Applications for our 2022/23 Community Legal Grants are now open

Up to $20,000 for community projects improving civil legal understanding or access to justice.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Community Legal Grants offer up to $20,000 for projects support people in Victoria to better understand civil legal issues or help to navigate the Victorian justice system.

The grants provide funding for community-based projects that meet a demonstrated legal need which could be:

  • developing a resource, tool or series of workshops that address a legal issue for a specific community
  • piloting a project that offers an innovative approach to delivering legal information
  • trialing a strategy to gain further insights to replicate in existing programs or services.   

Applications are open to community legal and not-for-profit organisations including:

  • community legal centres
  • community organisations with an internal legal service
  • not-for-profit organisation in partnership with a legal service.

 Applications are open until Monday 6 March 2023 at 5pm and are submitted via our online portal.

Discuss your idea and seek feedback

We recommend you contact the Grants Manager to discuss your proposal before applying to confirm it meets the grants criteria.

Getting early feedback on your proposal can help to strengthen your application, giving you the best chance of success.

Contact the Grants Manager

Developing your idea

Our website offers a range of information, guidance, support and resources to help you prepare and submit a successful application.

Information about developing your proposal

Funded by Community Legal Grants

Peninsula Community Legal Centre set out to help culturally and linguistically diverse women increase their legal literacy by using a Community Legal Grant to deliver tailored community legal education in a range of formats.

We were able to experiment with different modes of online engagement to understand how people prefer to participate. This included webinars, radio interviews, social media posts, as well as joining existing community groups not commonly accessed by the community legal sector

Profile photo of Kirsten Young, Community Engagement, Education and Legal Policy Officer at Peninsula Community Legal CentreKirsten Young
Community Engagement, Education and Legal Policy Officer, Peninsula Community Legal Centre

Explore other projects we've funded for ideas and inspiration.

More information

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch early with any questions, your initial ideas or project proposals.