The Access to Justice Innovation Fund provides grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 to support innovative projects designed to improve the way legal problems are solved.
The Fund has a total value of $1 million, with up to $250,000 in grants available annually for four years (2019/20 to 2022/23).
The minimum grant that may be applied for is $50,000. The maximum grant that may be applied for is $250,000. Multiple grants may be awarded in each financial year, to a total value of $250,000.
The Fund is part of their Civil Justice Action Plan, which aims to help remove the barriers that prevent common disputes from being resolved quickly and fairly.
You must clearly demonstrate how your low cost, high impact project can reduce barriers to the justice system, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged communities.
Priority will be given to proposals addressing access to justice concerns for:
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
– Regional and remote communities
– Communities experiencing disadvantage.
Projects could include those that aim to:
– explore new approaches to the delivery of legal assistance services and the resolution of legal problems
– help people to navigate and access the justice system
– promote collaborative approaches to reducing barriers to justice
– demonstrate how technology can improve access to, and user experience of, the justice system.
Your project must be focused on areas which fall within the NSW Government’s legislative responsibility.
Applications are open to non-government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, or businesses that provide services to people living in NSW.
Government entities are not eligible to apply. Private individuals wishing to apply may only do so through partnership with an organisational entity.