The majority of the Foundation’s grant budget each year is devoted to the approximately 90 continuing programs it funds. These are programs, located across the province, which the Foundation funds on an annual, ongoing basis.
However, there are also a number of funds which are available each year to support project and other funding that fall within the Foundation’s five mandate areas, namely; legal aid, legal education, legal research, law reform and law libraries for the benefit of British Columbians.
Please click the links below for more information about a particular fund.
Small Projects: This is funding of up to $15,000 for one-time projects.
December: Applications due
February: Shortlisting of projects
March: Funding adjudication
Large Projects: This is funding of up to $75,000 for one-time projects.
February: Letters of Intent due
March: Shortlisting of Letters of Intent
April: Full project applications due
June: Funding adjudication
A project grant application:
- must be submitted by a non-profit organization
- must fall within one or more of the Foundation’s five mandated areas
- must establish a clear benefit to the people of British Columbia
Please contact Law Foundation staff at (604) 688-2337 to discuss your project before preparing your application. This is an opportunity to get assistance/feedback on your project idea and how it relates to the Law Foundation’s mandate.
Legal Research Fund: This is funding of up to $20,000 for one-time legal research projects by:
- members of Law Faculties in British Columbia
- members of other faculties in British Columbia
- members of the legal profession in British Columbia
- non-profit organizations
September: Applications due
November: Funding adjudication
Graduate Fellowships: These are awards of $13,750 (subject to change) available to full-time students engaged in graduate studies in law or a law-related area.
January: Applications due
March: Funding adjudication for the following September/June academic year