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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.

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:

Grants funded
Project updates

Evaluation & Acquittal Forms:

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

Grants Program News

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…)

Youth Justice Reinvestment seminar June 23, 2015

Regional communities will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion on youth justice reinvestment on Wednesday 24 June.

Deakin University’s Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice will host a video conference looking at (more…)