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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 current focus of the grants program is on projects from which lessons will be learned that contribute to identifying effective reforms, initiatives and programs to address legal need.

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 – congratulations to our successful applicants!
The Law and Justice Foundation congratulates all of the successful applicants to the March 2014 round of its grants program. We are currently contacting those organisations and more information about the projects selected for a grant by the Foundation’s Board will be posted here soon. As we received so many high quality applications in that round, the Foundation’s Board decided once again to expend the full year’s grants budget on the applications received. Accordingly, our next call for general grants (up to $50,000) will open in early 2015 and close on 31 March 2015. Please keep your eye on our website 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 grants@lawfoundation.net.au

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

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 grants@lawfoundation.net.au to confirm whether any funds are available and to discuss your grant proposal.




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