Through our Grants Program, we fund projects that help build a better understanding of the Victorian justice system.

Apply for a Grant

Small Grants are now open – apply now

Small Grants support projects that improve community understanding of the justice system where there is evidence of legal need. Grants up to $5,000 (excl. GST) are available. Apply at any time until 30 June 2019, or until funding allocation is exhausted.

Our Grants program is changing

From 2019, the Foundation will take a new approach to grants. We will offer three kinds of grants:

Knowledge Grants

Knowledge Grants will support organisations to develop their capacity to collect data and analyse information about legal need.

Learn more about Knowledge Grants

Community Legal Grants

Community Legal Grants will support projects that improve understanding of civil legal issues and the Victorian justice system which respond to community need.

Learn more about Community Legal Grants

Law Week Grants

We will maintain the Law Week Grants program to support events during Law Week. The Foundation will support projects that improve community understanding of the law and justice system through engaging events.

Learn more about Law Week Grants

More information

For more information on our Grants Program, please contact our Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or by email.

If you have an idea for a grant, or are unsure which grant to apply for, contact our Grants Manager. The Grants Manager can provide feedback on your project proposal, indicate if it meets selection criteria and advise if funds are available, giving your application the best chance of success.

Victoria Law Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s General Grants. The successful projects clearly help people identify and address their legal problems and aim to improve Victorians access to justice.
Expresso Legal hits the streets in Whittlesea following a grant from the Victoria Law Foundation
The Council on the Ageing Victoria, with support from a Foundation General Grant, have produced a practical guide for partners and family on how to deal with the death of a partner.
New resources developed by the Murray Mallee Community Legal Service will help young people with an intellectual disability understand the rules around sexting and sexual consent.
Teenage boy and girl sitting on a park bench hugging
Dr Robin Sharwood AM, First Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation
The establishment of Victoria Law Foundation was truly groundbreaking, as it was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The other states soon modelled our approach of the distribution of funds to worthy causes via our grants program.
First Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation
Dr Robin Sharwood AM
This page was last updated on March 04, 2019