Can I apply as an individual?
No, the Foundation does not provide funding or bursaries for individuals.
When can I apply?
The online application form is available throughout most of the year, but applications are assessed and grants awarded in two windows each year, see timetable.
We already have a grant from The Legal Education Foundation, can we apply for another?
Yes, being a current or past grantee does not preclude you from applying for another grant, all applications are treated on their merit.
Is the Application Form compatible with all web browsers?
The application form has been tested with the major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera) on a number of platforms (desktop/laptop/tablet and phone). No issues have been found when using the latest versions of these browsers on Windows 8.1 platforms or Android devices. Likewise, no problems have been identified running Safari on an iPad.
There is a potential compatibility issue when running Google Chrome on a Windows 7 platform. This manifests itself as a failure to expand the active panel (section of the Application Form). If you experience this problem, try using a different browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera have all been tested on Windows 7).
Can I fill the form in on my Apple device?
Yes, however we are aware of a compatibility issue when using Firefox on Apple devices (Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone). This manifests itself as a failure to expand the active panel (section of the Application Form). If you experience this problem, try using a different browser (Safari and Chrome have been tested on OS X).
I see a "You haven’t completed or have exceeded the word limit for one or more fields in Section n" error when I click the ‘Check’ button
This error is generated if a required field has not been completed (visit the section indicated in the error message and the field(s) requiring completion will be highlighted).
This error can also be generated if a text entry field exceeds the word limit. Check that you haven’t exceeded the word limit. Please note, whilst we are fairly generous in how we calculate the word count, it is very possible that text copied from another application (Word or similar) will fail our word count test despite being indicated as within the word count by the original application. This situation can arise if the copied text contains styling, formatting (or other non-printable) characters. The originating application will likely ignore these characters in its word count algorithm but they will be counted by the application form. There are two ways to overcome this problem; reduce the amount of text entered or remove the formatting characters. This can be done by copying text via an intermediary application (Notepad works well on Windows platforms).
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