Partial Fee Waiver on Registration

The Organizers will consider providing a partial conference fee waiver to attendees who have both a demonstrated financial need and a history of being involved in pro bono and/or community service projects directed towards helping the poor and marginalized.

The Conference fees will not be waived entirely and will be based upon the applicants needs. Presenting a paper, speaking, or volunteering at the conference does not guarantee a partial fee waiver, but it may assist in your application for a waiver. If a partial fee waiver is granted, the delegate is expected to attend the entire conference and workshop (unless otherwise discussed and agreed to prior to the conference start date). A fee waiver does not include the cost of transportation or accommodation; these costs must be covered by the participant.

Each year, the Asia Pro Bono Conference is run on a revenue-neutral basis meaning we use any surplus to subsidise the attendance of regional “Pro Bono Champions” who could not otherwise afford to attend. Each partial fee waiver received is reviewed and will be granted based upon the applicant’s eligibility according to the criteria below and availability of funding. Applicants will be given the result of their application within 2-4 weeks of submission.

Please see the criteria below and read carefully before continuing on to the application form.

To be eligible for a partial fee waiver for the 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference:

Suggestions to fundraise to attend or to attend on a budget
  1. Applicant is involved in pro bono, access to justice and/or community service projects directed towards helping the poor and marginalized.
  2. Applicant is financially unable to pay the Conference registration fee
  3. Applicant is a local delegate or regional partner.
  4. Applicant is able to attend the entire conference.
  5. Applicant can demonstrate that they have tried to find additional financial support to attend the event. E.g. Fundraising, funding applications etc.
  6.  Applicant has the financial means to provide their own transportation and accommodation costs for the full duration of the Conference.
  7. If applicant has previously received a waiver to attend the Asia Pro Bono Conference they must be able to demonstrate how attending the Conference impacted their work, and how they continued to strengthen the Pro Bono Movement.
  8. If applicant attended the 5th Asia Pro Bono Conference they must demonstrate they fulfilled their pro bono pledges which they made during the event.
  • Ask friends and family or work colleagues to sponsor you to attend
  • Check with your university/ organisation if there is any type of funding/grant available to support your attendance
  • Set up a GoFundMe campaign (https://www.gofundme.com )
  • Reach out to local partners/businesses to explain to them why you would like to attend the Conference and how attending will support the work your are doing and ask for support.
  • Host a fundraising event to support your attendance
  • Book your flight tickets in advance to get cheaper tickets
Conditions of the fee waiver
All sponsored participants and participants who received waivers are required to;
  1. Complete the Conference reflective report and submit by 13 October 2017
  2. Volunteer at the Conference (you will be contacted close to the time of the Conference with more details of your volunteer role)

The deadline for submitting you partial fee waiver application is
August 20th, 2017
Click here to complete the application