Grants criteria

To be successful, a grant application must meet our grants criteria.

Choosing the right grant for your project

Grant applications are assessed against the Foundation's statutory object and functions, grant priorities and guiding principles.

Guidelines have been developed for each grant program – they outline the guiding principles, assessment process and criteria, and conditions of grant.

Knowledge Grants (starting July 2019)

Priority

Supporting organisations to develop their capacity to collect data, analyse and share information about civil legal need

Amount (excl. GST)

Up to $50,000

Guidelines

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Community Legal Grants (starting July 2019)

Priority

Improving community understanding of civil legal issues and the Victorian justice system, where there is evidence of community need

Amount (excl. GST)

Up to $20,000

Guidelines

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Small Grants (until June 2019)

Priority

Improving community understanding of the law and justice system

Amount (excl. GST)

Up to $5,000

Guidelines

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Law Week Grants (applications close 4 March 2019)

Priority

Improving community understanding of the law and justice system through engaging events – priority for new locations and regional areas

Amount (excl. GST)

Up to $3,000

Guidelines

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Grant exclusions

Generally, we do not fund:

  • professional development activities
  • conferences – sponsorship or attendance
  • government organisations with the exception of independent statutory bodies
  • recurrent or core operational costs
  • purchase of major items of equipment
  • international travel costs
  • commercial or profit-making activities
  • litigation of any kind
  • projects that primarily support political activity and lobbying
  • costs incurred prior to grant approval
  • grant applications previously deemed unsuccessful by the foundation unless invited to reapply.
This page was last updated on December 13, 2018