Discretionary Granting

Discretionary Grants

The Foundation gives two types of grants: mandatory and discretionary.

The Foundation has the discretion to approve grants for projects or programs that align with the objects of the Foundation to encourage and promote legal education, legal research, legal aid services, law reform and the development and maintenance of law libraries.

Grant applications may be made to the Foundation using the required application forms, available by contacting the Foundation. The Board considers discretionary grant applications at its regularly scheduled meetings and has final discretion as to whether to approve an application, in whole or in part or to decline it.

Currently, there are three types of discretionary grants offered by the Foundation:

  • Core or Sustaining Grants
  • Project Grants
  • Small Grants

The Board’s policy on discretionary granting sets out procedures relating to those grants. Information about our granting and application processes can be found in How to Apply and examples of the types of projects and program funded by the Foundation are found in Recent Granting.