ProHelp Wirral, a project which provides free advice from Wirral professionals to local charities and community actions groups, is urging more Wirral based charities to take advantage of the scheme.
ProHelp Wirral has developed a network of professional firms who are prepared to offer their services for free to community organisations. Advice is available from solicitors, accountants, architects, PR and marketing consultants and management consultants. Wirral firms participating in the project include McEwan Wallace chartered accountants & business advisers, architects Ainsley Gommon, Percy Hughes and Roberts solicitors and (who are RMT).
ProHelp Wirral was created to help smaller, local, not for profit organisations gain valuable advice that they would otherwise be unable to afford. This advice enables charities to grow and become more established organisation, enabling them to support the wider community.
Zel Rodgers, project administrator said: “Since its inception, Wirral ProHelp has given Wirral charities and community action groups a real boost. Organisations such as Charlotte’s Brightside Trust, Wallasey YMCA, New Brighton community Association and NYAS have all benefited from our service. We would urge other Wirral charities to come and talk to us about the support which is available.”
Angela Churchill from Charlotte’s Brightside CLC said, “Our organisation received free legal advice from a local solicitor which enabled Charlotte’s Brightside to purchase a new building. The support we have received has been immeasurable, we would not be here today running so successfully, without it”
Members have provided a range of services including advice on leases and employment contracts, architectural advice on properties, help with accountancy and governance and marketing support.
Zel Rodgers said: “Our members are helping our charities and community action groups in many innovative ways and we would like to expand the portfolio of advice we provide. Even a small amount of time will benefit our community groups. If you are a Wirral based business – we would be delighted to talk to you about how you could join our programme and support the Wirral community.”
For further information on the programme, please email Zel Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org