Please read the following eligibility criteria for TrustLaw membership before you proceed with your application.

Who we support?

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
Membership to TrustLaw is open to NGOs that are:  

  • Registered as a legal entity in compliance with local requirements or authorities;
  • Non-discriminatory, apolitical and non-proselytizing;
  • Working towards a social mission that seeks to address social, humanitarian, or environmental challenges;
  • Able to clearly express their social objectives, including the impact they are trying to achieve, who they aim to help and how they plan to do this;
  • Able to share at least one annual report detailing their finances, activities and programmes;
  • Able to demonstrate their sustainability with evidence of funding or support for the 12 month period following the application; and
  • Self-governing with a Board that manages the activities of the organisation.

Social Enterprises
Membership to TrustLaw is open to social enterprises that are:

  • Registered as a legal entity in compliance with local requirements or authorities;
  • Non-discriminatory, apolitical and non-proselytizing;
  • Working directly towards a social mission that seeks to address social, humanitarian or environmental challenges;
  • Able to clearly express their social objectives, including the impact they are trying to achieve, who they aim to help and how they plan to do this;
  • Non-profit or for-profit organisations (for-profit organisations must demonstrate a commitment to reinvesting most of their profits to further their social mission);
  • Able to share at least one report or plan detailing their activities, programmes, impact and impact measurement approach;
  • Able to demonstrate their financial sustainability with evidence of investment support for the 12 month period following the application or revenue generating activities.

Referral partners
TrustLaw partners with organisations that support NGOs or social enterprises with grants, awards, fellowships or membership. These partners are invited to refer their own members / grantees / award winners / fellows for membership of TrustLaw. Referral partnership is open to organisations that:

  • Are registered as a legal entity in compliance with local requirements or authorities;
  • Support or work with members / grantees / award winners / fellows that are directly working towards a social mission that seeks to address social, humanitarian or environmental challenges; and
  • Conduct due diligence before approving their members / grantees / award winners / fellows that meets the requirements of the TrustLaw due diligence criteria for NGOs and social enterprises.