One week until applications deadline for Whitehouse pro-bono public affairs scheme

There is just one week to go for third sector organisations to apply for the Whitehouse Consultancy’s pro-bono public affairs scheme, under which a selected organisation will receive 12 months’ of free public affairs and political communications consultancy and support.

The Whitehouse Consultancy is a Westminster-based political communications, public affairs and media relations agency.  Through our pro-bono public affairs scheme we offer organisations aiming to make a real and constructive difference to society the opportunity to contribute to the development of political policy, which they might not otherwise participate in.

The successful organisation will benefit from our expertise with 12 months’ of support in taking forward their campaign through the ongoing research and analysis of political and policy developments; the identification of key decision makers to approach and support on how to approach them; message development; and preparation for one-to-one engagement with decision makers.

Candidate organisations will be considered on the following criteria:

  • Dynamism of the organisation, its application and general approach
  • Desire for achieving change in public policy and a reasonable understanding of this environment
  • Clarity and focus of the organisation’s aims and objectives for a public affairs campaign
  • Willingness and ability of the organisation to invest time and (excluding Whitehouse’s consultancy) resources to a public affairs campaign
  •  Current level of statutory funding.
  • The degree to which the work of the organisation reflects the ideals and values of our company and our team

Organisations interested in applying for the pro-bono scheme should contact Frances Powrie ( with a submission no longer than two sides of A4 explaining their recent work; details of any existing or previous political engagement; what their current issues are in relation to government policy; and intended goals for the 12 month period.

The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd August 2013. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to meet with members of the Whitehouse team prior a final decision.