About the General Grants Program
In 2018/19, General Grants support projects that improve community understanding of the justice system, particularly civil legal issues.
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.
Partnerships and collaborations between legal agencies and/or between legal and community sector organisations.
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.
The General Grant program is now closed and our General Grants recipients for 2018/19 have been announced.