Up to $100,000 is available from Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund to support community legal centres, Aboriginal Legal Services and/or other agencies delivering legal assistance services.

Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund

Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund

The Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund 2017-19 will fund Victorian-based community legal centres, Aboriginal Legal Services and/or other agencies delivering legal assistance services by supporting vital programs and
services, such as legal advice for people experiencing homelessness, family violence lawyers, online services for rural, regional and remote youth and legal responses that assist disadvantaged Victorians.

 

Background

The 2017-18 Victorian Budget allocated additional funding to ensure that community legal centres can continue to provide legal services and improve access to justice for disadvantage Victorians.

The Victorian Government is providing funding of $2 million over two years to community legal centres to support vital programs and services through a new grant round – Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund 2017-19.

 

Objectives

The objective of the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund 2017-19 is to support the vital programs and services provided by community legal centres so that they can continue to provide better access to legal services for
vulnerable clients, such as people experiencing or at risk of family violence, disadvantaged young people, and people in remote locations.

 

Funding

The Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund 2017-19 grant provides funding of up to $50,000 per annum per organisation over two years, with total grant funding of $100,000 per organisation available.

 

Eligibility

Victorian-based community legal centres and Aboriginal Legal Services who provide the following are eligible to apply:

  • legal assistance services, including representation and advisory services; and
  • legal support services providing support services to victims and

The above services may be delivered:

  • to metropolitan residents or regional/rural communities; and
  • as direct one-on-one services, as outreach services, or by electronic means – either by telephone or via web-based services.

 

Timing

Applications close 28 August 2017.

 

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