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.

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.

A new community service to address the legal needs of the LGBTIQ community will open in St Kilda with a record-breaking grant from Victoria Law Foundation.
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 March 07, 2018