Areas of the portfolio that provide grants include Emergency Services, Racing, Consumer Affairs Victoria, Community Crime Prevention and Corrections.
An aggregated list of grants from across the Victorian Government is available on the Grants Victoria website (External link)
Community Crime Prevention
The Community Crime Prevention Program (External link) supports local crime prevention initiatives. Local crime prevention initiatives can help increase community safety and improve community confidence in the safety of local areas. The Community Crime Prevention Program includes a number of grant programs.
Community Legal Centres Funds Program
Community legal centres across Victoria are encouraged to apply for a share of $7.1 million over two years from the Victorian Government’s Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund and the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund.
Victoria’s 50 community legal centres can apply for three grant funds, each worth up to $50,000 per annum.
Community legal centres have the opportunity to apply for a part of:
- more than $2 million from the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, which supports critical programs and free legal services for Victorians who can’t afford a lawyer
- more than $2.4 million from the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, which helps community legal centres provide specialist family violence duty lawyers in the Magistrates’ Court, and
- more than $2.6 million from the Community Legal Centre Family Violence Fund, which helps agencies provide support to family violence victims and faster access to legal services.
Applications are open) from Friday, 4 August 2017 until midnight Monday, 28 August 2017 and further information on how to apply(external link) is available.
Find out how to apply for a grant administered by Consumer Affairs Victoria (External link)
Find out about opportunities from Corrections Victoria (External link) to assist prisoners in reintegrating after their release from prison.
Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program
The Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) is an ongoing program funded by the Victorian Government, which provides local emergency services volunteer groups access to grants for operational equipment, vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility improvements.
The 2015-16 program offers grants up to a maximum of $100,000 excluding GST. The VESEP will contribute $2 for every $1 of funding contributed by the local volunteer group.
For more information on the program and application process, visit Emergency Management Victoria website (external link)
You can also contact the VESEP liaison officer on phone 03 8685 1309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program
The Grants Program distributes funding to projects that aim to improve the administration of laws, increase access to justice, improve legal services and inform and educate the wider community about legal services.
Expressions of Interest for Victorian Legal Services Board 2017 Grants Founding Round are now open. Guidelines and application forms are available on the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner website (external link). Applications close on 3 March 2017.
Victorian Racing Industry Fund
The Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) provides financial support to the Victorian racing industry and its key stakeholders for improvements at racing and training venues and for selected programs designed to further stimulate industry growth and development. The two key VRIF funding programs are:
An amount equal to the value of unclaimed wagering dividends will be made available to the three Victorian controlling bodies and registered racing clubs, as part of the Government's ‘Plan for Racing’. As part of this commitment, a minimum of $30 million will be made available over four years to improve racing and training infrastructure at racetracks and training centres.
For more information, refer to the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Racing Infrastructure Projects page.
Raceday Attraction Program
An amount equal to the value of on-course wagering taxes from totalisator betting will made available to the racing industry over four years with a primary focus on attracting patrons to race meetings outside of the major feature days, Country Cup meetings and the Spring Racing Carnival. The Raceday Attraction Program will support projects and initiatives aimed at increasing on-course attendance at Victorian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings.
For more information on approved projects, refer to the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program Projects page.
For more information on the VRIF and how to apply, refer to the Victorian Racing Industry Fund guidelines and application forms page.
Regional Racing Infrastructure Fund
The Regional Racing Infrastructure Fund (RRIF) was established in 2008 and closed in 2012. The purpose of the RRIF was to deliver financial support to the three Victorian racing controlling bodies for capital developments and improvements at non-metropolitan racing and training venues and for selected programs designed to further stimulate industry growth and development.
Funding for the RRIF was provided by the Victorian Government to the Department of Justice as a part of its annual budget.
For a complete listing of all approved projects, refer to the Regional Racing Infrastructure Fund Projects page.