About PilchConnect

PilchConnect is a specialist legal service set up by PILCH (a Victorian community legal centre) to provide free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations.

PilchConnect ‘helps the helpers' by providing legal information, advice and training to not-for-profit community organisations. In doing this, we help organisations focus their time and energy on achieving their mission - whether that's supporting vulnerable people, delivering community services, enhancing diversity or bringing people together to pursue a common interest or cause.

Why was PilchConnect started?

The legal issues that affect the not-for-profit sector are unique and often complex - and many community organisations rely heavily on volunteers, have limited resources, and cannot afford to pay for legal advice.

In 2008, we set up PilchConnect because we recognised the need for these not-for-profit community organisations to have access to free and low-cost legal help that specifically addresses their needs.

The economic value of PilchConnect's contribution has been confirmed by an independent evaluation by Deloitte Access Economics (2011).

Who supports PilchConnect?

PilchConnect receives funding from philanthropic institutions and government grants. We would not be able to assist not-for-profit community organisations without the pro bono assistance we receive from PILCH members. We also work in collaboration with academic institutions and not-for-profit sector peak bodies.

Find out more about our partners and supporters.

Who are the staff at PilchConnect?

Find out more about PilchConnect staff members.

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Content last updated: 13/01/12