Suncoast Community Legal Service is the beneficiary of significant government funding from Queensland’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. The amount of funding has historically been variable. In 2017 this funding is however being reviewed for a three year term, under an open tender system instituted for the first time.
Additionally, the Service has enjoyed a partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast Law School since the School’s establishment in 2014. The terms of our partnership include the provision of a purpose-built office and law clinic at Maroochydore and clinical lecturers to supervise the students.
The University’s largesse has allowed the Service to maximise the proportion of government funding allocated to direct service delivery.
The Service also conducts fundraising activities, including special events.