Through our Grants Program, we fund projects that help Victorians better understand their law and justice system.

In 2018/19, we will offer three grant programs – General Grants, Small Grants and Law Week Grants:

Type of grant

Priority area (2018/19)

Grant amount

Applications open

Applications close

General Grants

Larger grants for projects that help Victorians understand civil legal issues

Over $5,000

Monday 4 June 2018

COB Monday 27 August 2018

Small Grants

Projects that can demonstrate evidence of legal need

Up to $5,000

Open from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019, or until funding allocation is exhausted

Law Week Grants

Law Week events being held in new locations and regional areas

Up to $3,000

Monday 3 December 2018

COB Monday 4 March 2019

If you have an idea for a grant, or are unsure which grant to apply for, contact our Grants Manager. The Grants Manager can provide feedback on your project proposal, indicate if it meets selection criteria and advise if sufficient funds are available, giving your application the best chance of success.

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

Find out how to apply.

More information

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

The Council on the Ageing Victoria, with support from a Foundation General Grant, have produced a practical guide for partners and family on how to deal with the death of a partner.
Our Grants program supports outstanding work by community organisations helping Victorians navigate the justice system. One such project is Confident Commuter.
Moonee Valley Legal Service, a previous recipient of a General Grant from the Foundation, has released its new app FineFixer: a new service to help Victorians manage parking & traffic fines
Dr Robin Sharwood AM, First Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation
The establishment of Victoria Law Foundation was truly groundbreaking, as it was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The other states soon modelled our approach of the distribution of funds to worthy causes via our grants program.
First Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation
Dr Robin Sharwood AM
This page was last updated on October 17, 2018