The Colin Biggers & Paisley community has continued its strong commitment to pro bono, volunteering and fundraising work throughout a somewhat uncertain FY21. Our people have again stepped up at a time of significant need to assist many individuals, Not for Profits and charities.
The Foundation has been encouraged by the extraordinary breadth of work undertaken by our people to assist communities across Australia. Whilst COVID-19 presented many challenges, it has also given rise to some exciting opportunities. We have seen our people face the challenges with professionalism and compassion, and opportunities have been leveraged to ensure that our community partners and our people can meet the needs of vulnerable people and organisations representing these communities.
At the same time, we have worked very hard with our community partners to ensure that the most vulnerable continue to be able to access much needed legal services and can also continue to be assisted by organisations in their communities. The Foundation has seen a rise in people experiencing financial distress, housing and tenancy issues, domestic and family violence, employment related issues and problems accessing social security. We continue to work closely with our community partners to ensure these clients receive the assistance they need.
This year has taught us a lot about the resilience and commitment of our people to keep pro bono and volunteering service delivery going, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
Here is a snapshot of our contribution to those in need for the FY2021 period: