Access to Justice Innovation Fund NSW


The NSW Government has announced a second round of funding for the $1 million Access to Justice Innovation Fund. The fund supports innovative ideas to improve or enhance access to justice in NSW.

Open
Close date: 14 Mar 2021.
Application detail:

Late applications will not be accepted.

What do you get?

Funding of between $50,000 and $250,000.

Who is this for?

Organisations providing services to people living in NSW.

Overview

The Fund was created to encourage innovative approaches to improve the way legal problems are solved. Grants between $50,000 and $250,000 will be awarded to ideas for low cost, high impact projects, particularly those targeting socially and economically disadvantaged communities.

We are seeking applications for projects that make the justice system easier to access for people in NSW. This may include projects that:

  • 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

The first round of funding in 2019-20 attracted 29 applicants. Marrickville Legal Centre, a successful recipient, used their grant to design and build a chatbot to help clients with common legal matters.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a non-government organisation
  • a not-for-profit organisation; or
  • a business that provides services to people living in NSW

Government entities are not eligible to apply. Private individuals must be in partnership with an organisation listed under eligibility criteria.

How do you apply?

You will need to apply through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

Find out more on the Department of Communities and Justice website