Victoria Law Foundation’s Small Grants Program
Victoria Law Foundation’s Small Grants Program is now ready to welcome all the small community groups.
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Small Grants help community legal organizations and not-for-profit community groups undertake projects that support local community needs and improve understanding of the justice system. These grants are likely to fund:
one-off projects addressing legal issues relating to a specific community;
pilot projects offering new approaches to delivering legal information;
Law Week projects and events.
Amount Up to $5000 to support small projects that improve community understanding of the justice system.
Who can apply?
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Small Grant applications are open to community legal centers and not-for-profit community organizations. They only fund organizations – individuals are not able to apply.
The Executive Director of the Foundation makes funding decisions. In most cases, applicants will be advised on the outcome of their application within 2-4 weeks of the application being received.
Grant applications are assessed against the Foundation’s statutory functions, grant aims and guiding principles. The following criteria are also considered as part of the assessment process:
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grants can only be made to organizations;
the project must primarily benefit Victorians;
legal need – what is the legal need of the target audience? What is the evidence?
project methodology – what will you do to address the need?
format – how does the format meet the needs of the target audience?
duplication – does the information already exist?
capacity – does the organization have the skills and resources to undertake the project?
impact – what difference will this work make?
dissemination and promotion – has a strategy been developed to ensure the information gets to the target group?
replication – is there potential for the project to benefit a broader audience?
budget – is the budget realistic? Does it offer value for money?
For more information, visit https://victorialawfoundation.org.au/grants/small-grants/