Ways you can help
QPILCH is an incorporated association (IA30188) and Public Benevolent Institution with endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient. QPILCH is also recognised by the ATO as an income tax exempt charitable entity and is registered as a charity under the Collections Act 1966 (Qld) (CHR1796).
There are many ways you can assist us to provide access to justice for all Queenslanders.
As a regulated charity, QPILCH is dependent upon the support of the community for the continuity and growth of its services. Ongoing support allows QPILCH to provide direct legal assistance to individuals through specialist services and clinics, to improve access to justice for people who cannot afford a private lawyer and to undertake law reform, policy work and legal education.
Most of the people who have been assisted by QPILCH would have struggled to find legal help beyond 20 minutes of legal advice, as free civil law assistance is difficult to find. However QPILCH is dedicated to improving access to justice for all, particularly those who cannot afford a lawyer. Many of the clients who come to QPILCH are experiencing stress and other difficulties, so QPILCH continues to develop links with community workers and support services so that clients are helped in the best possible way.
Each year we are faced with more requests for assistance and your support is a valuable component in helping us to continue providing this assistance to those in need. We do not want those who require help to be left with no where to go, your donation of more or time can make a big difference to the lives of others.
Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.
- Make a credit card donation online using our secure site. When you complete the online form, the default is for a general donation which means we will direct your donation to the area of greatest need. Alternatively, if you wish to, you can indicate the particular programme you would like to support by selecting it from the drop down menu: Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic, Mental Health Law Practice, Refugee Civil Law Clinic, Administrative Law Clinic or Law student clinics.
- REGULAR GIVING: Become a monthly giver by setting up a recurring gift at Give Now.
- CHEQUE OF MONEY ORDER: Send us a cheque or money order by downloading our donation form below.
You can make regular donations to QPILCH through your pay. If your employer has a workplace giving programme in place, please ask your payroll officer for a form to complete, or you can download our workplace giving form below and hand it in at work. If your employer doesn't have a workplace giving programme in place you could submit a request and refer them to the ATO website to find out how to set up a programme.
You can leave a bequest to QPILCH in your Will. Download our bequest clauses below or please contact our bequest officer for more information on 07 3846 6317 or email@example.com.
You can also leave a bequest to our perpetual fund - The Civil Justice Fund - that is managed by the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF). Your bequest will be invested and remain in perpetuity. The interest earned from donations and bequests invested in the Civil Justice Fund will support civil law projects conducted by community legal centres that satisfy a legal need, involve partnerships with others, provide a practical legal service or involve research preparatory to developing a practical legal service, and are based on best practice in the relevant field. The Civil Justice Fund also supports civil casework on a full or part fee paying basis for public interest cases which have strong prospects of success.
For more information on leaving a bequest to the Civil Justice Fund please contact QCF.
Giving while living: You can also make a donation to the Civil Justice Fund during your lifetime by a direct deposit to the following account:
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
A/C Name: PTQ Common Fund No 1
BSB: 064 006
A/c No: 00090244
Or please download the donation form below and post or fax it to QCF.
- Take part in one of our fundraising events such as the Queensland Legal Walk held in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns each year in Law Week or Red Wine for Justice held every second year.
- Hold your own fundraising event. Please contact our fundraising officer for more details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate to the Titus Ani Appeal
QPILCH sometimes establishes specific appeals in collaboration with its members. Currently, QPILCH is raising funds for a young Nigerian man, Titus Ani, who is on death row in Denpasar, Bali. An Australian legal team cosisting of Brisbane barrister Roland Peterson and Russell Thirgood, a partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers, has been working on a pro bono basis and has reached the conclusion that Titus has been sentenced to death on a false premise.
They need to retain Indonesian lawyers to present Titus' final appeal. The Indonesian lawyers are unable to work on a pro bono basis. Further, there are other disbursements such as the costs of obtaining a DNA test and engaging a lawyer from Nigeria and potentially a lawyer from Pakistan.
For more information, see the article from Proctor, the Queensland Law Society journal, published in August 2009.