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Law for the Future Fund (LFFF) Grant

Grants to Canada Nonprofits for Innovative Projects
in the Field of Law that Benefit the Public

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Canadian Bar Association (CBA)

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Grants to Canada nonprofit qualified donees for innovative projects in the field of law. Projects eligible for consideration must be of national interest and/or of benefit to the general public and must be in at least one of the following fields: legal research, legal education, legislation and law reform, and administration of justice.

Established in 1984, the Law for the Future Fund (LFFF) provides financial support for Canadian research projects of national interest that are of benefit to the general public.

Since its foundation, the LFFF has helped finance more than 175 innovative and timely research projects. They include issues such as the recognition of environmental rights, access to justice in civil and family matters, prostitution laws and women's equality rights, the simplification of basic principles of human rights, and ways to make legal organizations more accessible to persons with disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147718

Term of Contract:

Each project must be on an annual basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only Canadian projects will be considered.

No support can be given for capital projects, ongoing operating expenses, budget deficits, general fund drives, annual charitable appeals, scholarships, sabbaticals, the holding of conferences or seminars. Requests relating exclusively to publication costs, equipment purchases and travel costs cannot be considered. No permanent commitments are made to support any type of project.

Individuals applying for grants must do so under the auspices of organizations which are qualified donees under the Income Tax Act. No grants are made to projects which would result in financial gain to an individual or organization.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for application is 1st of May each year. All applications are reviewed by a five-member Board of Trustees consisting of three CBA members, a member of the Bench, and a lay person. Successful applicants are notified in writing.

Application information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please return completed form and related material to:

The Canadian Bar Law for the Future Fund
Attention: Rachelle Watson
By email:
By mail: 500 - 865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5S8

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Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon