Everyday Legal Grants

Assistance to deliver small projects that support community legal need and improve understanding of the justice system.

In 2023 we renamed our Small Grants to Everyday Legal Grants to better describe the types of projects we fund. Eligibility and criteria remain the same.

Up to $5,000

Applications are now open

Everyday Legal Grants help community legal organisations and not-for-profit community groups deliver projects that support community needs and improve understanding of the justice system.

Our Everyday Legal Grants can be used to fund:

  • one-off projects addressing civil legal issues for a specific community, such as a resource or tool
  • pilot projects offering new approaches to delivering civil legal information or navigate the Victorian justice system.

Grant guidelines

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 a broad audience or a project that responds to a current legal issue or need for a specific group of Victorians.


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

Non-legal organisations are required to partner with an organisation with suitable legal expertise to ensure accurate legal information is provided to the audience group.

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

Victorian Law Week events

VLF no longer offer a Law Week grant program. Contact our Events team to discuss how we might be able to support you to deliver an event.

Application Timeline

Applications open July 1 2023 and can be made at any time.

Preparing your application

Contact our Grants Manager

We recommend that you contact the Grants Manager before to submitting your application. This is the best way to ensure your application meets the grants criteria and to confirm there are sufficient funds available.

Additional resources

We offer a range of guidance, support and resources to help develop your application.

Submit an application

We use SmartyGrants to manage our grant applications.

More information

Please contact the Grants Manager to discuss your project idea.

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