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Regional service planning EOIs

Community Legal Centres Queensland calls for Expressions of Interest for two Regional Legal Assistance Forums (RLAFs) to undertake regional service planning in collaboration with us between July and November 2018.

Funding of $10,000 will be provided to the lead agency of the successful RLAF to work with us.  We anticipate this would involve the equivalent of 15 days over a 5 month period. 

Expressions of interests should be submitted in writing by 15 July 2018.  Applications should be no longer than 2 pages and should briefly address the criteria above.  Letters of support are not necessary, but 2 other RLAF referees should be included. Applications will be considered by a panel of representatives from Community Legal Centres Queensland, an interstate community legal centre peak, and Department of Justice and Attorney-General. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the EOI process by 31 July 2018.

More information is included in the Call for Expressions of Interest (below).

What is involved for an applicant RLAF?

  • Prioritising a minimum two hours planning session as part of an RLAF agenda.  The planning session includes discussing legal needs data and how regional service can enhance, change or increase services to meet legal needs;
  • Identifying a lead agency in the RLAF to work collaboratively with us to support, prepare for and co-facilitate the planning process;
  • The lead agency (one member of the RLAF) would work with us to:
    • Gather and collate data about regional legal need, based upon tested pilot processes;
    • Consult with local community agencies about their observations about the needs in the community;
    • Co-facilitate (with us) a RLAF planning discussions that involve analysis of the data and identifying priority groups and activities as a basis for a regional plan; and
    • Finalising and presenting the regional plan to QLAF.

Criteria for nominating your RLAF

  • All members of the RLAF agree to be part of the regional service planning process by prioritising this work as part of the RLAF agenda within the project timeframes, including all the names and contact details of RLAF members;
  • The RLAF nominates a lead agency that will be funded by us and will work with us to undertake the planning processes;
  • That the lead agency has an understanding of how regional planning can improve legal services and overall client outcomes;
  • The lead agency has some demonstrated facilitation capacity and can co-facilitate the RLAF in planning discussions that leads to a final regional plan.