To be eligible to apply to the Access to Justice Fund, your proposal must support access to justice and:
- address the priorities listed below
- fit within the Foundation’s mandate and be consistent with the Foundation’s vision and mission
- be from a nonprofit venture.
Preference will be given to applications that address one (or more) of the following:
- Constitute novel or “breakthrough” innovations that could dramatically improve access to justice or outcomes for families
- Use technology to reach people more effectively
- Pilot programs that have a reasonable chance of finding ongoing funding (while the Foundation does not generally provide funding to government or legal aid agencies, we are interested in ideas that have the support of those system partners)
- Will provide meaningful insights into outcomes in family law matters, particularly applied research that will provide insights into what is working and where improvements could be made. Any research proposal must demonstrate concrete benefit to community members.
Preference will also be given to proposals that involve collaboration between two or more organizations. The Foundation is happy to accept proposals that respond to needs in one or more than one province and/or territory.