What Small Charity Week delivered
Small Charity Week 2018 has officially come to an end – we would like to thank everyone for taking part and helping to create the following highlights:

  • 1,888 messages of support for small charities on social media in the #ILoveSmallCharities Day competition 
  • 2,104,337 total reach in our Thunderclap
  • #SmallCharityWeek trended on Twitter for over 10 hours!
  • Over 650 hours of expert pro bono advice was provided on Big Advice Day
  • A successful roundtable on ‘Collaboration within International Development’ was hosted by Baroness Pitkeathley in the House of Lords on Policy Day
  • Over 80 small charities, civil servants and influencers attended our Policy Day Reception, hosted by the Office for Civil Society and Innovation and held in the heart of Westminster.
  • 25 small charities collectively won £4000 through the Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge this Fundraising Day!
  • 4 small charities received all Give at Checkout slots from eBay for Charity and PayPal
  • 362 small charities entered this year’s Small Charity Big Impact Awards with 5 winners and 10 runners up/highly commended announced on the day.


Big Advice Day Video
In total over 456 hours of advice were provided at the FSI’s event in central London.
We livestreamed three of our workshops on the day:

  • Making Facebook work for your Non Profit
  • Is your strategy driving you in the right direction?
  • Using your impact to tell your story.

The workshops, along with links to their respective slideshows, are now saved to our Facebook video page if you’d like to check them out.  




Small Charity Week Moments
We’ve prepared a Twitter Moment that helps highlight some of the best moments of a fantastic week.




Winners of the Small Charity Big Impact Awards
Once again, another huge congratulations to all the winners of the second annual Small Charity Big Impact Awards. Each winner has received a short film about their organisation.

For the first time this year, we have also given out awards to one runner up and one highly commended charity per category. You can read about them in our Award Winners book.



The Small Charity Big Impact Awards are sponsored by:
and are supported by 
The Leathersellers Company 



whatCharity – Your chance to win £300
whatCharity are offering charities and their teams a chance to win a £300 reward to contribute towards their own deserved recreational activities.
All you have to do is claim your charity and complete the impact page on your WhatCharity profile which helps you to secure the resources you need. You have until 10th July to enter!




FSI Fundraising Qualifications Bursary
Inspired by our Fundraising Conference? The FSI are pleased to announce that we are re-opening applications for our bursaries towards our accredited Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification!
The bursary is open to small, local charities with a turnover of up to £100,000 and 80% of the cost is funded by the FSI and DCMS.




Lloyds Bank Foundation Research Launched: The Value of Small
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales kicked off Small Charity Week by launching their independent research report: The Value of Small; examining the distinctive social and economic value of small and local charities in local communities.




Small Charity Week’s Media Partner is




Winners of the I Love Small Charities Competition
It’s taken us over 3 days to count and verify the 1,888 messages of support for small charities, but we are excited to announce the winners of the I Love Small Charities Hashtag competition! 

Congratulations to the winner of the I Love Small Charities Twitter competition:
Porridge and Pens Ghana

Congratulations to the winner of the I Love Small Charities Facebook competition:
Eastleigh Youth Counselling Services

Congratulations to the winner of the I Love Small Charities Instagram competition:
Donnie’s Fund


I Love Small Charities Day is sponsored by:



eBay’s Give at Checkout  
We’d like to say another well done to the 4 lucky winners of the eBay Give at Checkout competition. For the first time, eBay for Charity and PayPal Giving Fund have reserved all Give at Checkout slots for small charities over two weeks to help each winning charity raise more.
The winners are:

  • SurvivorsUK
  • Advantage Africa
  • Mind Out
  • Musical Keys



Feedback on Small Charity Week 2018
As always, we want your input on Small Charity Week so we can continue to improve it each year. If you participated in any of the Small Charity Week initiatives, please feedback through the link below.




ICYMI: Collaboration between small and local charities and community groups
The FSI’s research has shown that collaborating more effectively can not only help to solve social problems but can also facilitate efficiency, growth and sustainability.

You can have a read of the research here.

We also have a vlog from our CEO, Pauline Broomhead CBE, discussing collaboration.

You can watch it here.



Coming up next from the FSI 
If you need more support, check out the Foundation for Social Improvement, the small charity behind Small Charity Week!

Upcoming workshops: 

  • Bournemouth – 4th July
  • High Wycombe – 11th July
  • Reading – 12th July
  • West London – 26th September

Upcoming webinars:

Thursday, 5th July

  • Strategy & Business Planning
  • Develop Your Fundraising Strategy 
  • Demonstrating Your Impact

Wednesday, 11th July

  • Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations
  • Developing Corporate Relationships
  • Developing Your Case for Support

Tuesday, 17th July

  • Supporting & Managing Volunteers 
  • Major Donor Fundraising 
  • Community & Events Fundraising


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