The Victorian Bar Foundation was established to progress the interests of justice in Victoria and further legal education and training in our community. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which enables the Bar and Bench to contribute to the community and causes outside the Bar itself.
The Foundation acts as a trustee of charitable trusts. Working through the Board of Directors, the Foundation seeks donations, administers funds and evaluates and makes grants.
Grant recipients will include law students, lawyers continuing their legal education and organisations promoting training to lawyers and legal institutions in Australia and overseas. The Foundation will foster and promote an understanding of the legal system and the role of law in our society and will promote the Victorian Bar’s benevolent involvement in the community.
|Chairman||The Honourable Justice John Digby|
|Director||The Honourable Justice Kate McMillan|
|Director||Ross Gillies QC|
|Director||John Karkar QC|
|Director||Neil Young QC|
|Director||The Honourable Susan Crennan AC QC|
|Director||Peter Jopling AM QC|
|Director||Paul Anastassiou QC|
|Director||The Honourable Chief Judge William Alstergren|
|Director||Philip Crutchfield QC|
|Honorary Secretary||Georgie Coleman|
The aims and activities of the Victorian Bar Foundation are:
Investing in our future
Promoting education in the legal area through grants to create opportunities.
A unified justice system
Bringing together the different arms of the legal profession to promote the interests of justice in Victoria through seminars and fundraising activities.
Increasing public awareness of the Justice System in Victoria
Through media contact and promotional activities.
Raising funds for grant making purposes
Through direct solicitation and fundraising activities.
The current grant making policy is:
“The Directors of Victorian Bar Foundation Limited, as Trustee, have resolved, with agreement from the members, as of 2 February 2011, when making grants to item 1 DGRs in accordance with the trust deed, to seek donations, applications for grants and to provide the grants for one or more of the following purposes:
The Directors, with agreement of the members, may replace, add to, remove or otherwise vary this grant making policy.”
Applications should be in the form of a written submission, outlining:
Applications should be forwarded to:
The Victorian Bar Foundation Limited
ACN 143 603 927
Level 5, 205 William Street, Melbourne 3000
T 03 9225 7111
Donations are sought from all members of the Victorian Bar.
All donors will be acknowledged on this website unless otherwise requested.
All donations are tax deductible.