Do you have an idea for a legal project that has the potential to change the way Victorians think about the law and the legal sector?
Our next grants round is now open and we’re looking for legal projects to fund. Not sure if your project fits? Read our Grants and Awards Manager Erin Dolan’s tips for applying for a foundation grant. And remember you don’t need to be a legal organisation or legal practitioner to apply.
Contact Erin today and talk to us about how we can help you get your project off and running. Applications close on 10 September 2013.
In our most recent grants round we awarded grants to these five great projects:
- Human rights in three minutes
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law will create a series of three minutes videos explaining which human rights are protected by Victorian law.
- Discrimination Law Clinic
The Disability Discrimination Legal Service will create a new state-wide Discrimination Law Clinic to help the legal and community sector to identify and address all types of discrimination, including age, race, religion, gender and disability.
- VCAT planning appeals
Environment Defenders Office (Victoria) will develop online video guides to help Victorians have a greater say in planning decisions being considered by VCAT.
- Bridging the divide: Advocacy-Health Alliance training for health professionals
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre will train medical practitioners to identify and refer people who need legal help to an appropriate legal service.
- Victorian trial of supported decision making
The Office of the Public Advocate will offer isolated people with intellectual disabilities support to make their own decisions by matching them with an appropriately trained volunteer.