The New Brunswick Law Foundation welcomes non-profit entities to apply for grants to fund projects and programs for the purposes of legal aid, legal research, legal education, law reform and law libraries.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets twice annually to review applications for funding activities that are consistent with the Foundation’s legislated objects. Meetings are normally held in February and June of each year. Completed application forms and supporting documents must be submitted prior to January 25th or May 25th to coincide with this schedule.
- Priority is given to projects and programs which offer benefits to the residents of New Brunswick.
- Grants are normally made on a seed-money or one-time basis with long-term commitments being avoided.
- The grants budget in any year is to be based on the revenues realized in the preceding year.
- Grants are normally given for a one-year period starting May 1 and any funds remaining unexpended at the end of the year lapse. If the project extends beyond a year, the approval of the Foundation must be obtained to continue the approved funding into the following year.
- Funds are to be expended in accordance with the budget submitted with the application. Any proposed significant digression from the budget must be approved in advance by the Foundation.
- Any publicity or publication in connection with, or arising out of, the project is to indicate the Foundation’s participation.
- Upon completion of the project, a final report and accounting must be provided. If the project is to extend beyond a year, then a progress report must be submitted on the expiration of the first year.
- The grant is not to be regarded as representing a continuing commitment of support by the Foundation.
Please refer to Grant Policies for additional information.