New research exploring the volunteering experiences and perspectives of people from the global majorityy. Find out more
Small charity support manager Amy Walton shares resources, free events, support and information on the big issues affecting small charities.
We talk to small charities every day through our four pillars of support as we continue the legacy of the Small Charities Coalition (SCC) and the Foundation for Social Improvement (the FSI).
We ran two free advice webinars during Small Charity Week. As one small charity attendee said, ‘[it] helped me to re-find my passion for my charity.’
You can watch recordings of both webinars on our YouTube channel.
The cost of living crisis has already threatened the future of hundreds of smaller organisations. Sadly, we expect to see more closures over the months and years ahead.
We tackled the legal and practical elements to consider as you approach the end of an organisation. We also explored how to approach conversations about closure with care and compassion.
Our newly refreshed help and guidance can help you to navigate the complexities of closure. Take a look at our pages on:
You can also find cost of living support and guidance.
Last week we launched Fuelling Positive Change. Fuelling Positive Change is a new campaign to help charities tackle the climate crisis through their finances.
As the heart of their communities, small charities will play a crucial role in the campaign. By committing not to invest in fossil fuels, small charities add a vital voice to help apply pressure on the fossil fuel industry.
Our website has helpful information and practical step-by-step guidance on how your organisation can get involved.
Our new Time Well Spent report gives the full rundown of our latest research findings on the experiences of volunteers. The research is based on a national survey of over 7,000 adults across Great Britain.
Our practical step by step guidance can help you manage volunteers and the process of volunteering.
Take a look at our newly refreshed pages on:
Struggling to navigate government grant opportunities? The government’s new Find a Grant digital service aims to make it simpler, faster, fairer and free to apply for government grants.
Over 200 schemes worth over £5.3bn have already been advertised. Soon all eligible government grants will be advertised here.
GrantAdvisor UK allows grant applicants to share their first-hand experiences of funders by responding anonymously to a set of questions.
Incubated by CAST, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, it’s now open to reviews of any UK funder. Funders are also encouraged to register to help refine their systems and processes in line with applicants’ needs.
LimeGreen works with organisations trying to achieve a step-change in their strategic development, fundraising or broader income generation. They offer free drop-in sessions to discuss any funding questions you may have.
Enthuse’s Donor Pulse Summer Report shares new funding trends in the sector. These include ‘inverse giving,’ as well as tracking patterns in donor sentiment, online giving and regular giving behaviour.
The report can help you prepare your fundraising strategy.
13 September, 14:00–15:00
All charities face risk. It could be the risk of losing money, injuring clients, bad publicity, or losing key staff or volunteers.
Join this free webinar with experts from Zurich Insurance to gain insight into effective risk management.
21 September, 11:00 – 12:00
Delivered in partnership with Timewise, this free webinar will explore ways to implement flexible working for staff who deliver frontline services.
We’ll dispel the myths about flexible working and share examples of how you can provide a range of flexible working options for everyone.
Smaller organisations pay less for training and NCVO members receive a 30% discount.
The latest resources, events and training to help your organisation with its impact and evaluation
Latest updates on our influencing work, government policy and funding announcements
Policy and insight manager Sam Mercadante considers the implications of the Autumn Statement for charities
The latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary
Lessons from Trustees’ Week 2023 and upcoming dates for your diary
An update on what's happening in Westminster. Find out what the King’s Speech and government reshuffle means for charities
Why the government must act to cover the true cost of charities delivering public services
Read our open letter calling on the chancellor to ensure charities can continue providing essential services for communities
We launched a new campaign in the summer of 2023 to help trustees and charity leaders consider the environmental impact of their charities’ investments