Thousands of Victorians benefit each year from the legal projects we fund through our Grants Program.

The projects we support help Victorians to understand the law and use it to improve their lives. We are drawn to grant projects that have a connection to our own work – legal projects that reach out to the community, that engage Victorians with the law or that provide better legal information.

Our Grants Program focuses on a particular theme each year. In 2016/17, our focus will again be on supporting Law Week and legal information projects. With Law Week projects, priority will be given to new Law Week events or to the expansion of previously delivered events, particularly in rural and regional areas. We will also offer grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown.

Applying for a foundation grant gives you access to our in-house skills and expertise, as well as our free training, seminars and resources. Find out how to apply.

If you want to discuss an idea for a grant, or are unsure what grant to apply for, contact our Grants Manager. Contact us early to take full advantage of our knowledge and experience.

To better understand what type of projects we want to fund, read our grants criteria or browse our list of grants recipients.

More information

For more information on our Grants Program, please contact our Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or by email.

Hear from the foundation’s Executive Director, Joh Kirby, about clear writing and common problems with community legal information at our next Better Information Workshop.
Joh Kirby
The Castan Centre for Human Rights, a previous recipient of a General Grant from the foundation, has released its new human rights video - What is discrimination?
We have developed a sheet with some of the key ways we can help you. Considering this information in the development of your grant project will ensure it has the highest chance of success.
This page was last updated on May 26, 2017