LandAid's Free Property Advice Programme for charities

Apply for Pro Bono Advice

At LandAid, we give out grants but we also broker pro bono advice from our supporters, saving our charity partners time and money. We know that charities are under strain during this time, and we want to do what we can to help. If your organisation needs support with property or back office related we might be able to help.

What you can ask for help for:

Any charity working to support homeless people in the UK can apply for pro bono support. Some examples of what we may be able to help with are below, this list is not exhaustive. 

Please do be aware that submitting an application does not mean we will definately be able to find a match but we will do our best to fill requests.

1. Property: lease negotiations and property law in order to help charities negotiate a rent-free period due to the pandemic
2. Law: incl charity and finance law as well as employment law
3. Communications support
4. Logistics: how to get stuff to people
5. Project and change management
6. Temporary accommodation: accessing, negotiating, and turning it into short-term units during isolation
7. Technology: loan or donate laptops, computers, printers, cables, furniture, and smartphones; advice on how to use technology for example skills building or anything to improve mental health, and also access to internet and data
8. Cleaning: facilities management, H&S teams with knowledge of protocols
9. Finance: how to access reserves/restricted funds and how this will impact on long-term finance: financial modelling, loan/debt advisory, planning and cost-benefit analysis
10. HR: managing redundancies, illness, possible changes to contracts etc
11. Business management and leadership: building resilience, adapting to change and strategic advice

 

How the process works

Applying to LandAid’s pro bono programme does not guarantee that we will be able to match your problem - however we will do our best. 

  • To apply for advice please fill in this short form. It should only take around 10 minutes
  • The LandAid Team will assess your application and try to find a match amongst our supporters
  • A member of the LandAid Team will be in touch to discuss your application
  • We aim to let you know within a week whether this has been possible, however sometimes this may take a bit longer
  • If your problem has not been matched within 20 work days then we will be unable to do so
  • Once your problem is matched, we will put you in direct contact with the match, who will begin the work
  • When the project is finished we will ask you to complete an evaluation form

If you have any questions please do get in touch with our Grants Team here.