Up to $900,000 is available from GAOP to fund suitable activities that relate to the pursuit of an equitable and accessible system of federal civil justice.
Grants to Australian Organisations Program (GAOP)
The Grants to Australian Organisations Program (GAOP) provides the Commonwealth’s contribution to organisations:
- working in the areas of law reform, legal research and law enforcement and endorsed for funding by the National Justice and Policing Senior Officials Group (NJPSOG), and
- working in the area of humanitarian legal issues.
The objectives of the Grants to Australian Organisations Program (GAOP) are to fund suitable activities that relate to, or assist with, the pursuit of an equitable and accessible system of federal civil justice.
The expected outcomes are:
- A website that provides access to legislative material and records the decisions of courts and tribunals
- An increase in the knowledge of Australian judicial and law enforcement officers
- Higher levels of research into judicial administration and improved education programs for legal officers in relation to court administration and judicial systems
- Increased awareness of the requirements expected from the application of the principles of humanitarian law
The Australian Government has announced a total of $2,974,000 over 3 years for the Grants to Australian Organisations Program (GAOP). The majority of available funding will be reserved for Stream One commitments.
There are no limits on the grant amount per grant application, although it is anticipated that most grants will be between the following ranges:
- Stream One: $75,000 – $900,000, Grants relating to law reform, legal research and law enforcement
- Stream Two: $20,000 – $850,000, Grants relating to the application of humanitarian legal issues.
Stream One – The grant can be used for the following grant activities:
- To assist to maintain a free-access website that allows the community to search legislative material and court and tribunal decisions, and/or
- Operational and other expenditure to support the provision of education and training programs for law enforcement and Australian judicial officers and others, and/or
- Operational and other expenditure to support research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programs for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.
Stream Two – The grant can be used for the following grant activities:
- Projects to ensure the principle of humanity is considered and implemented by policy makers and others who work in the area of, or use humanitarian law.
- Other related projects that are designed to assist with the pursuit of an equitable and accessible system of federal civil justice.
Stream One: Organisations endorsed by CAGSOG to apply for GAOP funding.
Streams One and Two:
To be eligible you must:
- be a legal entity able to enter into a legally binding agreement
- have an Australian Business Number
- be registered for the purposes of GST
- have an Australian bank account
Also, you must be one of the following:
- a company incorporated in Australia
- an incorporated association
- a consortium
- a registered charity or not for profit organisation
Applications open on an ongoing basis.