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About Small Charity Week

Small Charity Week is a campaign which was first established by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) in 2010 to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector.

The week is organised as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.

The objectives of Small Charity Week are to:

  • Celebrate the contribution that small charities make to communities throughout the UK and across the world
  • Improve the knowledge, representation and sustainability of small charities
  • Highlight the work of the small charity sector to the broadest possible audience
  • Encourage public giving
  • Work with the small charity sector to develop political engagement at a national and local level

Click here to see details about the theme for each day of Small Charity Week

In the meantime, there are already a few ways to get involved:

  1. Win an award to showcase the fantastic impact your charity has – applications are now open for the Small Charity Big Impact AwardsEnter now and be in with the chance of winning a 5 minute video all about your charity, as well as an invitation to the exclusive prize ceremony! Check out some examples of 2018 winner videos to see what you could win.
  2. Share your fundraising expertise with small charities – applications are open to speak at our Fundraising Conference until 6th February. 
  3. Got a specialism or expertise in a charity subject? Submit an expression of interest to become an advisor for Big Advice Day. Small charities looking to receive advice? Sign-ups will be released soon!
  4. Ask your local CVS or local authority to get involved and bring the Week around the country – send them a link to and ask them to get in touch about becoming a partner.
  5. Grab your Press Pack and Social Media Support Pack for ideas on how to spread the word about the week.
  6. Register your Small Charity Week events on our website so we can help promote them.
  7. Get other charities involved by following and sharing on Facebook and Twitter!