Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising. This year the day will be supported by a number of partners and organisations.

Fundraising Day 2021 will take place on Thursday 17th June with plenty of events, competitions, initiatives and resources for your charity to engage with.


What's happening

Small and Local Charities delivering in the UK

Localgiving is hosting the Small Charity Week Challenge which will start on Fundraising Day Thursday 17th June and run until Wednesday 23rd June. This challenge is a competition where all organisations on the Localgiving platform can participate (providing your annual income is under £1m) and all one-time donations to charities during this time will be counted towards the leaderboard. The leaderboard will count every donation received from a unique donor through any of your pages, with each scoring one point. The winners will be announced on Thursday 24th June with prizes from £500 - £25. You can share your challenges on social media by tagging @Localgiving and using the hashtag #SCWChallenge If you’re not an existing Localgiving member, you will be able to access a 3 month free trial in order to participate in this challenge by using the promocode SCW2021. If your charitable organisation wants to participate in this challenge, sign up now.

UK Small International Development Charities

GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donors and companies.

If you're a small international development organisation then the GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success.

The Accelerator programme and crowdfunding campaign will help you take your fundraising to the next level. Following an optional one-week training curriculum, you’ll be entered into the Accelerator campaign where you’ll raise at least $5,000 total from a minimum of 40 different donors in order to graduate and secure a permanent fundraising spot on the GlobalGiving platform. Full details avialable online.

To celebrate Small Charity Week The FSI is providing an extra £2,000 prize pot which will be split equally between charities that complete this form & raise over $100 over the course of the September 2021 Accelerator campaign.

The deadline to apply is July 16th so don't miss out - APPLY NOW

Small Charity Legends Conference - FREE Bursaries

Inspired by that virtual event, Fundraising Everywhere ( In partnership with #SmallCharityWeek) is hosting a virtual conference on Wednesday 7th of July @ 12:00 dedicated to the real legends of fundraising. Every day, small charities across the world uplift, repair, and add value to their community. They do this without big teams, reach, and sometimes without budget. July’s conference is dedicated to giving a platform to the brilliant small charity fundraisers doing big things, and the people who help them. Join us for an action-packed two-hour summit that will give small charity fundraisers the tools they need to change the world, and remind larger charity fundraisers of the key skills we need for ongoing success. To celebrate Small Charity Week, The FSI are providing 20 bursaries for access to the conference for charities with a turnover under £350,000. Enter today (Thursday 17th June) and winners will be picked at random next week.

UK Small International Development Charities, Meet the Funder Event

On Thursday 17th June we are hosting the first Fundraising Day, Meet The Funder Networking Event for small charities working internationally. We have a panel of trust and foundation funders including The Fore, The Paul Hodges Trust and the British Foreign School Society (BFSS) ready to answer all of your questions. Hear from these funders on the positive steps they have taken to provide support over the past 12 months, pose your specific questions and have a chance to network with other small charities. Date: Thursday 17th June Time: 10:00 - 11:30am Eligibility: Any UK Small International Development Charity with a turnover under £1 million Event now operating a waiting list only

Free Webinars for all Small Charities - Now Closed

We have two fantastic free webinars for you to choose from: Ensuring your fundraising is legal and ethical: a regulatory update and Q&A with the Fundraising Regulator Charities of all sizes that carry out fundraising activity should fully comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice. The code outlines the standards expected of all charitable institutions and third-party fundraisers in the UK. In this interactive webinar, with Q&A, the Fundraising Regulator will help small charities navigate the system of voluntary regulation of fundraising in the UK, explain how charities can ensure they are complying with the relevant legal and ethical fundraising standards and provide an overview of recent updates to fundraising guidance. The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Date: Thursday 17th June Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am Cost: Free BOOK NOW Where do we go from here? Re-stabilising and diversifying your income in 2021 and beyond The past 18 months has wreaked havoc on most charities’ fundraising plans and stability, and many charities were struggling to maintain stability even before this. So where do you go from here? This webinar from the FSI’s consultancy team featuring experts from Nova Fundraising will walk you through some of the questions to ask yourself when planning your future fundraising strategy, as well as reflecting on the future prospects and trends in different income streams. There will also be plenty of time for questions – you can submit yours in advance here. Date: 17th June Time: 11:15 am -12:00 pm Cost: Free BOOK NOW

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