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Charities Programme

Saturday, 17 August 2019

We provide financial and in-kind support to a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations. Highlights of our recent activity include:

Major Charity partner – Contact the Elderly
The firm provides substantial financial support to a major charity partner on a rolling two year basis. Our major charity partner for 2018 – 2020 is Contact the Elderly.  Over the next two years the firm will be working closely with Contact the Elderly to support them in achieving their strategic priorities. As well as fundraising, the firm will also be providing pro bono legal support on a number of matters.

Travers Smith Foundation

The Travers Smith Foundation enables us to support even more charities, local communities, and not-for-profit-organisations by issuing small grants and donations. If you'd like to apply for a grant or donation, you can download an application form here:

City YMCA London
We actively support City YMCA London's work in establishing a new 146 bed hostel for homeless young people living in London. In 2016, the Travers Smith Partnership Board took to the streets to complete a Sleep Easy Fundraising Challenge in aid of City YMCA. As well as financial support, we are also providing office furniture and other materials for bedrooms and communal spaces in the hostel.

We support Lex:Lead, a global charity aimed at supporting law students from the world's least economically developed countries. Via an essay competition, the firm awards University scholarships to law students from exceptionally disadvantage backgrounds.

Payroll Giving
We are proud to have been awarded Payroll Giving Gold by the Cabinet Office in recognition of our commitment to charitable giving and philanthropy. The Gold Award is symbol of excellence and is only awarded to employers that have succeeded in generating sustainable income sources for UK charities through Payroll Giving.

Other support
We regularly provide resources and meeting rooms for a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations, including Stonewall, Mind, A4ID, Hereditary Angioedema UK, and Freehold.

We recently hosted an event for the Dementia Carers in Touch Network, which focused on Powers of Attorney and dementia-friendly banking services. You can view the video from the event here.