Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Fiona McLeay, alongside Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, Rob Hulls, launched the Living Free Project last week. Funded in our grant 2017 round, this innovative project utilises (more…)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified when the next funding round becomes available.
2018 Grant applications
The 2018 Grants funding round has closed and grant applications are currently being assessed. Outcomes are likely to be known in August 2018.
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Evaluation & Acquittal Forms:
Grants Program Administrator
Victorian Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8001
Grants Program News
We are so proud of the transformational work that has been undertaken by (more…)
Call for expressions of interest – Students to build legal services app for not-for-profit organisations June 29, 2018
Students in the Melbourne Law School subject ‘Law Apps’ build and release web-based apps for not-for-profit organisations, addressing (more…)
The Castan Centre for Human Rights is launching their findings from an exhaustive investigation into the education of children with disability in Victoria’s mainstream government schools. The report, ‘Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with a Disability in Victoria’, is based on (more…)
The Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Fiona McLeay, was honoured to speak at the launch of the Women’s Legal Service report, Small Claims, Large Battles in May. The report presents the findings from their 18 month project investigating the experiences of vulnerable women as they seek fair financial outcomes through the family law system. (more…)
The Board welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it is committing $1.6m in funding for 8 Health-Justice Partnerships across Victoria. 7 of these funded projects started life with funding from the Board’s Grants Program.
For further information, see the Government announcement.
Victoria Law Foundation is offering grants for Law Week 2018 events. You can apply for a Law Week Grant of up to $3000 (excl. GST). To be eligible, events must be for the community and delivered during (more…)
The Central Highlands Health Justice Partnership for Youth is a program delivering an integrated health justice service for young people in the Central Highlands region of Victoria.
Commencing in February 2015, the program was a collaboration between (more…)
The Law Institute of Victoria has published an article about the award winning Seniors Law Health Justice Partnership that was initially granted three years of funding by the Board. The article can be accessed on the LIV website.
Justice Connect’s Seniors Law program, together with health services provider cohealth, have been honoured with an award for their health-justice partnership.
Health Minister, The Hon. Jill Hennessy MP, presented JusticeConnect and cohealth with the ‘Improving Health Equity Award’ at the 2017 VicHealth awards on 5 December.
The Board’s latest Grants Newsletter has been published. It can be downloaded from the Grants Newsletter page of the website.
The Smart Justice for Young People report, Investing in communities not prisons, explores justice reinvestment and its experience in Australia and internationally. The report includes experiences from many jurisdictions which have faced similar youth justice issues and challenges as Victoria, but looks to (more…)
Health Justice Partnerships continue to receive well-deserved positive coverage in the media.
ABC Radio National recently broadcast an interview with several people involved in the Health Justice Partnership program being coordinated by (more…)
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.
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.
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…)