TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will continue to
accept applications from legal aid clinics and community partners for
new funding from LAO's $1 million Clinic Transformation Fund and/or its
$2 million Fund to Strengthen the Capacity of Community and Legal
Clinics until Jan. 15, 2014.
Clinic Transformation Fund
The Clinic Transformation Fund supports clinic transformation and future
savings in context with the clinic modernization strategy outlined in LAO's Clinic Law Services Strategic Directions paper. Those eligible to apply include:
all LAO-funded legal aid clinics with proposals to promote innovation
and strengthen clinics' abilities to provide consistent, accountable
services to clients
a single clinic, several clinics or a clinic in conjunction with
community partners. Joint proposals from two or more clinics are
encouraged and will be given preference.
applicants with one to three year time-limited projects.
Fund to Strengthen the Capacity of Community and Legal Clinics
The Fund to Strengthen the Capacity of Community and Legal Clinics
supports innovative and enhanced services that increase the number of
clients served in a cost-effective manner. This fund will support:
initiatives expected to become self-funding within three years, with a
program impact that continues into the future
the development of pilots for the delivery of legal services at sites
within a community, in partnership and collaboration with student legal
aid services and existing legal clinics.
Those eligible to apply include:
all community legal clinics, student legal aid service societies (SLASS)
and other community organizations which provide or could provide
poverty law services
a single community legal clinic, community organization or SLASS or
joint proposals from several parties
applicants with one- to three-year projects or initiatives.
The $3 million for these funds is 30 per cent of the $10 million in
additional funding LAO has received from the government for 2013/14, as
announced in the May 2013 budget.
SOURCE: Legal Aid Ontario
For further information:
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