Project Grants

Project Grants are available for projects with a budget of up to $60,000 and a maximum duration of approximately one year. Project Grants are now closed.

The 2013 Project Grants awarded

2013-14 Project Grants Awarded

Five projects were funded for a total of $274,817.

Youth Fines Clinic
Youthlaw ($60,000 over 1 year)
This project will establish an innovative Youth Fines clinic suited to the needs of young people and particularly those who are vulnerable. The clinic will be highly visible and easy to access.Dealing with fines at an early stage results in less wastage in prosecution, court and recovery time. Close to 50% of Youthlaw lawyer casework comprises fines cases in the child and adult infringement systems.

Taxi Driver Legal Clinic
Footscray Community Legal Centre ($60,000 over 1 year)
This proposal represents the culmination of a law reform and research project, conceived in late 2010 and significantly expanded in 2011 following the announcement of the Victorian Taxi Industry Inquiry. The work in 2014 will build on expertise in providing specialist services for taxi drivers and policy advice to Government. The final year of the project will entail:

  • providing further legal services to disadvantaged taxi drivers;
  • assisting with the implementation stage of the inquiry’s recommendations; and
  • assessing the impact of, and promoting public awareness of these reforms.

Improving legal intervention for technology-facilitated stalking: a mobile app
Domestic Violence Resource Centre ($60,000 over 1 year)
This project will develop an interactive smartphone application that will provide:

  • a guide to legal options for women who are experiencing technology-facilitated stalking and harassment
  • a practical tool to enable women to safely collect admissible evidence of technology-facilitated stalking and harassment to support an application for an intervention order, or to help prove a breach
  • links to local domestic violence and legal services.

FKCLC/Doutta Galla Medical Legal Partnership
Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre ($35,769 over 1 year)
This pilot project aims to address the unmet legal needs of vulnerable community members through integrated legal, health and welfare services based at Doutta Galla Community Health Service. Relevant and targeted Community Legal Education will be provided to Doutta Galla health providers and to the general community to assist in recognising and responding appropriately to legal needs.

Skype Outreach Project
Women’s Legal Service Victoria ($60,000 over 1 year)
The project will increase the safety and wellbeing of women particularly in rural areas who have experienced family violence by:

  • Providing timely legal advice and representation using Skype to women without access to legal services due to geographic, cultural or economic disadvantage
  • Building the capacity of partner agencies to identify legal need and assist women to navigate the legal system through involvement in the Skype interviews, secondary consultations with lawyers and targeted training.

 

Evaluation & Acquittal Forms

Further information

For further information or if you would like to be notified of our next project grant round, please contact:

Grants Program Administrator
Legal Services Board
Phone: (03) 9679 8000
E-mail: grants@lsb.vic.gov.au

Last modified December 16, 2014.