As part of our second 2014/2015 General Grants round, we've awarded more than $130,000 to six diverse legal projects that will help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system.
National Trust of Australia (Victoria), La Trobe University, Eastern Community Legal Centre Inc., Australian Red Cross Society, Women’s Information and Referral Exchange Inc., and Snodger Media all received grants between $12,000 and $33,500 for targeted legal education projects.
Young drivers will benefit with a project by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), which will see new materials developed to support their culpable driving education program. The project will help 16–17 year olds learn about their legal responsibilities as learner drivers.
Parents of transgender children and adolescents will also find support with a project by La Trobe University to help them navigate the Family Court process required to obtain medical treatment.
Eastern Community Legal Centre Inc. will provide support to prevent financial elder abuse in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. They will produce written resources and undertake a series of community legal education sessions.
Women’s Information and Referral Exchange Inc. has received funding to publish two information booklets about separation, targeted to women who cannot afford legal advice or who want basic legal information prior to obtaining legal advice.
Australian Red Cross Society has received funding to develop an app to assist potential victims of forced marriage.
Finally, Snodger Media will produce a series of videos for secondary students to educate them about different aspects of the law.
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For more information, please contact our Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or email.