LandAid's Free Property Advice Programme for charities

Apply for free professional support

At LandAid, we don’t just give out capital grants to youth homelessness projects. We also help a wide range of charities to find free, high quality professional skills, services, advice generously provided by our corporate pro bono partners.

Apply for free help here.

Don't forget to read our Top Tips When Applying for Free Support in order to maximise the likelihood of your request being successfully matched with one or more of our corporate partners. 

Who can apply for free support?

Our free support brokering service matches free professional skills, services, advice and materials to requests from a wide range of charities working with disadvantaged people, families and communities. Previous recipients range from addiction/recovery organisations to homelessness charities, and from community hubs to employability champions. If your organisation has a vital social mission, we want to hear from you.

What kind of help can you ask for?

Our large network of committed corporate partners are well placed to provide a broad range of both property-related and non-property support. Examples of the kinds of assistance that we have successfully brokered include:

Property-related support                                                          

  • Architectural / engineering advice                                          
  • Development management                                                                                                           
  • Property investment / financial advice                                  
  • Property search and agency                                                     
  • Surveying services                                                                    

Non-property help

  • Management consultancy 
  • Communications and marketing 
  • Legal advice 
  • HR support 
  • IT/tech support

This list is far from exhaustive. If your request does not fall into one of the categories above, please do still submit it.

How does the process work?

  • To apply for free support, please complete this short form
  • The LandAid team will review your request and, if considered appropriate, share it with our corporate partners in an attempt to match you with an organisation who can assist. Our partners meet roughly every six weeks to consider requests, but if we know of someone particuarly suited to your request we will try to match it directly. The matching process may take a little time but please rest assured that we are doing all we can to find you the best possible help. We will be in touch as soon as we can. Please do keep us informed if your needs change, or if you find help elsewhere.
  • Once we have matched your request to a corporate partner, we will put you in direct contact with them in order to commence work.
  • Both you and our corporate pro bono partners are asked to follow the attached Code of Practice throughout your time working together.
  • We will monitor the progress of your project, and ask that you tell us when work is completed. We will ask both you and the provider of the free support partner to complete a very short post-completion evaluation survey. These surveys are vital to the continued success and improvement of LandAid's free support brokering service. 

If you have further questions about LandAid's free support brokering service, or would like to discuss a potential request for assistance, please contact John Mindham (Programmes & Impact Manager) at john.mindham@landaid.org. We look forward to hearing from you!