Over the past few months, Victoria Law Foundation has reviewed its Grants Program to consider how to continue supporting projects that engage Victorians with the law and their legal system.
While the foundation will continue to fund projects that help Victorians to understand the law, in 2015/16 the foundation’s grants focus will be on supporting Law Week events and legal information projects.
Held in May each year, Law Week offers Victorians the opportunity to find answers to their legal questions, hear from experts in the legal sector and discover the history of the courts. If you have an idea for a new Law Week event or if you held an event in rural or regional Victoria and would like to expand on your last event – call us to discuss your project.
We will also offer grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown. You may have an idea for a website, video or a factsheet on a topic or in a format that doesn’t exist for your audience.
If you have an idea for a for a low-cost, high-impact legal project, a Small Grant may suit your organisation. You can apply at any time – there are no closing dates for Small Grants – and we can usually assess your application within a couple of weeks.
Before you apply
Contact our Acting Grants Manager to discuss your idea for a grant, or if you are unsure what grant to apply for. Contact us early to take full advantage of our knowledge and experience – from how to host a Law Week event to producing legal information to meet the needs of your audience.
General Grant applications close Monday 12 October 2015.
For more information on our Grants Program, please contact our Acting Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or email.