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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 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.


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

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…)

Mortgage Wellbeing Service Newsletter February 4, 2016

The Mortgage Wellbeing Service, funded through the Victorian Legal Services Board’s Grants program, has published their latest newsletter.

The newsletter provides details of the work undertaken by the Service over the past nine months since their commencement. It includes (more…)

2016 Grants funding round now open December 10, 2015

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Victorian Legal Services Board 2016 Grants funding round.

For more details visit the Victorian Legal Services Board Website for the application form, guidelines and tips for applicants.

Applications close 4 March 2016.

Law and Cancer: Implications for clinical practice November 23, 2015

The Cancer Council Victoria, in collaboration with the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, will host the symposium ‘Law and Cancer: Implications for clinical practice’.

Clinicians who work with cancer patients need to understand the law as it relates to the delivery of patient care, including the legal (more…)

Stepping Stones report launch – invitation September 8, 2015

Women’s Legal Service Victoria is launching their new report titled Stepping Stones: Legal barriers to economic equality after family violence.

The report is the outcome of a 2 year project funded through the Board’s Grants program in 2013.  It reports on an in-depth study of the (more…)

Mortgage Wellbeing Service to launch July 15, 2015

Homeowners in Melbourne’s west who are experiencing mortgage stress will be able to call upon a new service thanks to an innovative program set to launch on Tuesday 28 July.

The Mortgage Wellbeing Service was developed by Community West’s Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Services to provide free legal, social and financial counselling to support (more…)