Refugee Advice and Casework Service is an independent community legal centre providing free, specialist legal assistance to people seeking asylum and refugees seeking to reunite with their families. For over 25 years, RACS has been protecting and advocating for human rights for people seeking asylum.
The Trust began supporting RACS in 2017.
The Asylum Seekers Centre’s mission is to provide a welcoming environment and practical support for community-based asylum seekers, while building community support and pursuing social justice outcomes for them. The Centre provides practical and personal support for asylum seekers living in the community.
The Trust has supported the Asylum Seekers Centre since 2014.
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has more than 180 organisational and 700 individual members. RCOA promotes the adoption of flexible, humane and practical policies towards refugees and asylum seekers both within Australia and internationally through conducting research, advocacy, policy analysis and community education.
The Trust has supported the Refugee Council since 2014 to help fill a critical funding shortfall after its core funding was removed by the Australian Government.