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Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program

The Grants Program was established in 2007 to distribute funding to projects that aim to improve the administration of laws, increase access to justice, improve legal services and inform and educate the wider community about legal services. The grants are available from the Board administered Public Purpose Fund (142KB PDF), which includes funds from a number of sources, including the interest on solicitors’ trust accounts and income from investments. With the approval of the Attorney-General, the grants can be used for law reform, legal and judicial education, legal research and any other purpose relating to the legal profession or the law that the Board considers appropriate.

Funding is available through Annual Grant rounds. To go on the mailing list for the next Grants Program funding round, please send an email to grants@lsbc.vic.gov.au. You will be notified when the next funding round becomes available.

2017 Grant applications

The 2017 Grant applications are now closed and are being assessed. Enquiries can be made to the Grants staff.

 

Find about more about:

Grants funded
Project updates
Newsletters

Evaluation & Acquittal Forms:

Contact:
Grants Program Administrator
Victorian Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8001
E-mail: grants@lsbc.vic.gov.au


Grants Program News


Registrations for first national conference on Health Justice Partnerships July 24, 2017

Registrations are now open for the first national conference on improving health and justice through partnership.

This conference is aimed at:

  • workers in a health justice partnership or are thinking about setting one up;
  • parties interested in research on health, legal needs, integrating human services or building workforce capability; and
  • services which develop policies or deliver funding to fill the gaps in health and human services through which vulnerable communities continually fall.

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National Health Justice Partnership conference May 12, 2017

National Health Justice Partnership conference

Health Justice Australia are hosting the first national Health Justice Partnership conference in October this year.

The conference will be designed to showcase the impact of health justice partnerships and support best practice in improving access to justice through (more…)

Read-Along Dads program

The Herald Sun recently featured an article on the ‘Read-Along Dads’ program, titled: ‘The programs helping jailed dads start a new chapter’.

Read-Along Dads was funded for three years through (more…)

Justice reinvestment video February 16, 2017

Youthlaw, Victoria’s state-wide free community legal centre for young people, has produced a video about their Justice Reinvestment project. Titled Justice Reinvestment – What is it? the video helps raise awareness of the benefits of justice reinvestment for (more…)

Invitation: Dignity through decision-making support July 25, 2016

Carers Victoria and Scope invite you to attend the launch of ‘Decision Making Support: Building Capacity Within Victoria‘.

This is a series of evidence-based educational resources providing support to people with a cognitive disability.  The project was funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board’s Grants Program. (more…)

Family violence app wins inaugural Premier’s iAward July 7, 2016

The Victorian Legal Services Board is pleased to congratulate the Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRC) on winning the inaugural Victorian Premier’s iAward for Innovation.  The award was presented to the DVRC for their SmartSafe+ app at the Australian Information Industry Association Awards on 29 June.

DVRC developed SmartSafe+ as a free app to help (more…)

Discussing death and dying: Advance care planning

The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer will be hosting a community Q&A panel on advanced care planning for patients suffering terminal illnesses.

Advance care planning is the process of thinking and talking about what kind of medical care and treatments you might want, or not want, if you become (more…)