The New Brunswick Law Foundation accepts grant applications in January and May of each year for consideration by its Board of Directors at regularly scheduled Board meetings.
The Law Society Act, 1996 requires the Foundation to use its funds for the purposes of legal aid, legal research, legal education, law reform, law libraries, and bursaries and scholarships for the study of law.
The Foundation funds projects and programs that are consistent with its statutory purposes and offer benefits to the people of New Brunswick. The Foundation may fund projects and programs meeting these criteria that are national or international in scope if they are also funded by other law foundations, law societies or governments. Approved grants are listed here.
WHO CAN APPLY
Grantees must be not-for-profit organizations. Grants will not be made to an individual (except as the recipient of a bursary or scholarship), government department or commercial enterprise.
The following uses of Grant Funds are generally prohibited:
- Activities that benefit individuals, except recipients of bursaries or scholarships;
- Litigation support;
- Advocating or promoting a specific legal position or policy position;
- Deficit budgets;
- Preparation of governance documents or contracts;
- Purchase or lease of real property or capital equipment or other capital projects;
- Purchase or lease of vehicles; and
- Attendance at conferences, unless the primary purpose of such attendance is education or training.
Applicants are encouraged to obtain funds from other sources. The Foundation will consider whether other funds are available or other funders have been canvassed in its assessment of grant applications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Successful Applicants will be required to enter into a letter of agreement with the Foundation in a form approved by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The letter of agreement will set out the terms and conditions governing the Grant.
Unless otherwise specifically agreed to by the Foundation in extraordinary circumstances and set out in the letter of agreement, the period for each Grant is one year and cannot be renewed without reapplication by the Grantee.
For more information, please contact the Executive Director.