Funding Available

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, funded by the Foundation on an annual, ongoing basis.

There are also funds available each year to support projects and other initiatives falling within the Foundation’s five mandate areas — legal aid, legal education, legal research, law reform and law libraries — for the benefit of British Columbians. Here is information about current funding opportunities.

Child Protection Clinic / Resource Centre 2019

The Law Foundation of British Columbia has designated funds of up to $250,000 for the creation of a Child Protection Clinic/Resource Centre for British Columbia.  This fund has been made possible by a grant from the Attorney General to support legal clinics for fiscal year 2019-2020. Applications must be submitted to the Law Foundation no later than 31 July 2019.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-profit organizations in British Columbia that can demonstrate that they have the background, interests and capacity to carry out the project in a manner that will meet the stated purpose of this initiative.

Please contact Law Foundation Program Director Veenu Saini at 1-604-688-2337 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.

2019 Major Projects Initiative

Funding to support innovative initiatives that have the goal of achieving a significant impact in enhancing justice and access to justice in British Columbia, in the amount of between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for time-limited and one-time projects that can last up to 3 years.

Grant Cycle

  • Letter of Intent due May 1st 2019 OR August 15 2019
  • Selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications

Application Requirements

  • 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 info@lawfoundationbc.org or at 1-604-688-2337 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.

Project Funding

Funding of up to $75,000 for one-time projects.

Grant Cycle

  • March: Applications due
  • April: Shortlisting of Applications
  • June: Funding adjudication

Application Requirements

  • 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 1-604-688-2337 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

Funding of up to $20,000 for one-time legal research projects.

Grant Cycle

  • September: Applications due
  • November: Funding adjudication

Open To

  • 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

Graduate Fellowships

Awards of up to $15,000 (subject to change) available to full-time students engaged in graduate studies in law or a law-related area.

Grant Cycle

  • January: Applications due
  • March: Funding adjudication for the following September/June academic year

Open To

  • full-time students engaged in graduate studies in law or a law-related area

Public Interest Law Participation Fund

An annual fund of $100,000 established by the Law Foundation of BC to enhance public participation in public interest law matters in British Columbia. 

Grant Cycle

  • As of January 1, 2018: Applications will be accepted

Application Requirements

  • Any organization or individual resident in British Columbia may apply.
  • Applicants will be given priority if they demonstrate that their participation would not be possible without the requested funding, and that their participation will broaden the diversity, inclusiveness and balance of views being discussed.