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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, innovative improvements to access to justice 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 You will be notified when the next funding round becomes available.



2018 Grant Round

The outcome of the 2018 Grants funding round was announced by the Attorney-General on 29 October 2018.  The Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program provided $4.2 million to 18 projects through the 2018 Grant round.  Read about these important projects here.



2019 Grant Round

The 2019 Victorian Legal Services Board Grant Round Guidelines will be launched on the morning of Tuesday 4 December 2018.  Please save the date!



Find about more about:

Grants funded
Project updates


Evaluation & Acquittal Forms:

Grants Program Administrator
Victorian Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8001

Grants Program News

New report: Small Claims, Large Battles June 8, 2018

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…)

Board-funded health-justice program receives award December 7, 2017

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.


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.


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…)