Social Impact Programme

Now in its third year, the Global Counsel Social Impact Programme aims to support non-profit organisations, as well as small for-profits with strong values-based aims, with political and policy issues on a pro bono basis. This is aimed at organisations that would not otherwise have access to our services, especially those pursuing causes that our colleagues are passionate about. Successful applicants will be able to benefit from our skills and expertise through a tailored fixed-term consultancy engagement. 

Find out more about the programme, including our work so far here.


Applications for 2023 are now closed.

Organisations that are successful in the first round will be invited to discuss in more depth how we may be able to help them. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

About Global Counsel

Global Counsel helps organisations in different sectors to understand how politics, policy and regulation affect them in practice. We enable our clients to respond to the challenges and opportunities that they face in these areas and to anticipate how they might change. 

Our team has experience in politics and policymaking in national governments and international institutions. With offices in Brussels, London, Singapore, Doha and Washington DC, we can advise on a wide range of topics across numerous geographies.

Who can apply?

  • Not-for-profit organisations worldwide such as charities, NGOs, educational institutions, and foundations.
  • Small for-profit organisations with strong values-based aims, such as social enterprises or small businesses with an emphasis on positively impacting society.
  • Organisations registered with their respective regulator, where relevant.
  • Organisations that would not otherwise have access to our services.
  • Organisations with a policy or political challenge that we can help with.

What can we offer?

We are flexible and will make an offer tailored to the successful applicant(s). As a starting point for the discussion, we could offer one of the following:

  • A short report on a policy or political issue, for internal use e.g. in planning and decision-making.
  • A short report on a policy or political issue, to be published externally e.g. for thought-leadership on an issue.
  • Help you prepare and deliver an online event on a policy or political issue.
  • Political strategy & advocacy planning, e.g. identifying key stakeholders for you to engage with on an issue and create an engagement strategy and narrative.
  • Audience insights informed by quantitative and qualitative research methodologies – including in depth interviews, focus groups and polling.