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 2017/18, our priority will be on supporting projects that help Victorians understand the law. We will offer funding for diverse legal projects including research, service delivery, development of legal resources or community education.

We will also offer Small Grants for Law Week events for a final year. See Law Week Grants for more information.

Applying for a foundation grant gives you access to our in-house skills and expertise, as well as our free training and workshops.

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.

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.

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We have lots of tools that can help you develop your project. 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 November 13, 2017