We want young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enjoy the support that can develop their skills for the future. So we work with our charity partners to create these opportunities – with a particular focus on social mobility. Here are three of the projects that Mishcon people currently work with to make these things happen:
Social Mobility Business Partnership
We are one of ten founding members of the Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP), a unique and award-winning social mobility programme. The SMBP promotes social mobility in business, with a focus on the legal and accountancy professions. By bringing together professional bodies, social mobility experts, law and accountancy firms, commercial businesses and sports clubs, it creates and delivers insight and skills programmes for Year 12 students around the UK.
Holborn Community Association
The Association has been a vital part of our local community for over 30 years. Based across three centres, it runs a range of sport, play, art and learning activities for all ages. These include free family drop-in sessions; taekwondo for children; table tennis for adults; day care for the elderly and vulnerable; and courses in film making and pottery.
Oasis Hub Waterloo – Elevate Programme
Oasis Youth Support offers personalised and transformative support services for 11 to 18 year-olds. As part of its Elevate Programme our volunteers meet with students from local secondary schools every week to provide mentoring, guidance and support.
We also encourage everyone at the Firm to support and fundraise for a number of causes every year:
Our bi-monthly Discretionary Fund lets people across the Firm nominate UK registered charities for assistance. In this way we support over 50 charities each year.
We support individual staff fundraising efforts by matching any sponsorship they raise from events they take part in.
Our First Year Trainees are raising £10,000 for Hestia, a UK charity committed to helping people through crisis and hardship, including modern slavery, domestic abuse, mental health and complex needs, learning and physical disabilities, and offender rehabilitation.