2018 Grants: $4.2M to 18 organisations
Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc.
Unravelling the Complex Infringement System: A Health, Legal and Community Response to Enhance Pathways for Vulnerable Clients with Infringement Debt in the South East
$250,000 over 2.5 Years
This project will work in collaboration with current initiatives being undertaken by West Justice and Victoria Legal Aid to identify opportunities for systemic improvements to the infringements system and share learnings related to their work in addressing infringements in the South East.
Health Justice Australia
Building the Health Justice Partnership (HJP) Pipeline
$150,000 over 3 Years
This project develops a pipeline through which aspirational HJPs can identify when and how they can reorient their service model towards best practice HJPs.
Clean Slates: A Health Justice Partnership between the Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) and Community Mental Health Services
$260,000 over 2 Years
The GCLS Clean Slates project will provide more accessible and timely access to legal services for people impacted with a mental health illness in Latrobe, and in turn improve health outcomes.
Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc.
$330,000 over 2 Years
In the City of Casey, Sporting Change educates diverse young people to engage constructively in their community and society by using sport to educate them about the justice system.
The Torch Project
Women’s Arts Officer in Prisons & Community
$100,000 over 1 Year
This project supports the employment of a designated officer with The Torch Project whose primary focus/responsibility is to work directly with Indigenous female prisoners situated in both the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Tarrengower women’s prisons in Victoria and post release.
Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC) Inc.
$80,000 over 1 Year
MHLC will collaborate with providers of mental health services across Victoria to expand the knowledge and understanding of the impact and uses of Advance Statements.
Joining Up Justice: Building smart integrations between justice agencies to improve the experience of looking for legal help and to link more Victorians with pro bono legal help
$180,000 over 2 Years
This project will result in more lawyers doing pro bono work and more people receiving free legal assistance through improvements to the new Gateway online intake and referral system creating smart integrations between Justice Connect and other agencies including Legal Aid, Community Legal Centres and health services.
Fitzroy Legal Service
Rachel and her Children
$268,000 over 15 Months
This project will pilot a model of collaboration between legal assistance services and child-centred services. It will involve a multi-disciplinary practice (MDP) approach with a lawyer and child focused worker assisting parents who are victims/survivors of family violence.
Eastern Community Legal Centre
Eastern Integrated Practice Project
$495,000 over 2 Years
This project seeks to enhance access to justice and legal support for people experiencing increased vulnerability and disadvantage, through integrated practice approaches between legal and community service professionals.
Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria)
Stories of Strength: A storytelling and media project for women with lived prison experience
$120,000 over 1 Year
Women are the fastest growing population in Victoria’s prisons, with their imprisonment having broader implications for their families, social groups and dependents. Stories of Strength will work directly with women, providing them with the skills and platforms to share their stories for personal recovery and systemic change.
First Step Health-Justice Outreach Project and Evaluation (First Step HOPE)
$100,000 over 2 Years
First Step Legal will provide an outreach legal clinic to Windana Therapeutic Community, providing legal advice and representation to residents actively engaged in treatment and in recovery.
Hume Riverina Community Legal Service (Upper Murray Family Care)
Invisible Hurdles Project – Stage 2
$340,000 over 2 Years
Invisible Hurdles project (Stage 2) will continue the Lawyer’s presence at Partner Agencies, with the addition of a Community Development Worker. Stage 2 will test whether the continued provision of generalist legal services over time, together with a community development approach targeting family violence, will lead to young people gaining increased confidence to access help regarding family violence problems.
Mind Australia Limited
Justice in Mind
$430,000 over 2.5 Years
‘Justice in Mind’ (JiM) combines an early intervention model of directly accessible legal advice and representation at multiple community mental health settings in Victoria, with a program of systemic rights-based advocacy, coalition building, policy development, and legal education across the community sector.
Northern Community Legal Centre
Abused and Abandoned: Family Violence in the Australian Indian Community
$330,000 over 2 Years
This project will respond to the well documented phenomenon of abused and abandoned Indian brides in transnational spaces. It will improve not only local case work but build the understanding of and improved coordination of legal and non-legal responses at a local, state and national level.
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University
The Ripple Effect: Legal education for diverse faith-based communities
$120,000 over 1 Year
Faith-based organisations serve the needs of CALD, refugee and newly arrived communities. This project pioneers a community development model to improve understanding of the Australian legal system, especially the specific governance challenges faced by hard to reach faith-based organisations.
The provision of peer support through legal processes to non-offending partners of people found to be accessing child abuse material online
$100,000 over 2 Years
The provision of peer support through legal processes to non-offending partners of people found to be accessing child abuse material online and a framework for this support.
Family Violence and Migration Law Project
$199,200 over 2 Years
Refugee Legal will improve access to migration law advice and assistance for women on temporary visas or without visas who are experiencing family violence.
Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre
Community Legal PACER Partnership (CLPP)
$347,000 over 2 Years
The Police, Ambulance and Clinical Early Response (PACER) team in the inner-north west provides an on-the-spot clinical assessment of risk for people experiencing a mental health episode. The CLPP project will expand upon this model to provide specialised, immediate legal assistance to these individuals.
More information on the above grants are available from the Grants Program Administrator.
Previous Grants funding recipients
- Download the list of projects that received funding in 2016 (116KB PDF).
- Download the list of projects that received funding in 2015 (220KB PDF).
- Download the list of projects that received funding in 2014 (106KB PDF).
Archive of funded projects
- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2013-14
- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2012-13
- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2011-12
- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2010-11
- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2009-10
- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2008-09
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- Download the list of projects that received a Project Grant in 2006-07
- Download the list of projects that received a Major Grant in 2012-13
- Download the list of projects that received a Major Grant in 2011-12
- Download the list of projects that received a Major Grant in 2010-11
- Download the list of projects that received a Major Grant in 2009-10
- Download the list of projects that received a Major Grant in 2008-09
- Download the list of projects that received a Major Grant in 2007-08