Increased funding to build capability and respond to legal need

We have streamlined our grant offering with new processes, eligibility criteria and project timelines.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Increased funding to build capability and respond to legal need

This year we have streamlined our grant offering with new processes, eligibility criteria and project timelines. This includes replacing our Knowledge Grants and Community Legal Grants with a single Major Grant round.

We understand that the cost of delivering projects that make a real and sustainable difference is growing. That's why we have also increased the amount of funding for each grant.

Read on to find out more.

Major Grants

From 1 July 2024, our new Major Grants will offer up to $100,000 for projects that help organisations better understand and respond to the legal needs and capabilities of Victorians.

Major Grants can be used to fund civil legal projects that:

  • develop a new understanding through the collection and use of data
  • strengthen systems and capabilities to collect, understand and use data
  • develop new approaches to help the community understand their legal issues and access the help they need.

Applications are open to:

  • community legal organisations
  • community organisations with an internal legal service
  • community organisations in partnership with a legal service.

Major Grants are open between 1 July 2024 – 2 September 2024.

Everyday Legal Grants

From 1 July 2024 our Everyday Legal Grants will now offer up to $10,000 for community legal information and education projects.

Everyday Legal Grants can be used to fund civil legal projects that:

  • address a civil legal issue for a specific community, such as a resource or tool
  • develop new approaches to community legal education
  • deliver legal information or help to navigate the Victorian justice system.

Applications are open to:

  • community legal organisations
  • community organisations in partnership with a legal service.

Everyday Legal Grants are open from 1 July 2024 until funding is fully allocated.

We will have more information about the Major Grant application process when the round opens on July 1 2024. To keep up with the latest be sure to subscribe to our Grants newsletter.

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We support investigations into civil legal problems, projects that develop data capability or new approaches responding to community legal need.

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.