Community Legal Grants

Funding to help the community to navigate civil legal issues and the Victorian justice system.

Up to $20,000

Improve community understanding

2022/23 Community Legal Grant applications are closed

Community Legal Grants support projects that improve community understanding of a civil legal issue or help to navigate the Victorian justice system where there is a demonstrated legal need.

The types of projects that are likely to be funded include:

  • one-off projects that address a legal issue for a specific community, such as the development of a resource, tool or series of workshops
  • pilot projects that offer new approaches to delivering legal information or trial a strategy and gain further insights, for example, the delivery of legal information in a new way that could be replicated in other programs or services.

Grant criteria

In addition to meeting the object of Victoria Law Foundation and our grant aims, priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate the guiding principles:


Evidence of legal need and a good case that the response is likely to make a difference.


Projects that have potential to reach significant audiences – this could be the scope or size of the target audience group or by addressing a critical legal issue experienced by a specific group of Victorians.

Application Timeline

2022/23 Community Legal Grant applications are closed.


Community Legal Grant applications are open to community legal and not-for-profit organisations.

Eligible organisations include community legal centres, community organisations with an internal legal service or a not-for-profit organisation in partnership with a legal service.

We only fund organisations – individuals are not able to apply.

Preparing your application

If you are interested in applying for a grant, we offer a range of guidance supports and resources to help.

Contact the Grants manager to discuss your proposal.

Ensure your proposal meets the grant criteria.

Read the information about developing your proposal.

Download a copy of the application questions to prepare your proposal.

Submit an application

2022/23 Community Legal Grant applications are closed

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