The London Team receives funding for several projects. These include;
The Developing Access to Advice and Policy Project is a partnership project with the Law Centres Federation to build the capacity and skills of member organisations. Funded by the London Councils, it aims to improve performance, organisational capacity, and the quality and sustainability of front-line advice organisations across London. It creates a stronger voice for advice services through responding to legislative changes, promoting the role of the sector, resourcing and positively influencing policy.
The London Advice Strategy Support project is funded by City Parochial Foundation under the priority area 'strengthening the voluntary sector'. The aim of the project is to sustain the not for profit agencies that are offering advice to the most disadvantaged and isolated people in London in developing advice strategies for their boroughs. The project will offer 1-2-1 support to 6 borough advice forums and local authorities per year to help them develop advice strategies. The advice strategies will promote more joined up work and improved referral capabilities locally, allowing better access to a wide array of advice services encompassing legal aid providers, local authority services, community groups and equalities organisations. The project will use templates to help guide local agencies to participate in the process, with focus groups and meetings to encourage local agencies of all sizes to feed into the strategy when appropriate for them.
The Governance Project was a two year project funded by the Big Lottery Fund ending in December 2009. The projects aim was to improve the skills and knowledge of trustees and not-for-profit company directors and to help them function well in a regulatory, policy and funding environment that is increasingly challenging. The Governance Project was developed jointly by Law Centres Federation and AdviceUK following requests for training and support from Trustees and Management Committees of advice agencies and Law Centres in London.
The Sustainable Advice Project (S.A.P.)
The Sustainable Advice Project was funded by The City Bridge Trust for three years ending in April 2009. The project enabled our members, and particularly small and medium sized agencies, to learn of alternative methods of sustaining their advice services. S.A.P helped advice organisations diversify their income and improve the quality of their advice services by addressing the weaker areas in applications, projects or organisational systems.
The Advice Forum Development Project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years ending in February 2009. The project enabled us to provide longer term strategic support to local advice forums and their lead agencies across London. There are up to 24 advice forums located in 25 London boroughs. This project added value to the work AdviceUK has previously done in relation to advice forums and also enabled us to respond to requests from advice forums across London for longer term support, so helping local forums to continue to develop their work at a borough level.
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