Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 LawMatters Grant Offers

It’s that time of year again! Yesterday, LawMatters sent out grant offers to public libraries to be put towards building legal information collections.

Can my library participate?*

A Grant Agreement Letter has been emailed to the chief librarians/directors of public libraries in BC along with the following:

  • Selection Guidelines
  • Law Books for Libraries (LBL) for 2018 (UPDATED)

All documents except for the Grant Agreement Letter are available online to view/download from the LawMatters website.

* Please Note:
Our grant distribution must be compliant with Canadian Revenue Agency’s guidelines for charitable giving:
Courthouse Libraries is a registered charity and, to remain compliant with CRA rules, our grants may only be distributed to qualified donees, which includes registered charities and municipalities.

If your library has already provided LawMatters with your charity name and number OR your municipality number you are already eligible for the grant.

The Process:

1) Agreement Letter

Sign & Send us a copy
Keep a copy for your records

2) Receive your grant

We send you a cheque for the amount specified in your agreement letter

3) Collect & Consult

Use LBL 2018 as your guide to purchasing materials with the grant
See something not on the list? Check our Guidelines and contact the Program Coordinator before purchasing

4) Report

Let us know how you spent your grant
Send us a report in by October 29 with the titles you purchased and for which of your locations (if applicable)

Please let me know if you prefer to have a print copy of the Grant Agreement Letter sent to you by mail. Send me an email or give me a call 604-660-9204 if you have further questions.

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