Our funding partners
Redfern Legal Centre maximises our impact through corporate, philanthropic and pro bono partnerships.
We thank these departments, organisations and individuals for their ongoing support of the Centre:
- The General Legal Service is funded principally through the Community Legal Services Program (CLSP), which provides Commonwealth and NSW Government funding administered by Legal Aid NSW.
- Legal Aid NSW provided additional short-term COVID-related funding to assist with Client Intake Services.
- The Employment Rights Legal Service, a joint project with Kingsford Legal Centre and Inner City Legal Centre, is funded by CLSP
- The Health Justice Partnership is funded by CLSP.
- Study NSW funds the International Student Legal Service NSW. It also provided funds for additional migration and tenancy legal services for 12 months, during and after the COVID lockdowns.
- NSW Fair Trading funds the Inner Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service, and provided funding to employ an additional Tenants’ Advisor to assist with accelerated demand due to COVID-19.
- DLA Piper and the Limb Family Foundation, provided funding to support the Police Accountability practice.
- The Financial Abuse Service NSW is supported by Ecstra Foundation, who provided a three-year grant for the policy, law reform and capacity-building work. The legal arm of the service is a proud partner of CommBank Next Chapter. Our Foundation Supporters are American Express, PwC Australia, Ashurst and Telstra.
- City of Sydney provides RLC with premises at Redfern Town Hall.
From time to time, RLC is successful in gaining grants or donations for specific projects. We thank the following organisations for their support:
- Thomson Reuters Australia supported some of our print production needs.
- The University of NSW continued to support course modules on Police Powers.
- The University of Sydney Law School funded Social Justice clinical placements, whereby RLC provides high quality experiential learning for law students.
- City of Sydney and Study NSW provided funding to enable free access for international students to RLC’s digital resource, My Legal Mate.
- Microsoft provided discounted software.
- A bequest, distribution from a trust, and donations have enabled us to establish a First Nations Justice Unit.
- Many individuals and supporter organisations provided generous donations, including 1666 Foundation, Wellthy Foundation, Southern Cross Postgraduate Association, SforP Foundation, Sydney University Law Society, Colin Biggers & Paisley.
Generous donations from community supporters are essential to ensure that RLC can continue to meet legal demand.