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What we've supported

We've been awarding grants since 1969. Explore some of the recent projects we've funded.

Since our establishment, we’ve supported better justice in Victoria through our grants program. We have long been at the forefront of addressing legal need in Victoria by:

  • providing establishment funding for a wide range of legal organisations designed to support the community
  • funding community and legal organisations to develop legal information and resources, run education programs and provide legal assistance
  • supporting community legal education through funding Law Week events.

Search through our list of recently funded projects to learn more about what we support.

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Gendered Injustice: Identifying the intersections between unmet civil legal and social needs and women's criminalisation

Fitzroy Legal Service will explore how civil legal and social issues contribute to women’s involvement in the criminal justice system, particularly how unmet civil legal and social need escalate and compound pathways to women being criminalised, in partnership with La Trobe University’s Centre for Health, Law and Society.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $50,000

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Fitzroy Legal Service

2020/2021Women
Child Protection Permanency Research

In partnership with Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Women’s Legal Service Victoria will undertake a state-wide study of the experiences of families seeking reunification within the Victorian child protection system.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $50,000

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Women's Legal Service Victoria

2020/2021Families
Developing the evidence base on underpayment recovery and civil justice

This project will develop a profile of wage theft and underpayment recovery actions through analysis of administrative data, case characteristics and outcomes at Springvale Monash Legal Service, with project partner, the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (Faculty of Law, Monash University).

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $49,468

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc

2020/2021Employment
Empowering communities through peers

A peer legal education project that will educate, empower and help women in the West Heidelberg region navigate the legal system when experiencing family violence and related legal issues.

Grant Round: 2019/20
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Women's Legal Service Victoria

2019/2020FamiliesFamily violence
Legal Information Sessions Shepparton: Prevention is better than cure

A series of information sessions for Sudanese, South Sudanese and Congolese community members in the Shepparton region to increase understanding and awareness of Australian laws and the legal system.

Grant Round: 2019/20
Amount: $13,186

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Womens Health Goulburn North East

2019/2020Refugees and migrants
Employment Document Interpretation Service – Pilot

A service for Victorian employees seeking legal advice in relation to contracts and documents related to their employment or other work.

Grant Round: 2019/20
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Job Watch Inc

2019/2020Employment
HIV Disclosure Resource

Development of a resource to inform people living with HIV of their rights and protections when disclosing their HIV status.

Grant Round: 2019/20
Amount: $7,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: People Living With HIV/AIDS Victoria Inc (Living Positive Victoria)

2019/2020Health
Law Week Online

An online program events for the Goulburn community including coffee with with a cop, Wills and estates and the law and COVID-19.

Grant Round: 2019/20
Amount: $1,340

Type: Small grant

Recipient: Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation

2019/2020Legal health check