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.
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.
2018 Grant applications now open
The 2018 Grants funding round is now open for applications. The funding round will close on 2 March 2018.
Download the application form for the 2018 Grants round (213KB DOCX)
Download the guidelines for the 2018 Grants round (335KB PDF)
Find about more about:
Evaluation & Acquittal Forms:
Grants Program Administrator
Victorian Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8001
Grants Program News
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 congratulates JusticeConnect and Cohealth on their award.
See also Justice Connect’s announcement.
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…)
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)