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Frequently asked questions

Get the answers to your questions about Small Charity Week.

What are the objectives of Small Charity Week? 

Small Charity Week aims 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. 

Who runs Small Charity Week? 

The Foundation for Social Improvement (the FSI) established Small Charity Week in 2010. Since the FSI’s closure in 2023, NCVO has coordinated the campaign with support from partners.

This year, NCVO is delivering the campaign with support from the small charities advisory panel, and other charity sector infrastructure organisations.

What counts as a small charity?

A small charity is a voluntary organisation with a social or charitable purpose with an annual income of less than £1 million. This includes registered charities, community groups, community interest companies (CICs) and other structures.

 

Who’s supporting Small Charity Week this year? 

This year’s campaign is supported by Microsoft and Utility Aid.

 

Please contact us if you want to support the invaluable work of small charities by funding or sponsoring elements of the week. 

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