Garden Court’s Special Fund is a unique source of funding within the legal profession.
We primarily make donations to small, progressive, cutting edge organisations doing legal, campaigning or charitable work in defence of civil liberties and/or access to social justice.
Every member of chambers contributes financially to the Special Fund.
We currently provide long-term funding to 20 organisations. Each beneficiary receives £16,000 over a four year period (£4,000 per year).
The current beneficiaries of long-term funding are:
- Bail for Immigration Detainees
- Brent Community Law Centre
- Campaign Against the Arms Trade
- Centre for Women’s Justice
- Corporate Watch
- Death Penalty Project
- Friends, Families & Travellers
- Institute of Race Relations
- Just for Kids Law
- Migrants’ Rights Network
- Network for Police Monitoring
- Paddington Law Centre
- Public Law Project
- Rights of Women
- Southall Black Sisters
- War on Want
- Women in Prison
We also make a number of one-off donations every year of up to £3,000. In exceptional circumstances we will consider applications for more than £3,000.
How to apply
If you want to apply for funding or require further information about the Special Fund, please email Rajiv Menon on or telephone him on 020 7993 7803.
If you are applying for short-term funding, you can apply at any time. The next deadline for long-term funding will be 10 January 2022.
In your application for funding, please tell us about your organisation, set out in detail on what the money will be spent and enclose your most recent Annual Report or statement of accounts.
Our meeting rooms at Garden Court are available to rent all year round, we offer special discounted rates for charities and NGOs.