Who funds PIAC?

Funding for PIAC’s core legal work, including the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service, comes primarily from the NSW Public Purpose Fund and the Commonwealth and State Community Legal Services Program. 

PIAC also receives income from project and case grants, training, seminars, consultancy fees, donations and recovery of costs in legal actions.

Indigenous Justice Program

Since 2001 PIAC has received generous support from Allens for its Indigenous Justice Program. The support from Allens allows us to employ a full-time solicitor to lead this important project.

Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program

PIAC receives funding from the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services for its energy and water consumer advocacy program.

Secondment program

PIAC has a secondment program under which a range of private law firms and the Australian Government Solicitor provide a solicitor on secondment to PIAC. Secondees can be full or part time, and generally rotate every six months.

PIAC has received secondee solicitors from Minter Ellison, Henry Davis York, King & Wood Mallesons, Norton Rose Fulbright and the Australian Government Solicitor.

Supporters of PIAC

PIAC is very grateful to the wide range of organisations who donate or provide grants to the organisation. We give particular thanks to the following organisations for providing major support to PIAC:

  • Allens
  • AMP Foundation
  • Ashhurst Australia
  • IMF Bentham Ltd
  • Cafe at the Gate of Salvation
  • Caroll & O’Dea
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Energy Consumers Australia
  • Roth Charitable Foundation
  • Henry Davis York
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • IMF Bentham Ltd
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • LawCover Insurance
  • Law Society of NSW
  • MinterEllison Lawyers
  • Macquarie Group Foundation
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Oak Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Riverbush Pty Ltd
  • Roth Charitable Foundation
  • StreetSmart Australia
  • Sydney Grammar School
  • The Chipkin Foundation
  • Thomson Reuters
  • UNSW Law School
  • Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
  • Igniting Change


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