Community Legal Centres Queensland receive funding from a number of sources. This includes:
The John Villiers Trust is a philanthropic trust which supports a wide range of charitable projects in Queensland that will enrich lives and strengthen social spirit.
The Trust has a focus on organisations operating in remote and regional Queensland, particularly Central Queensland, as it was in these areas that John Villiers spent much of his life.
Established upon John Villiers' death in July 2002, the Trustees continue his legacy of giving to support the disadvantaged through programs in health and ageing, Indigenous advancement, education and vocational pathways, arts and culture and community wellbeing. To find out more go here.
The Attorney-General's Department delivers programmes and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and to strengthen our national security and emergency management.
The department manages the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services, which provides Commonwealth funding for community legal centres and legal aid commissions via state and territory governments. The department also administers the Community Legal Services Programme, which supports the provision of legal assistance to the community by funding national service delivery projects, innovative pilot programmes, and programme support activities. To find out more go here.
The Queensland Government allocates Queensland and Commonwealth funding for legal assistance services delivered by Legal Aid Queensland and community organisations (mostly Community Legal Centres). Community organisations will receive $30.973 million in total over 2014-17 of Queensland funding and $17.314 million in total over 2015-17 of Commonwealth funding to provide free legal assistance services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders.
We are pleased to welcome representatives from the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General to give a presentation at the Annual Conference titled ‘Update of Collaborative Service Planning’.
Visit the Queensland Government website.