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Support for small charities and voluntary organisations

We’re proud to be working in partnership with The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) to continue the legacy of the Small Charities Coalition. Our partnership is committed to providing small charities with a clear route for support and ensuring their voices are heard.

We know small charities make a big impact with limited resource. Across the UK communities are supported by over 166,000 voluntary organisations, the majority of them small. 92% of our members are charities with an income under £1 million - and most have an income of under £30,000. Supporting small charities and voluntary organisations to make a bigger difference is a vital part of our work.

Join us this June for Small Charity Week 2022. We're hosting a series of free webinars and playing a part in celebrating small charities and voluntary organisations.

Our four pillars of support

We engage with small charities every day through our four pillars of support.

Online help and guidance

NCVO Knowhow is tailored to meet the needs of small charities, focusing on the topics they need help with, from governance to finance. We aim to cut the jargon and make the complex, simple.

Practical support team

Our team answers up to 500 queries a month, mostly from small charities. We’re on hand to answer any query your charity or voluntary organisation might have about the set up and or running of your organisation. And if we can’t answer your query ourselves, we'll signpost you somewhere that can.

Email us anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on weekdays from 9:30am to 5:30pm on 020 7520 2552. We aim to respond within 3 to 5 working days. We’re here for everyone who works or volunteers at a charity or voluntary organisation.

Free webinars

Delivered in partnership with experts and small charities themselves, our monthly practical support webinars address issues we know small charities and voluntary organisations are struggling with and or would like to hear more about. We also upload recordings to our YouTube channel. Our partner FSI also offers free and discounted webinars on a range of topics including fundraising and income diversification.

Practical support bulletin

Sign up to our bi-monthly newsletter tailored just for small charities. It’s filled with practical tools and resources to help you serve your community.

Further support and information

  • If you’re a charity or voluntary organisation with an annual income of under £30,000, you can become an NCVO member for free. The cost of membership is dependent on your organisation’s annual income. With membership you get 30% off our online and face-to-face training, and much more.
  • The FSI supports the UK’s small charity sector through the delivery of free advice and heavily subsidised training in strategy, governance, fundraising and impact.
  • Small Charities Data is a digital research hub that brings together the latest and best available data on small charities in the UK.


The Small Charities Coalition legacy is being made possible by the generous support of:


Garfield Weston Foundation logo 

Lloyds Bank Foundation logo 

the tudor trust logo

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