Knowledge Grants

New grants program for 2019/20 - Knowledge Grants
Knowledge Grants reflect our new focus on civil law and research. These grants will support organisations to develop their capacity to collect data, analyse and share information about civil legal need. Grants of up to $50,000 are available. This program replaces our General Grants program.

Guiding principles

Priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate the following:


how the project might lead to better programs or interventions for your community


how your ability to collect, analyse and/or integrate data and information in a rigorous way will sustain beyond the project

The types of applications we might fund include:

  • capacity building - for example professional development for staff or engaging a consultant with specific expertise to help organisations build sustainable data collection and/or develop research skills
  • organisations collaborating to develop a new understanding of a legal problem or issues for a specific audience - for example collecting/collating/analysing data and information in a new way
  • scoping projects – to gather evidence on an issue or problem which may inspire further research, programs or interventions
  • or other projects which meet the priority.

For more information see our Knowledge Grant Guidelines.

Who can apply?

We are seeking applications from community legal centres and not-for-profit community organisations.

Grants can only be made to organisations not individuals, and the outcomes of the project must primarily benefit Victorians.

We will not accept applications from organisations which have a primary and/or existing role to undertake research, however such organisations may partner with the applicant organisation to provide skills and expertise.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact the Grants Manager on 9604 8100.

Submit an application

Knowledge Grant submissions for 2019/20 are now closed. We are in the process of reviewing submissions, decisions will be announced in November 2019.

This page was last updated on August 26, 2019