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Amy Walton, small charity support manager, 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).
Our partner, the FSI, sadly closed their doors for the final time on 3 May.
We’ve been working closely with them to honour their significant contribution to the small charity sector. We've agreed to temporarily host the FSI's key charity assets until we can establish partnerships for longer term management. This includes running this year's Small Charity Week.
We're also offering free NCVO membership to FSI members whose annual turnover is under £50,000.
We recently announced the launch of the small charities advisory panel. The panel champions the voices and experiences of small charities.
Comprised of 14 diverse members, the panel works with organisations across the sector to ensure the wider support offer for small charities is comprehensive, responsive, and coherent.
On 20 April we hosted a consultation on small charity support with the FSI. It was an opportunity to hear how small charities and their supporters felt they could be best supported following the FSI closure.
The small charities advisory panel co-chairs picked up on five key points in the discussion.
You can also watch a recording of the event.
We know many small charities are being affected by the cost of living crisis.
For more support and guidance, visit our cost of living page.
The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on both individuals and organisations. We now need data on how inflation and energy costs are impacting charities, community groups and voluntary organisations.
Make sure that your voice is heard by completing a 20-minute State of the Social Sector Survey, in partnership with Pro Bono Economics and Lloyds Bank Foundation.
See all our free support for small charities
It's estimated that over six million people volunteered for the Big Help Out on 8 May. And that’s just the start!
Voluntary organisations can still register to signpost to their volunteer vacancies, and volunteers can search for roles that interest them. Over seven million people said they were more likely to volunteer after seeing the Big Help Out in action, so now is the perfect time to get involved.
It’s just three weeks until Volunteers’ Week 2023! Inspiration, guidance and resources are available on the site to help you celebrate the amazing contributions made by volunteers.
Sign up for Volunteers' Week updates and goodies as we get closer to the week.
Our groundbreaking research programme Time Well Spent focuses on volunteers and their experience.
The next Time Well Spent report will be published in June. Ahead of this, we've shared a preview which reveals how much volunteering has transformed over recent years.
Read the key findings from Time Well Spent 2023.
Our practical step-by-step guidance can help you manage volunteers and the process of volunteering well. Take a look at our newly refreshed pages.
We know small charities make a big impact with limited resource - that's why we're here to help
Ask our practical support team any question about the setting up or running of your charity or voluntary organisation.
Our help and guidance content includes step-by-step guides, downloadable templates and interactive tools to help you run your voluntary organisation