The National Broadband Network (NBN) Regional Legal Assistance Program provides grant funding to trial NBN-based initiatives that seek to strengthen and increase legal assistance delivery in regional and remote areas.
The objectives of the program are:
- through NBN-based trials, to increase access to legal assistance, or provide better support for professional staff, in regional or remote areas
- to identify innovative NBN-based collaborative ways of providing legal assistance services and support for professional staff and to share knowledge of these, including key success factors, within the legal assistance sector.
Download the guidelines:
Eligibility for grants
To apply for grant funding, prospective recipients must fall within one of the following categories:
- Legal Aid Commission
- Family Violence Prevention Legal Service funded by the Australian Government
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal service funded by the Australian Government
- community legal service funded by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth Community Legal Services Program.
Collaborative partnerships between legal and non-legal assistance services providers are encouraged and will be given highest priority. The complete set of eligibility criteria can be found in the NBN Regional Legal Assistance Program Guidelines.
Applications for the second funding round closed on 15 March 2013.
Frequently asked questions
Information about broadband, the NBN and other technical requirements of the program can be found in the frequently asked questions available to download below:
For enquiries about the program or the application process, email email@example.com.