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Special Fund

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.

Long-term funding

We currently provide long term funding to 15 organisations. In January 2018 this will increase and we will be providing long term funding to 20 organisations. Each beneficiary will receive £16,000 over a four year period (£4,000 per year).

How to apply

If you want to apply for funding or require further information about the Special Fund, please write to Rajiv Menon at Garden Court or email him on  or telephone him on 020 7993 7803.

If you are applying for short-term funding, you can apply at any time. If you are applying for long-term funding, the next deadline will be 8 January 2018.

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 facilities

Our meeting rooms at Garden Court are available to rent all year round, we offer special discounted rates for charities and NGOs.

Current beneficiaries

The current beneficiaries of long-term funding are:

Short-term funding

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.