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 2017/18, our General Grants priority is projects that help Victorians understand the law. The foundation will consider legal projects including, research, service delivery, development of legal resources or community legal education. Community legal organisations may also include capacity-building activities to ensure projects have the greatest chance of success.

Our General Grants are for projects with budgets over $5000 (excl. GST) and with an increased budget we are looking to fund projects that will make a lasting impact and help more Victorians.

Applications are now open and may be submitted until close of business Monday 28 August. To apply go to submit an application.

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 you can explain how your project will help Victorians understand the law
  • 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 June 06, 2017