Norfolk ProHelp members

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The Norfolk ProHelp professional network comprises of a wide range of businesses that are based or operating in Norfolk, and are committed to making a difference in our local community.

Each year, through Norfolk ProHelp, these businesses contribute around £250,000 worth of support across the county.

Find out more about how your business can get involved, learn more about the membership and some of the great community projects they have helped to make happen.

We are a small practice and so we may not become aware of the right sort of projects that are of a suitable scale and require the sort of skills we can offer. When I looked into Norfolk ProHelp, it seemed like a sensible way for us to offer more meaningful help by pooling our skills with a wider community which can identify those projects where we can be of use. We believe this initiative will take the hassle out of volunteering, by matching applicants to appropriate professionals and managing the process.

John Allison BSc MRICS, Allison Surveying

Good reasons why Norfolk ProHelp is great for your business

  • Providing a source of quality pro bono opportunities (which can sometimes lead to paid work)
  • Enabling you to support the voluntary and community groups with the greatest need
  • Giving you the opportunity to network with other professionals who are committed to making a difference
  • Providing opportunities to work collaboratively with other members on projects
  • Providing PR opportunities through case studies on our website and promotion in local and digital media
  • Giving your staff the opportunity to develop and sharpen their skills in a different environment
  • Enhancing your company’s awareness of social issues that impact on your business and the local community
  • Embedding your company in your community and taking an active role to make a difference

Join our growing list of member firms

Businesses can get involved in ProHelp in whatever way works best for you – through one-to-one matches with charity projects where your expertise makes things happen, or group learning and information sessions that can reach 100s of groups across the county helping them to overcome common challenges.

What you need to get involved

ProHelp members are asked to confirm that all work carried out on a ProHelp project assigned to your company will be carried out within the normal course of business and by staff with the appropriate level of supervision and expertise.  You’ll need to tell us what sorts of projects you’re able to help with so we can identify the right charity projects for you.

Your company must hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance cover, which allows for pro bono work to be undertaken.

How it works

Once you sign up, you’ll hear from NCF when there is a charity project that could benefit from your professional skills. If you can help, we’ll put you in touch to discuss in more detail and agree plans direct with the charity.  Once underway, we’ll ask you to keep us updated, and upon completion let us know what support you offered and its estimated value, to help us shout about the value of pro bono help.

If a group training session or webinar works better for you, just let us know and we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Ready to sign up?

You can fill in a registration form here www.norfolkprohelp.com/join/

Or get in touch on 01603 623958 or email prohelp@norfolkfoundation.com