2010 Projects Initiative
The Law Foundation anticipates establishing a projects budget of $750,000 for 2010 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; and law libraries.
AREAS OF ENCOURAGEMENT: The Law Foundation is particularly interested in receiving proposals that meet needs in the following areas:
- Consumer and Debt Issues
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- Projects that meet the legal needs of people in rural areas of the province
The Law Foundation will consider proposals in areas other than those listed above as long as they fall within the program objectives of the Law Foundation.
GRANT SIZE: The maximum amount available for each project is $75,000.
Note: If your project is for $15,000 or below, please apply under the Law Foundation’s Small Projects Initiative. For further information, please contact the Law Foundation, see contact information below.
APPLICATION PROCESS: There will be a two-stage process: a Letter of Intent stage followed by selected applicants being invited to submit full applications.
Please contact Law Foundation staff at 604-688-2337 to discuss your project prior to submitting a Letter of Intent form.
To be considered, please submit a Letter of Intent form by 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2010 by mail, courier, or fax. Please do not email Letter of Intent forms.
Letter of Intent forms may be obtained:
- from our website, www.lawfoundationbc.org (Microsoft Word or PDF format)
- by emailing us at email@example.com
- by calling us at 604-688-2337
- by faxing us at 604-688-4586
- by writing us at the Law Foundation of B.C., 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3
Selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications for adjudication at the June 2010 Board of Governors’ meeting.
Please note that the Foundation may require an organization to have audited financial statements or an audit of the project.
Graduate Fellowships 2010/2011
VALUE: Up to five (5) Awards of $13,750 each (subject to change).
CLOSING DATE: January 8, 2010.
FIELD OF STUDY/ ELIGIBILITY: Full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Applicants must either be residents of British Columbia; graduates of a British Columbia law school; or members of the British Columbia Bar.
WHERE TENABLE: Recognized universities in Canada, the U.S. or abroad. NOTE: The Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship is not available for the graduate programs of the Faculties of Law at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, as the Law Foundation makes separate grants to the Graduate Fellowship programs at these universities.
APPLICATIONS: Please visit our website, www.lawfoundationbc.org or contact us at Law Foundation of B.C., 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3 / Tel. 604-688-2337 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form or further information.
This article was published in the December 2009 issue of BarTalk. © 2009 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.