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Centres of Excellence

Once my organisation has passed, what is next?

By |2020-07-13T10:43:24+01:00July 13th, 2020||

Every year in November/December time, you will be asked to complete an annual review self assessment questionnaire to help LLST understand any major changes, what challenges you are facing in the next twelve months, and whether any particular needs for support have arisen. We will then award an unrestricted grant for core costs. As [...]

What does the Centres of Excellence scheme look at?

By |2020-07-13T10:39:49+01:00July 13th, 2020||

The first stage in becoming a Centre of Excellence is to undertake the LLST scheme and that has three core areas: How the organisation is being run (focusing on management and governance, business planning and strategy, financial management, funding (fundraising and earned income), staffing, quality and compliance A brief file review considering process and [...]

Is this just a funding application?

By |2020-07-13T10:38:58+01:00July 13th, 2020||

No. It is a system of support as well as potential funding. Because LLST raise their own funds each year, no amount of funding is guaranteed at any time. To date, LLST have provided a core funding grant once an organisation has undertaken the Centres of Excellence scheme and is engaged with the process. [...]

Is this another quality mark?

By |2020-07-13T10:38:06+01:00July 13th, 2020||

No. The LLST Centres of Excellence scheme is a funding and support mechanism that LLST uses to direct the funds it has raised to the places where they will be used with greatest effect. It is not intended to duplicate or replace any other quality mark.

What are the benefits to the scheme?

By |2020-07-13T10:36:55+01:00July 13th, 2020||

Through the CoEx programme, LLST are offering the support of a day or more of management consultancy and planning assistance, provided by experienced and knowledgeable people in the free legal advice sector. Numerous unexpected benefits come from participation in the scheme and opportunities to improve your organisation.

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