Cancellation of Grants Program
On 5 December 2018 the Board of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW announced the cancellation of our Grants Program, due to a lack of core funding. Over the past 20 years the Grants Program has awarded more than $4.6 million to projects that have significantly improved access to justice for socially and economically disadvantaged people in New South Wales.
The Foundation's Grants Program has effected change for some of the most disadvantaged people in our community such as women experiencing domestic violence, young people, people with mental health problems, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians. It has also strengthened the evidence base on 'what works' in the legal assistance sector.
We farewell our Grants Manager, Jane Kenny, on 21 December 2018 and thank her for her valuable contribution to the program since 2010.
The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW's 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.
General grants are for projects of up to $50,000. These grants are decided by the Foundation’s Board. Small grants are for projects of up to $5,000. The Foundation’s small grants program is designed to fund low cost, high impact projects that can be developed and delivered within a maximum 12-month period.