Funding to support new legal initiatives and projects

Community Legal Grant applications are now open

Friday, March 1, 2024

Community Legal Grants support projects that improve community understanding of a civil legal issue or help to navigate the Victorian justice system where there is a demonstrated legal need.

Applications are open until 29 April 2024.

Community legal services or community organisations working in partnership with a legal service, can apply for up to $20,000 to:

  • develop new information that addresses a legal issue for a specific community
  • pilot a project that offers a new approach to delivering legal information or access to legal help
  • trial a strategy to gain insights applicable in other programs or services.

We prioritise projects that can demonstrate how they will meet legal need are ready start in 2024/25.

Learn more about Community Legal Grants

Discuss your idea with us

Get in contact with our Grants Manager to find out if a Community Legal Grant is right for your project.

You can check whether your project proposal meets our selection criteria and get feedback to give your application the best chance of success.

Previous grant recipients

For ideas and inspiration explore the projects we've supported.

Funding for legal initiatives and projects

Our grants program supports new community legal initiatives that understand and respond appropriately to community legal need to support better justice.

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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.