Suffolk ProHelp is a countywide network of businesses providing professional and strategic support free of charge to voluntary and community groups. This shared time, passion and commitment helps create thriving, resilient and sustainable communities. We are part of Community Action Suffolk and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Celebrating 20 years
Connecting Business and Communities
Suffolk ProHelp podcast
Subscribe and listen to our NEW regular podcast bringing to life some of the case studies and projects we have supported. Find our professionals in conversations with organisations they have helped as well as some question and answer sessions where we ask our network of professionals to share their expertise on a range of subjects.
Suffolk ProHelp has been providing professional support and expertise to the voluntary sector since 2001. We have almost 40 member firms.
Become a member
We welcome new members. If you have a professional expertise or skill you would like to share with charities and community groups, do get in touch.
How we help
From legal advice to accountancy, architectural guidance to surveys, marketing to businesses advice and more we have a range of professionals able to help you.
New! HR advice and Strategic Support Sessions
Professional expertise for your organisation
From November 2021 we are beginning to roll out free online advice surgeries providing free HR advice to VCSE CEOs and Senior Managers. These sessions are for employers not employees. HR is delivered by Ashtons Hr
Consulting and MAD-HR.
And from February 2022 we introduce new bi-monthly online workshop for CEOs and Senior
Managers of Suffolk’s charities, community groups and social enterprises to explore business, operational and strategic issues.These two hour interactive sessions are facilitated by three business professionals in a supportive peer environment.Through reflection, we gain a deeper understanding of the issues we face. This enables
us to manage change more effectively and meet the challenges we face. Watch this space for more information
Suffolk Refugee Support
Suffolk Refugee Support were taking on additional space due to their expanding services. Suffolk ProHelp put together a team of professionals – architect, structural engineer, quantity surveyor – to provide the expertise to refurbish the space.
Emmaus needed to strengthen the social enterprise model by stimulating expansion securing additional premises to enable more vulnerable individuals to participate in work. With the legal support of Birketts the charity was able to secure two additional tenancies.
Jetty Lane is to be a new youth, community and arts centre for Woodbridge. Suffolk ProHelp have helped them benefit from the expertise of MHA Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants and Prettys Solicitors who have helped producing our first year accounts and negotiating a contract with funders.
“The fact that we now have considered and professional plans in place will help us immeasurably with applying for funding for various improvements; something we would have struggled to afford without this fantastic service. We are therefore indebted to Suffolk ProHelp and the people who offer their skills free of charge and will certainly be advising other organisations to use this portal to the benefit of all.”
“The Coddenham Centre is a new charity set up to run the community and sports hall for the village. Suffolk ProHelp has been invaluable in providing guidance and support. With timely accountancy advice from MHA Larking Gowen and expert guidance from architect Paul Weston and quantity surveyors Castons to help us optimise our facilties for the future. “
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Celebrating 20 years of Suffolk ProHelp