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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.

The full list of project funded can be found in our Annual Reports, or search through our list of recently funded projects below to learn more about what we support.

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HIV Disclosure Resource

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

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

Type: Community Legal Grant

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

2019/2020Community Legal GrantCurrentHealth
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. Download Read more

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

Type: Knowledge Grant

Recipient: Justice Connect

2019/2020CompletedDisabilityFamiliesKnowledge GrantRefugees and migrants
International Student Legal Information Project - Phase 2

Building on an existing project providing legal information to international students, Inner Melbourne Community Legal will produce content on a range of civil legal topics to add to their suite. Visit website

Grant Round: 2018/2019
Amount: $58,000

Type: General grant

Recipient: Inner Melbourne Community Legal

2018/2019CompletedGeneral GrantInternational studentsYouth
Spotting civil legal issues: deadly videos and a deadly handbook

VALS will produce a series of short videos and a handbook to help Aboriginal people identify common civil legal issues, with information on how to contact the legal service for advice. Watch videos

Grant Round: 2018/2019
Amount: $45,000

Type: General grant

Recipient: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

2018/2019Aboriginal AustraliansCompletedGeneral Grant
Family Violence Project – Empowering Migrant and Refugee Communities

Refugee Legal will develop community legal education programs and videos to increase community awareness and referrals to legal services to ensure women on temporary visas or without visas experiencing domestic violence know how to access help. Visit website

Grant Round: 2018/2019
Amount: $54,000

Type: General grant

Recipient: Refugee Legal

2018/2019CompletedGeneral GrantRefugees and migrants
Family law/Family violence educational resource

Peninsula CLC will produce an education research explaining its family violence programs and helping clients and service providers navigate the family law system. Download

Grant Round: 2018/2019
Amount: $4,940

Type: Small grant

Recipient: Peninsula Community Legal Centre

2018/2019CompletedFamiliesFamily violenceSmall Grant
The rights of people to make their own medical decisions

Office of the Public Advocate created two resources that educated people on how to make their own medical decisions. Download Read more

Grant Round: 2018/2019
Amount: $5,000

Type: Small grant

Recipient: Office of the Public Advocate

2018/2019CompletedSmall Grant
Family Law Pathways podcast production project

To develop a series podcasts on family law topics for workers in the Gippsland region. Listen now

Grant Round: 2019/20
Amount: $5,000

Type: Small grant

Recipient: Better Place Australia (Family Law Pathways Network Gippsland)

2019/2020CompletedFamiliesSmall Grant