Funding & acknowledgements

A strength of QPILCH is its ability to marshal the resources of the wider profession and community to assist disadvantaged people and community groups to access the legal system.

Our members pay annual membership fees which support our daily operations.

The Foundation Members of QPILCH were Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Linklaters), Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), Clayton Utz, McCullough Robertson, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King and Wood, Mallesons), Minter Ellison, Legal Aid Queensland, the Bar Association of Queensland Inc, Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services, and Griffith University Law School.

In addition, we have been fortunate to receive support from a number of government departments and private donors so that we can continue to provide legal services to those in need.

We are grateful for this support and thank all donors for their generosity.


From recent grants to the earliest in 2002, support has been provided by:

  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Griffith University for funding the Land Use Governance Project.
  • The English Family Foundation to expand and integrate mental health legal services in south-east Queensland over 3 years.
  • Legal Aid Queensland for funds and King & Wood Mallesons for a secondment for Flood & Cyclone Legal Help.
  • Legal Aid Queensland for funds to facilitate QPILCH's relocation from the city to West End.
  • The Department of Communities for funding to make renovations to our new premises for archiving files and space for volunteers. (July 2009)
  • Symantec and Microsoft through DonorTec for reduced price software for our computer system. (July 2009)
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund for funding new desks, computers and chairs for staff and students in our new offices and other equipment. (June 2009)
  • The Queensland Attorney-General for additional funding through LPITAF to continue our pro bono coordination project and rural regional and remote project and to commence a new self-representation service in the new QCAT on a pilot basis.
  • The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from the Community Legal Services Program (CLSP) for our core services, and from the LPITAF for the Self-Representation Civil Law Service, the Referral Services Coordination Project and the Rural, Regional and Remote Project for the 2008-09 financial year.
  • Law Foundation Queensland for continued funding of our training program in 2008-09.
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund to upgrade a photocopier and two computers and purchase a motor scooter. (December 2007)
  • The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice from the Community Legal Services Program (CLSP) for our core services and self-representation civil law service for the 2007-08 financial year.
  • Law Foundation Queensland for the development of a new training program in 2007-08.
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund to upgrade our computer hardware and software and to purchase new computers for our student clinics and accounting purposes.
  • The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice for funding of QPILCH's core services and the IT and Organisational Development Project for the 2006-07 financial year.
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund to develop training programs for students, volunteer lawyers and staff and to develop this website and our database.
  • The Minister for Fair Trading from the Consumer Credit Fund to continue the Consumer Law Advice Clinic (CLAC) for 6 months to the end of June 2006.
  • The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice for funding of QPILCH's core services for the 2005-06 financial year.
  • The Queensland Department of Communities for funding the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic and Homeless Policy Reform Project for the years 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08.
  • Member firm Clayton Utz for donating office furnishings, equipment and web design.
  • Betta Electrical donated two computers for QPILCH's Consumer Law Advice Clinic and Administrative Law Clinic in September 2004.
  • In September 2004 Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund provided a grant to enable QPILCH to publish a range of community legal education material and to purchase a colour printer.
  • In 2003, member firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques donated funds to purchase a computer for the Refugee and Immigration Legal Support Project.
  • Member law firms and barristers which continue to accept pro bono referrals.
  • Member law firms have seconded solicitors to QPILCH since 2002. The secondees have made a major contribution to QPILCH's work. For secondment details see Member Work in this website.
  • Member law firms and other staff have provided staff to attend six homeless persons' legal clinics during work hours since November 2002, extending to nine by August 2007, as well as the Refugee Civil Law Service (RCLS).
  • Six foundation law firms provided initial funding to enable QPILCH to commence operating from January 2002.
  • The Hon Rod Welford MP Attorney-General and Minister for Justice provided general funds towards our operating expenses and the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic.
  • The Myer Foundation kindly provided a grant for the Refugee and Immigration Legal Support Project.
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund for grants for infrastructure and funding of our refugee project.
  • The Grants Committee of the Queensland Law Society for a foundation grant and several grants for infrastructure, project seeding and extension of the refugee project. The projects supported by the Grants Committee include the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic, the Rural Regional and Remote Project and the Referral Services Coordination project.