Make a Donation


"Without the kindness and time dedicated by volunteer barristers and Advocate, people like me would never get the chance for fairness or justice"

Advocate is an independent charity which relies on donations to meet all its running costs. We are very grateful to all those sets of Chambers, organisations and individuals who already help us.


Regular Donations

Regular donations are particularly appreciated as they allow us to plan properly for the future. If you can Gift Aid your donation we can receive an extra 25p for every pound that you give e.g. a donation of £100 is worth £125.

You can give directly from your bank; request a standing order form from Sarah Cashman on

You can also set up a regular or one-off donation online via Virgin Money Giving:

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

  • £5 a month helps towards the costs of essential office supplies and thereby to ensure that our office remains functioning to assist vulnerable applicants.
  • £25 a month helps to provide ongoing website and IT support allowing us to connect to members of the public, providing essential information to those in need.
  • £50 a month helps towards the cost of employing five permanent caseworkers essential for the efficient processing of over 2,000 applications for help received annually.


Pro Bono Patrons

The Pro Bono Patrons scheme is designed to give organisations who underpin our core work a way to share that commitment externally and publicly with clients and staff.

Without such core regular funding, it would be impossible for Advocate to carry out its function of structuring the pro bono work of the Bar, by enabling barristers to give their time to help those who need it, in all tribunals and courts and in all areas of law across England and Wales.

Pro Bono Patron organisations support Advocate at three levels:

  • Gold Circle £8,000
  • Silver Circle £3,500
  • Bronze Circle £1,000

As a Pro Bono Patron, organisations can include the logo on their website and their publicity materials and will be recognised prominently on the new Advocate website. If you are interested in joining the Gold, Silver or Bronze Circle of Pro Bono Patrons, please contact Mary Dobson on