Is your organization aiming to improve access to justice in Saskatchewan? If so, you are already well aware that justice is not yet easily available to all. But are you also aware that the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan (LFS) exists in great part to manage a fund destined to assist not for profit organizations striving to improve access to justice? LFS does that four times a year through a grant application and review process.
Established in 1973 under The Legal Profession Act, 1990 of Saskatchewan, the Foundation receives the interest earned in mixed trust accounts (rather than in special client-specific trust accounts) across the province. The fund thus created is maintained by LFS to support access to justice initiatives in areas such as legal education, legal research, legal aid, law libraries, and law reform.
Since its inception the Foundation has granted over $94 million for its legislated purposes. For examples of such support, see the latest list of grantees on the Foundation’s website.
So, if your organization is not for profit and needs financial assistance to achieve objectives compatible with the Law Foundation’s mandate, take a look at the application process.
The Foundation meets quarterly to consider applications. Usually the September and March meetings are held in Regina, and the June and December meetings are held in Saskatoon. As the Foundation may request that you be present to speak to your application, you may wish to schedule your application accordingly.
The next application deadline is November 13th, 2020. It will be considered by the Foundation during its quarterly meeting in Saskatoon on December 7th, 2020.