MLRC continues to work towards becoming self-financing. We aim to do this by developing a training programme, continuing to apply for appropriate grants, and expanding our fundraising programme, including our donor programme and internal fundraising events.
To find out how you can support MLRC along this journey, you can check out our support MLRC section.
Our main costs include:
- Core salaries and employer costs of administration staff and solicitors
- Explanatory booklets
Project costs, i.e.:
- Outreach clinics
- Befriender programme
- Volunteer expenses
- Case-work research
- Policy research
- Reduced rent and utilities
- Free conference and reception facilities
- Pro bono legal services by barristers
- Pro bono expert reports from doctors/engineers etc.
- Volunteer befrienders
- Volunteer administrators
- Volunteer part-time solicitors
Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) is open about whether those seeking donations on their behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or are third party agents. Anyone fundraising on behalf of MLRC must ensure that prospective donors are aware of their status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third party agents.
Previously MLRC was on the ‘Adoption Journey’ of the Governance Code, the voluntary code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations. With the change to the new Charities Governance Code, MLRC is implementing and improving policies, systems and processes to ensure compliance with the new code by 2020. MLRC strives to achieve its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.