All 2019 Grants Round applications have been assessed with careful and detailed consideration and we have made our recommendations on applications for funding. We are now awaiting final determination by the Attorney-General.
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. Subscribe to our Grants Program newsletter to receive grants related news and updates, and be notified when the next funding round opens.
2019 Grant Round
All 2019 Grant round applications have been assessed with careful and detailed consideration and the Attorney-General has made her final determination. An announcement will be made soon.
About the Round
Learn about this year’s Grants theme of Designing Justice Differently: Using human-centred design and technology.
Celebrating 10 Years (2007-2017)
Learn about the Grants Program and how it’s influencing policy and reform and changing lives through this 11 page report. Also read about some of the Award-winning Projects that we have funded.
Grants Program News
This research project was the first to critically analyse whether Victorian homicide laws enabled a just response to one punch homicides prior to 2014 reforms.
Completed at the end of 2018, this two year research project was funded to identify strategies to assist justice agencies to enhance their response to people with complex communication needs (CCN).
Three tailor-made workshops with design specialists were held monthly across March, April and May this year to assist those interested in learning how to use a human-centred design approach in their project and identify practical ways to achieve the impact they seek. (more…)
In 2016 we provided a grant to Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) to combine sport-based engagement strategies with legal education at Narre Warren South P-12 College. Their aim was to decrease young people having negative interactions with the justice system.