ProBonoWeek is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, while Norfolk ProHelp is celebrating its 28th.
Starting up in 1993 as the Norfolk Professionals Group, it changed its name first to Businesses in the Community, before finally settling on Norfolk ProHelp. In 2017 the organisation became a Community Interest Company (CIC). Many of the founding members of the Professionals Group remain on the panel today. Pro Bono Week focuses on legal services, such as conveyancing and lease negotiations, which ProHelp has always been actively involved in. ProHelp, however, matches up charities, non-profits and community interest companies not only with a raft of legal services but to a whole host of other free-of-charge services ranging from to website design and printing services to architectural designs and mental health training.
This year, Pro Bono Week runs from 1-5 November and offers the chance for many organisations to shout about the work they do, and for groups to express their gratitude for help received. Read the case study below to find out how one company helped a small charity expand their operations.