Looking for your feedback to reform CLC funding

Looking for your feedback to reform CLC funding

Monday, 15 May 2017

Community legal centres (CLCs) are a vital part of Victoria’s legal assistance sector, providing free legal and legal-related services to the public. How CLC funding is managed, and how it is accountable, can have a major impact on their services.  

The Community Legal Services Program (CLSP) is the program that manages most of Victoria’s CLCs funding. It has not been substantially revised for 21 years. The program is out-of-date and not fit for purpose – it’s overdue for an overhaul.

Our CLSP Reform project is committed to working with CLCs, the public and interested stakeholders. It’s essential that the public have confidence in how CLC money is used. We want to hear from you. 

Download the discussion paper

Download the CLSP Reform discussion paper (docx, 523.74 KB) and have your say by COB Monday 5 June 2017.

Join the discussion groups

There are three social media groups for discussions on CLSP Reform and these details are provided in the discussion paper.

Attend the full-day workshop

There’s a full-day consultative workshop – at the Donkey-wheel House, Bourke Street Melbourne on Friday 26 May, 9.45am to 4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion, raise different views and brainstorm ideas. Bookings are essential though, so please RSVP to roy.reekie@vla.vic.gov.au.

More information 

For more information about the project, email roy.reekie@vla.vic.gov.au