Bank Prov supports expanded access to justice for New Hampshire residents 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 23, 2024 

Contact:   Sarah Palermo 

Director, NH Campaign for Legal Services  

BEDFORD, NH – BankProv recently donated $10,000.00 to the NH Campaign for Legal Services, supporting the civil legal aid work of NH Legal Assistance and 603 Legal Aid.   

NH Legal Assistance (NHLA) and 603 Legal Aid, the two statewide providers of free legal help to New Hampshire residents, collectively deliver advice, systemic advocacy, appropriate referrals to private attorneys, and full representation in court and in administrative hearings for people living with low income. 

Civil legal aid serves the most vulnerable populations in New Hampshire: seniors, domestic violence survivors, low-income parents, people living with disabilities, and people who speak languages other than English.  

“Defending your home, your livelihood or your personal safety from an abusive partner in court on your own would be hard for anyone. It is even harder if you don’t read well, have limited English proficiency, or don’t have transportation. This gift from BankProv will allow our programs to respond to the needs in our community,” said Campaign Director Sarah Palermo.  

“The Campaign’s programs are crucial strands in our community fabric protecting individuals and families at risk of homelessness” said Leanne M. Corning, Senior Vice President of Client Experience for BankProv. “We are proud to support the NH Campaign for Legal Services and their work as advocates for our neighbors in their most difficult moments.” 

Pictured:  Leanne M. Corning, Senior Vice President at BankProv, and Paige Witham, Relationship Office at BankProv, celebrate this support with Megan Hilson, In-House Counsel for Brady Sullivan Properties and Chair of the Campaign for Legal Services and Sarah Palermo, Director of the Campaign for Legal Services.  


About the NH Campaign for Legal Services:  

The Campaign was founded in 2000 to provide a steady and reliable source of unrestricted funding for civil legal aid in New Hampshire. Gifts to the Campaign support NH Legal Assistance and 603 Legal Aid. More than 248,000 New Hampshire residents are eligible for legal aid each year. The businesses and individuals who support the Campaign help level the playing field for seniors, low-income parents, people living with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence when they face barriers to access to justice.  


About BankProv: 

BankProv is a subsidiary of Provident Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVBC). BankProv is a future-ready commercial bank that offers a comprehensive suite of banking products for corporate clients. As a premier Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider specializing in technology-driven banking solutions to niche markets, the Bank seeks to build financially strong and vibrant communities by investing in the success of their clients through understanding and solving their unique business needs. BankProv is a trusted advisor and partner to a wide range of niche, technology-driven industries including renewable energy, fintech and enterprise value lending. Headquartered in Amesbury, Massachusetts, BankProv is the 10th oldest bank in the nation. The Bank insures 100% of deposits through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). To learn more about the organization, visit