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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Police applications for intervention orders and women’s experience of the family violence justice system in a post-Royal Commission landscape

Since the Royal Commission into family violence, the police response to family violence has intensified and resulted in a significant increase of police brought family violence intervention orders. This project will explore the impact that this is having on women’s experience of the justice process as well as safety and wellbeing outcomes.

Grant Round: 2019/2020
Amount: $49,984

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd

2019/2020Family violenceWomen
The growth of community housing: what does it mean for tenants?

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service, with project partners Tenants Victoria and Inner Melbourne Community Legal, will collect new data on legal outcomes for community housing tenants through the examination of management practices of housing issues and tenancy disputes.

Grant Round: 2019/2020
Amount: $43,925

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Banyule Community Health (West Heidelberg Community Legal Service)

User centered research of priority groups in the ‘missing middle’

This research project will focus on three priority groups - people with disability, CALD communities, and women/single parents and explore their capacity and capability to use online self-help resources to resolve a legal problem. Findings will inform the development of best practice in resource design and implementation of digital self-help resources.

Grant Round: 2019/2020
Amount: $50,000

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Justice Connect

2019/2020DisabilityFamiliesRefugees and migrants
Moving towards evidence based practice – How to understand elder abuse as a civil law problem in the Barwon region

Barwon Community Legal Service and project partner, Deakin University, will investigate the civil law dimensions of elder abuse in the Barwon region. Research findings will inform service delivery, interventions and responses to elder abuse and the civil law issues experienced by older people to meet the needs of a growing ageing population.

Grant Round: 2019/2020
Amount: $50,000

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Barwon Community Legal Service Inc

Legal support and education for South Sudanese and other African youth

This project will work with young Sudanese people, and their families, to improve their understanding of and confidence in the legal system. Project partner, Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) will embed a community lawyer two days a week at Afri-Aus Care in Dandenong and Pakenham.

Grant Round: 2019/2020
Amount: $19,814

Type: Community Legal Grant

Recipient: Afri-Aus Care Inc

2019/2020Refugees and migrants
FCLC web redevelopment

Federation of Community Legal Centres redeveloped the Community Law website to better engage and communicate with its members, the broader community, the media, and policy and decision-makers.

Grant Round: 2016/2017
Amount: $55,000

Type: General grant

Recipient: Federation of Community Legal Centres

Talking Justice 2017

A series of engaging public talks and workshops were held in Bendigo coinciding with Law Week 2017.

Grant Round: 2016/2017
Amount: $20,000

Type: General grant

Recipient: Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd)

2016/2017Regional Victoria
Death of a partner

Council on the Ageing will develop a new practical and easy to use guide to assist the surviving partner and family to navigate the system.

Grant Round: 2016/2017
Amount: $11,444

Type: General grant

Recipient: Council on the Ageing Victoria Inc