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Victoria Law Foundation assists with legal projects

Victoria Law Foundation is looking for innovative legal projects, which will benefit Victorians, to share in more than $200,000 from its next grants round in March. 

Applications close on 18 March 2014 for the foundation’s General Grants program, which supports projects that help the community better understand the law. 

General Grants are for projects requiring more than $5000, although grants are commonly awarded between $20,000 and $50,000. The foundation also provides expertise in publishing, communication and education to help recipients deliver a successful grant project. 

Last year, Victoria Law Foundation awarded $60,000 to a project seeking to prevent elder abuse by empowering older people, particularly those isolated by language and cultural barriers. 

Other projects funded by Victoria Law Foundation include: 

• A state-wide Discrimination Law Clinic to help the legal community and sector to identify and address all types of discrimination 

• Training medical practitioners to identify and refer people who need legal help to appropriate services 

• A curriculum which can be integrated into adult education classes to promote better understanding of the law 

 Applications for the foundation’s next general grants round close on 18 March 2014. Small grants, for projects up to $5000, are available year round. Both programs welcome applications from organisations outside the legal sector, as well as legal bodies. To find out more about our grants or to apply, call 9604 8100 or visit www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/grants.

 

 

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