal education and pro bono assistance for people facing capital punishment;

  • In exceptional cases, responding to ad hoc applications for support from other charitable organisations whose work redounds to the credit of the profession, but generally not those with narrow geographical limits;

The charity will prioritise projects which promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities.

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