2012 Projects Initiative
The Law Foundation has established a 2012 project initiative for one-time projects of up to $75,000.
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:
Aboriginal Legal Issues (for example: on reserve, residential schools, child protection);
Consumer and Debt Issues (for example: payday loans, bankruptcy and foreclosures);
Elder Law (for example: dementia, Alzheimer’s, powers of attorney, trusteeships);
Family Law (for example: Family Maintenance Enforcement and Variation, the new Family Law Act);
Legal Needs of Remote Geographical Areas;
Public Legal Education (for example: applications with a focus on people with literacy issues or on public confidence in the justice system); or
Technology (for example: projects that utilize technology in the delivery of legal services and /or public legal education).
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, including the deadline for Small Project applications, please contact the Law Foundation, see contact information below.
For more information about the application process, including deadlines, and obtaining the required forms, please visit the LFBC website, www.lawfoundationbc.org or contact the Law Foundation of B.C., 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3 / Tel. 604-688-2337 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Law Foundation of British Columbia Graduate Fellowships 2012/2013
VALUE: Up to five (5) Awards of $13,750 each. (Subject to change)
CLOSING DATE: All applications and supporting material must be received at the Law Foundation offices by January 6, 2012. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
FIELD OF STUDY/ ELIGIBILITY:
Full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Please note that the pursuit of a Juris Doctor (JD), as a first law degree, does not constitute graduate studies for the purposes of the Law Foundation Graduate Fellowships.
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 the LFBC website, www.lawfoundationbc.org or contact the Law Foundation of B.C., 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3 / Tel. 604-688-2337 / Email email@example.com for an application form or further information.
For full details of the programs and projects that received funding, please visit www.lawfoundationbc.org.
This article was published in the October 2011 issue of BarTalk. © 2011 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.