The CCP accepts applications for funding from persons wishing to appear before the courts to obtain a legal decision. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and follow the steps in applying for funding.
Litigations include trials and appeals. The following maximum amounts may be granted to applicants depending on the remedy sought:
- trials: $150,000
- motion for leave to appeal: $15,000
- appeal: $50,000
The maximum amounts provided for litigation and legal interventions are applied separately to each level of judicial proceedings. Accordingly, separate applications for funding must be presented at each judicial level.
To ensure equal access to CCP funded activities, accessibility funding of up to $5,000 is available for expenses related to accessibility.
Applicants are encouraged to consider applying for accessibility funding, which can cover, for example: interpretation or translation, production of documents in alternate media, travel costs for an attendant, and child care costs.
Requests for accessibility funding must be made in writing and must include: 1) a detailed explanation of the request, and 2) a projected budget for the amount of accessibility funding requested. The decision-making panel has the sole discretion to determine whether circumstances exist that justify accessibility funding and the amount of accessibility funding.