To be eligible you must be able to answer yes to the following questions:
Do you provide or facilitate the provision of free, specialist legal advice?
Is this advice provided to people or organisations who cannot afford to pay for it?
Are some or all of the people helped by this advice based in London or the Home Counties?
Next deadlines: 29 June; 2 November 2016. For more information
Centres of Excellence
Providing core grounding for the best free specialist legal advice agencies in London, to help them become stable and remain viable in this particularly difficult climate. Helping brilliant organisations go beyond constant fire-fighting, enabling them to focus on the work they do best - helping people with their legal problems. Currently, to be eligible to apply to become a Centre of Excellence an organisation has to:
- Have been providing free specialist civil legal advice (through at least 2 F.T.E employed staff providing casework and/or representation in courts or tribunals) for at least one year.
- That service must be based in and provided wholly or mostly to residents of London and the home counties.
Due to limited resources, they are unfortunately curently unable to include within the scheme organisations whose specialist legal advice/services only cover debt and/or welfare benefits.This is purely due to the number of these organisations that exist and the limited funds available, however this will be reviewed over time. For more information
Any charity that provides free legal advice (including pro bono services) can take part in LLST's events and raise 100% of the funds for themselves. They will treat you as they would any other participant, you have your fundraising page made for you, gift aid forms etc but around 3 months after the event (less if needed) they will transfer you 100% of the funds you raised. Next event is the London Legal Walk on taking part on 10 July 2016 - £40 charge for each participant. For more information