Funding Information for Large Projects

Large Projects

2017 Projects Initiative

The Law Foundation has established a projects budget of $500,000 for 2017 for one-time projects.

Please see below for application instructions.


The Law Foundation has established a projects budget of $500,000 for 2017 for one-time projects.

The Law Foundation encourages applicants and projects that reflect the diversity of British Columbia.  The Law Foundation’s working definition of diversity is: Diversity includes age, different abilities, socio-economic level, education, ethnicity, language, family, gender, marital/relationship status, race, religion, work experience, geographic size and location, and sexual orientation. 

Who can apply?

A non-profit organization in British Columbia whose proposed time-limited project falls within one or more of the five statutory mandated areas of the Law Foundation:

  • legal aid
  • legal education
  • legal research
  • law reform
  • law libraries.

Areas of encouragement:

The Law Foundation will consider proposals in areas other than those listed below as long as they fall within the program objectives of the Law Foundation.

The Law Foundation is particularly interested in receiving innovative proposals that meet needs in the following areas:

  • Aboriginal Legal issues
  • Mental Health
  • Projects that meet the legal needs of children and youth
  • Projects that meet the legal needs of immigrants and refugees
  • Projects that meet the legal needs of remote, isolated and underserved areas of the province
  • Projects that meet the needs of the diverse people of British Columbia (please refer to the Law Foundation Diversity Profile)

Grant size:  The maximum amount available for each project is $50,000.

Application and Assessment Process

We strongly encourage you to contact the Law Foundation before preparing your application to discuss your project idea. This is an opportunity to discuss the project funding process and get assistance/feedback on your project idea and how it relates to the Law Foundation mandate.  We encourage you to get this feedback as early in the process as you can, but no later than Friday, January 6, 2017.

Project grants are NOT awarded under this initiative for:

  • Projects that are on-going in nature;
  • Counselling programs;
  • Individual court cases;
  • The development of by-laws, governance documents or contracts;
  • Capital or infrastructure grants;
  • Start up or capacity building grants;
  • Projects that duplicate services;
  • Public legal education publications that duplicate what currently exists; and
  • Unless specifically exempted by the New Grants Committee, applications that were declined by the Foundation in the previous two years.

To be considered, please submit an application by 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 13, 2017 by mail, courier, fax, or email.  Applications may be emailed to projects@lawfoundationbc.org.

Applications will be adjudicated in June 2017.

Please note that the Foundation may require an organization to have audited financial statements or an audit of the project.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding.

Application forms may be obtained:

  • by emailing us at info@lawfoundationbc.org
  • by calling us at 1-(604) 688-2337
  • by faxing us at 1-(604) 688-4586
  • by writing us at the Law Foundation of BC, 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3

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