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Grants Program

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW Grants Program aims to improve access to justice, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people, by supporting selected projects to improve access and decrease barriers to justice, or through research, to identify need or ways to improve access to justice.

The Foundation accepts small grant applications of up to $5000 at any time. Applications for general grants of up to $50,000 typically close on 31 March and 31 August annually, however applicants should check the Foundation's website to confirm grants round closing dates before submitting their application.

General Grants Round March 2014 - now closed!
Applications for the March 2014 round opened on Monday 4 November 2013 and closed on Friday 21 March 2014. We thank everyone who made the time to prepare and submit an application. Applications are now being reviewed and we anticipate advising the successful recipients in August. We plan to advise on the dates of our next funding round mid-year, so please check our website then for more information.

You must discuss your project proposal with the Foundation’s Grants and Legal Information Manager, at a minimum of six weeks before submitting your application. This allows time for you to consult with us and act upon any advice that we can offer you to assist you to make your application more competitive. Intending applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation’s Grants and Legal Information Manager to discuss their proposal as early as possible.

To prepare for a discussion about your project, please download and read the Grant Applicants Kit and the LJF Grant Application Form. If you have trouble downloading these documents, please email

To find out more, visit our page on Applying for a Grant or Frequently Asked Questions.

Results of previous General Grants Round
The recipients of grants from the March 2013 General Grants round have been announced ... read more

Small grants
Each year there is a limited pool of funds available for small grants of up to $5000. Applications for small grants may be submitted at any time, however, if you are considering applying for a small grant you must contact the Foundation’s Grants and Legal Information Manager, by phone on (02) 8227 3210 or email to confirm whether any funds are available and to discuss your grant proposal.