Australian National University’ ANUreporter recently published an interview with Dr Liz Curran discussing Health Justice Partnerships, where lawyers work in medical clinics to help patients with health problems that are linked to their legal issues.
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 email@example.com. 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:
Evaluation & Acquittal Forms:
Grants Program Administrator
Victorian Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8001
Grants Program News
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…)
Residents of the western suburbs will soon be able to get help in dealing with soaring toll road fines.
The Board-funded ‘Health Agency to Court’ project will work with the Werribee Magistrates’ Court, the Wyndham City Council and local (more…)
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…)
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…)
The Board is pleased to announce that expressions of interest are now being sought for the 2017 Grants Funding Round. The priority theme for 2017 will be on implementing the principles of justice reinvestment, with a focus on preventing women’s contact with the criminal justice system.
Justice reinvestment is an evidence-based proactive approach that focuses (more…)
A second health-justice partnership project funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board has been recognised with a community award.
The MABELS project, coordinated by the Eastern Community Legal Centre, was named the winner of the Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships category of the Victorian Government’s Victoria Early Years Awards. (more…)
Schemes which encourage vulnerable people into rent-to-buy arrangements for homes have been heavily criticised in a new report prepared by the Consumer Action Legal Centre.
Fringe dwellings: The vendor finance and rent-to-buy housing black market, was released on 5 October 2016 and was launched by (more…)
Researchers from Federation University Australia have received funding from the Victorian Legal Services Board to explore the requirements of people with complex communication needs when interacting with the criminal and civil justice system. (more…)
The Victorian Legal Services Board’s 2016 Grants recipients have been announced.
On Tuesday 30 August 2016 the Attorney-General, The Hon. Martin Pakula MP, announced $3 million in funding had been allocated by the Board for 16 projects across Victoria.
The Board has released a report into the development of the health-justice partnerships funded as part of the Board’s 2014 Grants round.
The report was compiled by the Board’s Grants Program in association with Dr Liz Curran of the Australian National University.
The report can be downloaded here. (1.6MB PDF)
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…)
The Board’s Grants program has produced the following video, illustrating the benefits to the community of integrating health and legal service providers within the one location.
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…)
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is holding a forum to discuss legal responses to intimate partner homicides.
Extensive reforms were made to homicide laws in Victoria in 2005, and more recently in 2014, to improve responses to homicides that occur in the context of family violence. This forum will discuss (more…)
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is hosting a panel discussion on how legal issues affect the care of cancer patients.
Law and Cancer: How the law impacts on cancer care and the responsibilities of cancer clinicians will be held on Wednesday 18 May and will explore (more…)
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…)
Board-funded Mortgage Wellbeing Service provides a lifeline for struggling homeowners April 20, 2016
A pilot program funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board’s Grants program is providing vital services to home owners in one of the highest mortgage stress areas of Australia.
The Mortgage Wellbeing Service, launched in 2015 by Community West’s Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre and (more…)