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.

In 2018/19, General Grants will support projects that improve community understanding of the justice system, particularly civil legal issues.

Guiding principles

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

Evidence

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

Impact

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.

Collaboration

Partnerships and collaborations between legal agencies and/or between legal and community sector organisations.

Innovation

Projects that respond to legal need by offering new approaches or will apply proven strategies in a legal setting.

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

Our General Grants are for projects with budgets over $5,000 (excl. GST). While there is no upper limit to the request for funding, we expect to make grants for projects with budgets around $50,000.

Submit an application

The General Grant program is now open. Applications will be accepted until close of business Monday 27 August 2018. Applications must be submitted through the grants portal on the Foundation’s website.

Before submitting your application:

This page was last updated on June 01, 2018