Periodically, LLST will get in touch to find out what has happened to date, how any support brought in has helped and whether a further visit, phone call or assessment would be useful. The aim is to eventually help you reach pass status however some of the changes that might be needed can take [...]
We assume that things remain as they were for the first 3-6 months of the new manager being in post, and you will be eligible for CoEx funding for that year during that time (paid in Nov/Dec of each calendar year). We would expect you to get in touch however and introduce us to [...]
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 [...]
Your ability to fundraise through LLST events 100% for your own not for profit legal advice service and/or apply for a small grant via the small grants programme is unchanged by being an applicant to the Centres of Excellence Scheme. Organisations who are passed as a Centre of Excellence receive preference in the small [...]
No. Organisations that are eligible will continue to be supported by LLST to help them become more sustainable, effective and efficient. This is a process, not a simple pass / fail system.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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.