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The Community Legal Education (CLE) Collaboration Fund was launched in 2011 as part of our CLE strategy.

Community Legal Centres and Regional Legal Assistance Forums can apply for a grant to deliver CLE projects that help vulnerable people identify legal problems early, understand their legal rights and responsibilities and how to access legal help. Applications are assessed against strict criteria and should be collaborative, client focused and responsive to community need.

Community Legal Education Collaboration Fund—2023 round closed for applications

The CLE Collaboration Fund has closed for applications.

See examples of past projects and resources that have received CLE Collaboration Fund grants.

Application process

Project grants will be distributed to successful grant recipients by 30 June with projects commencing from 1 July 2023.

Eligible organisations

Grants are available to organisations in Queensland that are:

  • currently receiving state or Commonwealth funding to deliver legal assistance services under the legal assistance services program; it is expected the body accepting legal and financial responsibility for the project will be incorporated under relevant legislation
  • Regional Legal Assistance Forums (RLAFs) or Specialist Legal Assistance Forums (LAFs) where Legal Aid Queensland or one of the incorporated member organisations is willing to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project
  • the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS).

Please note it is a condition of this grant that you collaborate with another community agency or work across disciplines/teams in your own agency/Legal Assistance Forum (LAF).

More information

For more information about the fund or to discuss potential projects please contact:

Katherine Gorter
CLE and engagement coordinator
Legal Aid Queensland
Ph 07 3917 0457

Tips for writing your grant application

Watch the video to learn how to prepare your grant application and give it the best chance of success.


Past projects

View some of the CLE resources which have been produced as part of the fund.

Past projects have covered areas such as:

  • child protection
  • relationships and separation
  • Australia's legal system
  • domestic and family violence
  • elder abuse and Queensland's guardianship framework
  • money and debt
  • cyber bullying and sexting
  • human rights and anti-discrimination
  • neighbourhood issues and disputes
  • personal injuries
  • youth justice and dealing with the police
  • other common legal issues.

Examples of Community Legal Education projects  

Email the Community Legal Education team for more information about the collaboration fund.

Last updated 4 May 2023

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