General Grants

Our General Grants fund projects that have a significant impact on the lives of Victorians and the way they understand and use the law.

Many organisations share our commitment to meeting the legal needs of Victorians. Our General Grants program supports these organisations, giving them the funding and assistance they need to take on legal projects that will benefit their community.

In 2016/17, our focus is again on supporting Law Week and legal information projects. With Law Week projects, priority has been given to new Law Week events or to the expansion of previously delivered events, particularly in rural and regional areas. We have also offered grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown.

Applications are now closed for General Grants for 2016/17. Our General Grants are for projects with budgets of more than $5000 (excl. GST).

Small Grants are available if your project budget is less than $5000 (excl. GST). You can apply for a Small Grant at any time – there are no closing dates.

Before you apply:

  • ensure your project relates to the delivery of a Law Week event or a legal information project where there is a recognised need
  • read our grants criteria – this will help you understand what kinds of projects we want to fund
  • at least six weeks before the close of applications contact our Grants Manager – the earlier the better.
  • read about how the foundation can help you with your application.

General Grants are typically awarded within two months of the closing date.

Find out how to apply for a General Grant.

Call Melanie Rygl, Grants Manager on (03) 9604 8100 or email her.

This page was last updated on August 30, 2016