The Foundation’s Grants Program provided opportunities for innovative local projects to be delivered by organisations to significantly improve access to justice for socially and economically disadvantaged people in NSW. The Grants Program commenced in 1998 and was delivered annually until 2018, when it ceased due to funding constraints. Across its 20 years of operation, the Foundation awarded over $4.6 million to projects enabling new legal assistance services and community legal information resources to be developed and delivered.

Change was realised for some of the most disadvantaged people in our community through initiatives delivered under the Grants Program. This included women experiencing domestic violence, young people, people with mental health problems, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians. Several of the grant activities and final reports strengthen the evidence base on what works in the delivery of legal assistance to the community.