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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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Hearing from Renters: Using digital tools to seek legal remedies

Tenants Victoria will produce a set of videos that discuss how people who can neither afford a lawyer or access public legal services use digital self-help resources to navigate tenancy legal issues and the relevant legal frameworks. The resources will be framed from the renter’s perspective to build their legal capability.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Tenants Victoria

2020/2021Community Legal GrantHousing
Planning for your legal future - CALD video resources

Seniors Rights Victoria will translate a series of existing English language video resources into Arabic, Vietnamese and Hindi to better serve need from growing CALD communities. These videos are targeted towards people recently diagnosed with dementia and wanting to plan for their legal future.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Seniors Rights Victoria at Council on the Aging Vic

2020/2021Community Legal GrantSeniors
Strengthening legal pathways for CALD women

This project aims to help CALD women increase their legal literacy on family violence/law issues through community legal education tailored to their cultural and linguistic community. Through a co-design process with local community leaders and organisations, the project will facilitate trust-based relationships as a stepping stone to seeking legal assistance.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $19,942

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Peninsula Community Legal Centre

2020/2021Community Legal Grant
The Teals Project (Technology-Enhanced Access to Legal Services)

Northern Community Legal Centre will develop a self-assessed triage tool that will assist people accessing the legal service to safely disclose the legal and non-legal issues they are experiencing. This information will be used to ensure those who are most in need receive legal help and that appropriate referrals are made to other services.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Northern Community Legal Centre

2020/2021Community Legal Grant
Who's the boss? Video resources for people about to see a lawyer

Fitzroy Legal Service will develop a series of videos for people with cognitive disability about working with a lawyer. These will provide information and strategies to help them understand their rights and participate meaningfully in the lawyer/client relationship. The videos will be co-designed with people with lived experience.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Fitzroy Legal Service

2020/2021Community Legal GrantDisability
Law for Community Workers Pilot

This project will develop and pilot delivery of a practical e-learning program aimed at training non-legal professionals to identify legal issues and connect vulnerable clients to legal help. Resources developed will be available online and used in both facilitated workshops and self-paced learning.

Grant Round: 2020/2021
Amount: $20,000

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Barwon Community Legal Service

2020/2021Community Legal Grant
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

2020/2021Knowledge GrantWomen
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

2020/2021FamiliesKnowledge Grant