Media release: PILCH welcomes new funding for its PilchConnect service
24 November, 2011
The Public Interest Law Clearing House VIC (PILCH) welcomes a commitment to three year funding from The Trust Company, as Trustee for the Fred P. Archer Charitable Trust. The funding will help build the PilchConnect service, including the national roll out its free telephone advice service.
PilchConnect is one of 17 Strategic Partners who will receive funding over the next three years.
“Each Strategic Partner was chosen for demonstrating alignment between their program and our Engaged Philanthropy strategy. They also demonstrated their ability to work with The Trust Company and collaboratively with the other chosen partners to deliver their programs in the best interests of the greater community,” said Simon Lewis, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Communications and Community at The Trust Company.
The funding announcement comes on the back of a report by Deloitte Access Economics which valued the PilchConnect’s contribution to the Victorian economy at $4.3 million in the 2010/11 financial year.
“We are privileged to be one of the inaugural recipients of funds as a partner under The Trust Company’s new engaged philanthropy model,” said Sue Woodward, Director of the PilchConnect service.
“Our service allows not-for-profit organisations to spend less time worrying about legal issues and more time on their core work. This new engaged philanthropy model is bold and innovative and, with its multi-year commitment, provides us with a welcome boost to help us expand our service to organisations outside Victoria for the first time. ”