Our Grant program

We fund projects that help build a better understanding of the Victorian justice system.

Knowledge Grants

Grants of up to $50,000 to help community legal organisations build data capability and research skills through investigation of a civil legal problem or data collection practices to better understand and respond to community need. Read more about our Knowledge Grants.

Community Legal Grants

Grants of up to $20,000 to support legal projects that help the community navigate civil legal issues and the Victorian justice system and civil legal issues where there is a demonstrated community need. Read more about our Community Legal Grants.

Small Grants

Grants of up to $5000 to fund projects which address immediate needs and quickly respond to legal issues identified in the community. Small Grants aim to improve community understanding of the law and justice system. Read more about our Small Grants.


How many grants are available?

The Foundation’s grant pool is $300,000 divided between our three grant programs. Unfortunately we are unable to fund many great projects due to limited funding. We aim to fund around 4-5 projects within each grant program.

Contact the Grants Manager to find out if your project proposal meets our selection criteria and if sufficient funds are available, giving your application the best chance of success.

What are my obligations if I am offered a grant?

All successful applicants enter into a funding agreement with the Foundation. Some other general requirements include submitting a final report on completion of the project and acknowledging the support of the Foundation.

Find out more about the conditions of our grants

If you have a question about any of our grant programs, contact us at