Welcome to ProHelp – the region’s Pro bono service

Share your expertise with local charities and community groups in the West of England

Our ProHelp service connects business and people with local voluntary and community groups to share their skills, professional advice and services, and help to strengthen the vital services that they deliver for our local communities.

ProHelp in action: Jubilee Pool, Bristol

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If you are a business or an individual with professional expertise to share, we’d like to hear from you.

This expertise could be anything from providing advice or helping a charity to review a key policy, to creating a new brand identity.

We will help you to make a real impact in the local area by identifying and introducing you to the organisations that most need your help. You can be sure that we’ll be directing your support to where it really counts.

You’ll join a network of local impact makers who have already provided professional services and training to over 100 local groups since 2020.

This service is free of charge to businesses, individuals and organisations who share a passion for making an impact locally.

Benefits to you and your business

  • Support your values, ESG, B Corp, Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrate Social Value in procurement
  • Reach employee volunteering goals, develop skills, future talent and boost employee engagement
  • Access new networks and business opportunities
  • Gain local insights and support with developing an effective community engagement strategy
  • Make strategic sense of the time and resources which you invest in the local community
  • Shared PR opportunities to highlight your collaboration with the incredible local voluntary organisations you are supporting.

How it works

  • A tailored & dedicated brokerage service provided by our Pro Bono Manager
  • You choose to get involved as little or often, where & whenever suits your business
  • Select from a range of time-limited opportunities to invest your time and expertise
  • You’ll receive a ProHelp West of England – Impact Maker Social Value Report for each activity you’re involved in.

The expertise needed often includes:

  • HR – health checks, policy & procedure reviews, employment advice
  • Legal – contract or lease reviews & negotiation, commercial, data protection & privacy, intellectual property, legal structures
  • Professional building services – design, surveys, property maintenance, project planning, building control, valuations
  • Communications & creative design – branding, copy, website design and content, promo films, social media
  • IT & CRM systems, measuring & demonstrating impact
  • Business planning, strategy, coaching and mentoring, facilitation, financial management, budgeting &accounting system, tax, VAT
  • Strengthening Governance, health & safety, cyber security, data protection & privacy policy reviews
  • And more….!

Lets talk

To find out more, please get in touch with our Pro Bono Manager, John Stienlet or call John on 07884 053 413 

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Bristol City Funds: BCH Health & Wellbeing Grant

Set up in 2020, ProHelp West of England is delivered through CityFunds – a collaboration between Quartet Community Foundation, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital and Bristol City Council which combines impact investments, grants and pro bono support to target the causes and effects of inequality and make a positive change.

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