We offer plain language and Better Information Workshops for people producing community legal information. Our Research Network events keep you up to date with new research and initiatives in the community legal education and access to justice space.
There may be other ways we can assist with aspects of your project or build the capacity of your organisation. Some of the areas include, grant writing, research, networks, communication and marketing.
Lessons from Practice - General Grants review
After wrapping up our General Grants program in 2020 we consulted past grant recipients to find out what they learned from completing grant funded projects. Speaking to 20 organisations, we found that many had similar experiences and common suggestions for how they considered success. We gathered these insights in this Lessons from Practice General Grants review.
This review uncovers five key factors that helped foster project success and a range of practical tips for all stages of the project life cycle. These shared insights may help organisations to create long lasting and sustainable programs and resources. Among the many insights there is a focus on information to help organisations create projects that are sustainable in effectively using resources. There’s also insights on creating partnerships, reaching audiences and case study examples throughout.
These practical takeaways are highlighted in a short document designed for the legal assistance sector and organisations which help Victorians identify legal problems and access help.
You can also read the full report findings, including more detailed examples and key steps.
Other useful resources
We have selected a number of videos, resources and websites that may assist you in the development or dissemination of your project.
- Tips on the best ways to share your research findings
- How to use case studies effectively and source them ethically
- Tips and materials for designers of community legal education
- 5-step guide to making sure your writing meets the fundamentals of plain language
- The A-Z of good user experience
- Recommendations for developing resources in languages other than English
- An overview of human centred design in the legal sector
- A guide to the principles of plain language with practical advice
Find the full list of resources in our Helpful Communication Resources database.
If you are interested in more information, resources or support, get in touch. We can connect you with other organisations, networks and funders to help develop your project.