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.

Invitations are now closed for the latest Shoosmiths Foundation funding round which invited applications for projects in the UK that advance a carbon net zero UK aligned with a just transition. Thank you to all the charities that have applied. We are now reviewing all the applications received and will update this page once we have made our grantmaking decisions.

The Shoosmiths 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. 


  • Please refer to the Shoosmiths Community Investment Policy for exclusions.
  • 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.

Previous support provided

The Shoosmiths Foundation has previously supported EveryYouth, Street League and JERICHO charities. Download their reports within the resources section to find out more.

You can find out more about how funding from the Shoosmiths Foundation is assisting three charity beneficiaries by viewing these videos:





Get in touch

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