ProHelp (Free)

What is the business support?

Free professional services to voluntary and community enterprises including - Advice and guidance on; the production and development of business plans and a marketing strategy / PR, setting up of appropriate legal structures, Tax/VAT and setting up financial systems, employment law issues. Property; valuation, lease agreements, purchase and structural surveys.  Business Champion support is also offered in a variety of ways where a commercial perspective is needed, such as providing assistance with strategic planning, project management, marketing and fundraising through mentoring and coaching.


You must be a community enterprise organisation working for the social regeneration of your local area and should be able to demonstrate that you; have realistic and viable plans for working successfully with the local community, no funding available for the specific project and no paid advisors retained to do the work, are/or working towards generating an income to aid your organisations sustainability. If you are part of a national organisation, your branch must be locally constituted, and can prove that neither the expertise nor the funding for the work is available centrally.

What could it do for your business?

You could benefit from professional firm support, undertaking a one-off project on your behalf, which could include feasibility studies, architectural plans, structural surveys, developing PR & marketing strategies and business plans, graphic design and re-branding, legal and accountancy advice and property valuations.

Who runs it?

ProHelp is a resource of professionals firms, formed to provide free professional services to voluntary and community enterprises in their local area.

How to find out more

Please telephone or email for more information.

Contact Information:

Ann Hilton

c/o Business in the Community
30-34 Hounds Gate

Telephone numbers:
01159 247408