How to Become an LCCT Member Project
Before deciding if you want to become a member project of LCCT there are a number of things it is worth considering...
- While there are numerous benefits to being part of LCCT there are also responsibilities as well (see the Benefits and Implications of becoming an LCCT member Project). Becoming a member project of LCCT you will be part of a web of relationships in which we all play our part.
- Have a read of the LCCT vision and values to see if you align with the ethos of LCCT. Working from a common ground of the well-being of the city is important for us.
- If you don't need the legal structure, back office and development support, you might want to consider being an Associate Project/ Congregation/ Congregation or Individual member instead.
What we'll want to know
Becoming a member project of LCCT is entering into a relationship with other people and projects, and as such you will want to know that LCCT is the right fit for you. Equally, while LCCT is very much up for taking risks on people and projects with a vision for the good of the city, we also need to know that there has been careful thought behind your initiative. Here's some questions we'll want to ask you more about...
- What is it that you are doing/ want to do?
- Why are you passionate about this?
- How do you plan go about this?
- Who else is involved?
- Who else is doing similar things in the city? (we don't want to be the cause of unnecessary duplication).
- How do you propose to finance your plans and what is your budget?
- What sort of support are you looking for?
We will want to get a good idea of your project plans, ideally in written form. If you are not at the stage of having fully worked out the answers to the questions above, we can hopefully help you think these things through and develop a project plan.
What to do next...
If you have decided that you would like to bring your project or fledgling idea into LCCT the first step in the process is to contact the LCCT office and speak to our administrator. They will chat things through with you before bringing your request to the LCCT Assembly. The process from initial enquiry to becoming an LCCT member project could take a few months as members of the Assembly will want to meet with you to find out more about your plans and for you to find out more about LCCT. (all this information is also available to download as an information sheet here).