Manage your grant

We offer support to deliver great projects and have a few simple requirements for of grant recipients.

Congratulations on your successful grant. We look forward to working with you to help improve Victorians understanding of the law and access to justice.

We have a few simple requirements for the organisations that we fund.

Grant offer

You will receive a draft Funding Agreement as part of the letter of offer. We ask you to read the conditions and complete the reporting and payment schedule. The Grants manager will assist you through this process. We will make the first payment when we receive the signed Agreement.

We ask that you please do not share funding details outside your organisation until VLF have publicly announced the recipients of the grant round.

Grant payments

Please submit invoices for grant payments according to the payment schedule in your Funding Agreement.

Invoices can be emailed to or uploaded in SmartyGrants when you submit your reporting.

Small Grant payments are made upfront. Knowledge and Community Legal Grants are paid in instalments at the beginning, middle and end of the project.

Grants exclude GST. If you are registered for GST plus make sure you add it to the grant instalment amount on your invoice.


You will be requested to complete an acquittal report at the end of the project.

If you have a Knowledge Grant, you will also be asked to complete a progress report halfway through the project. A reminder and link to the report template will be sent to you by email before the due date.

We're interested in the progress and outcome of your project. We ask for reports so we can learn and share insights and challenges about legal research and legal initiatives we have funded.

Changes to projects

We know that sometimes things don’t go as planned and changes in your organisation can also mean that projects take longer to complete than expected. We are happy to discuss changes to your project or extend timelines. Please get in contact with the Grants Manager as soon as possible.

Logos, promotion and dissemination

Your project and grant details will be made publicly available on our website, through our email and social media networks and included in our annual report. We may also share project outcomes and insights through our communication channels.

We appreciate your acknowledgement of Victoria Law Foundation as a supporter of the funded project.

Please download our logo and guidelines for use on online and print material.

If you require any logo file formats that haven’t been supplied or have any difficulty with the file types outlined in the guide, please contact the Grants Manager.

The placement of the grant logo on all grant products must be approved by VLF before final production. Please provide a link or a screenshot to the Grants Manager for final approval.

When you have completed your project, get in contact to discuss how we can help you share resources, findings, reports or launch details through our communication channels.


We are here to support you to deliver a successful project.

Our team is available to help - we have specialists in research, communications, education and events who might be able to assist you to develop research methodology, review forms and templates or dissemination resources, reports or findings.

We also host a diverse range of events for the legal sector. Subscribe to our Newsletter to keep up with the latest events.

Please contact the Grants Manager to discuss ways we can support your project.