Borrin Foundation: Seeking Applications for 2018 EOI and Proposal Process

Deadline: 30 April 2018

Borrin Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 Expression of Interest (EOI) and Proposal Process to make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, through the law. 2018 EOI round is a call for great project ideas that contribute to the vision for Aotearoa New Zealand.

The funding, through grants, will take into account the potential of a proposal to:

  • Have a significant and enduring practical impact on the lives of New Zealanders
  • Be a catalyst for change
  • Address systemic issues
  • Build capacity
  • Engage the broader legal community including practitioners, policymakers, judges and academics
  • Develop insights into legal system through inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Target areas that are either under-resourced or under-developed and where there is a clear need for external support.


The Borrin Foundation’s trust deed governs the grant-making. The grants can fund work in the following areas:

  • Legal Research: this may include socio-legal research, multi-disciplinary research, applied research, action research, evaluation work or dissemination of research. It may also include pulling together existing research, or research in preparation for a larger project or service.
  • Legal Writing: this may include a wide variety of writing about any topic related to the law or the legal system.
  • Legal Education: this may include providing information about legal matters, rights or obligations; providing workshops and seminars for the public or practitioners; or providing education to a variety of age groups about legal or constitutional matters.
  • Legal Lectures: this may include presentations, conferences or symposium. Foundation can also fund work that ‘promotes the undertaking’ of any of the above.

Focus Areas

Initial (but not exclusive) strategic focus areas are:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Family Law

Funding Information

  • At this stage, the foundation envisage around $1 million to $1.5 million will be available each year.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for grant funding your proposal must:

  • Fit into one or more of the above areas
  • Benefit New Zealand.

Note: The foundation will have separate eligibility and guiding principles for the scholarships funding.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: New Zealand

For further information, please visit borrinfoundation.

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