Community Legal Grants

New grants program for 2019/20 – Community Legal Grants

Community Legal Grants support projects that improve understanding of civil legal issues and the Victorian justice system, where there is evidence of community need. Community Legal Grants are for projects up to $20,000.

Guiding principles

Priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate the following:


Evidence of legal need and a good case that this response is likely to make a difference.


Projects that have potential to reach significant audiences – this could be a broad audience or a project that responds to a current issue or need for a specific group of Victorians.

The types of projects likely to be funded include:

  • one-off projects – to address a legal issue which is likely to make a difference for a specific audience, for example, a legal resource – video, factsheet
  • pilot projects - offering new approaches or to trial a strategy and gain further insights, for example, the delivery of legal information in a new format that could be duplicated in other services.

For more information see our Community Legal Grant Guidelines.

Submit an application

Community Legal Grants will open from July 2019. An application form will be available at this time. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be assessed at regularly scheduled meetings during the year. Applications must be submitted through the grants portal on the Foundation’s website.

This page was last updated on September 04, 2019