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The Shoosmiths Foundation

The Shoosmiths Foundation is a grant-making body working to help address societal issues, to empower sustainable change and to improve the lives of the people and the environment in the UK.

Shoosmiths Foundation

The Shoosmiths Foundation is now assessing applications for funding. The deadline for submissions has passed.

The Foundation builds on Shoosmiths’ existing community investment programme which continues to support local charity partners through staff fundraising and firm donations, staff volunteering and provision of legal advice pro bono.

Only UK registered charities are eligible to apply when an application window is open. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Eligible expenditure

The Shoosmiths Foundation offers grants in the following categories to:

  • advance social mobility in the legal sector, and across the UK, in line with the Shoosmiths social mobility action plan. Particular focus on charitable organisations which share our belief that ‘talent can come from anywhere’, and which align their interventions with local socio-economic analysis and need;
  • advance a carbon net zero UK; and
  • advance access to justice in the UK.

N.B. Applications for this round must relate to the social mobility aim.


Please refer to the Shoosmiths Community Investment Policy for exclusions. See here.

Funding is not available for individuals.

Applications are restricted to one application per charity.

Applications must relate to a specific project.

Applications are not permitted for unrestricted funding requests.

Application procedure

Applications may be made when publicised by Shoosmiths.

Contact [email protected] for further information. 

Previous support provided

The Shoosmiths Foundation has previously supported End Youth Homelessness and Street League charities with a total of £90,000 awarded.

Funding to End Youth Homelessness will provide circa 2,174 hours of employability support from Employability Coaches and help circa 41 young people back into Employment, Education or Training (EET).

Funding to Street League will support 53 unemployed young people, living in some of the most deprived communities across Leeds and Sheffield, to gain qualifications they need to secure meaningful job opportunities.

Get in touch

If you would like to learn more about the Shoosmiths Foundation, or have any queries, please contact us.