Community Legal Grant projects announced

Five organisations will receive Grants to improve Victorians’ access to legal information and services.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Community Legal Grants support projects that improve community understanding of the law or help people navigate the Victorian justice system.

We received a large number of high-quality applications in this round, with organisations from across the state and across the legal assistance sector submitting proposals. We saw a growing number of proposals building on previous projects to build capability and a particularly strong focus on projects addressing family violence.

The organisations below will be our last Community Legal Grant recipients. In 2024-25 we will streamline our grants with new processes, eligibility criteria and project timelines.

Changes include replacing our Knowledge Grants and Community Legal Grants with a single Major Grant round. To meet the growing cost of delivering projects we have also increased the amount of funding for each grant.

Read more about the changes to our Grants.

Congratulations to the successful applicants.

Supporting regional Victoria to understand family violence legal intervention

Ask for a Lawyer - Information Campaign regarding Family Violence Legal Advice

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service


A community education campaign encouraging people experiencing family violence to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

East Gippsland Critical Legal Training Workshop Program

Better Place Australia


A series of legal workshops across the East Gippsland region for frontline family violence and community workers to improve understanding of the legal assistance pathways for clients interacting with family law and associated legal processes.

Community Legal Education

Emma House, Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre


The development of tailored legal education materials for community groups and workers in western Victoria to build awareness of family violence and the legal options and other supports available.

Building sector capability using data

Reproductive Coercion and Abuse: Supporting the Legal Assistance Sector to understand and respond    

South-East Monash Legal Service


Using findings from its Knowledge Grant research, South-East Monash Legal Service will develop and deliver a legal education program for legal professionals to support the sector to effectively respond to disclosures of reproductive coercive abuse.

Supporting First Nations clients through community-legal sector collaboration

Culturally-safe legal information

Victorian Aboriginal Child and Community Agency


To better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people navigate the justice system, the Victorian Aboriginal Child and Community Agency and Inner Melbourne Community Legal will collaborate to deliver culturally safe pathways to legal help.

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Better justice through research, education and grants

We are committed to raising awareness of our law, and to provide evidence and insight to improve justice for all Victorians.