We are pleased to announce the four projects awarded a 2023/24 Knowledge Grant.
The funded projects seek to better understand the experience of Victorians and develop strategies and interventions that will help the legal assistance sector respond to their needs.
Congratulations to the successful applicants. We look forward to sharing the findings of their research.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a Knowledge Grant application. As always, we received more applications than we can fund. We will offer Knowledge Grants again in 2024/25 and encourage you to apply.
Successful grant recipients
Violence and Vulnerability: Mapping the intersections between family violence and caring relationships
This project will build an understanding of the complexities of family dynamics, care arrangements, and family violence. This work aims to build a foundational knowledge base for caregivers, care recipients and multidisciplinary service providers to inform monitoring procedures, preventive interventions, and safety planning.
Developing an informed understanding of the needs of single-parent renters from a legal capability perspective
This project will enable Tenants Victoria to develop an informed understanding of the legal needs of single-parent renters and identify factors to enhance the impact of its legal assistance service model with this cohort.
Reproductive Coercion and Abuse: Supporting the Legal Assistance Sector to understand and respond
Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) is emerging as a critical and under-researched form of family/intimate partner violence. South-East Monash Legal Service seek to better understand RCA in the legal context, and identify effective strategies and interventions to ensure that the legal assistance sector is able to effectively support disclosures of RCA.
Equality Law Capability Project
Westjustice offers legal services to people in the Western suburbs who experience workplace sexual harassment or discrimination. However, four multicultural communities prevalent in the catchment area are not accessing the Equality Law Service as expected. Westjustice will conduct research into their legal capability to understand their legal needs and adapt legal services to improve access to the service.
Funding new community legal initiatives and projects
Better justice requires organisations to understand and respond appropriately to community legal need. Through our grants program we provide financial support to new community legal initiatives, leading to better justice.
Victoria Law Foundation is committed to making a significant contribution to raising awareness of our law, and to provide evidence and insight to improve justice for all Victorians.