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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 and not-for profits build capacity in research and data collection through investigation into a legal topic or issue important to their community. Read more about our Knowledge Grants.

Community Legal Grants

Grants of up to $20,000 to support legal projects that improve community understanding of Victoria’s 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 support one-off projects that improve community understanding of Victoria’s justice system, including Law Week events. Read more about our Small Grants.

FAQs

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.