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, 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
Any purpose relating to the legal profession or law that the Board considers appropriate. Grants are available in two rounds, Project Grants and Major Grants.
Priorities for funding
Priority for the allocation of funding is usually given to:
- non-profit organisations
- projects that improve access to justice and equity, and
- specific and finite projects.
Preference may also be given to:
- applicants who do not have any other access to the Public Purpose Fund, and
- applications from rural and regional Victoria.
Grants Program Administrator
Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8000