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  • Writer's pictureThe Small Charity Week team

Celebrating Small Charity Week 2024

As Small Charity Week 2024 draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect on and celebrate the incredible achievements and the overwhelming support we received.

Four people fist bump in celebration

This year’s Small Charity Week campaign demonstrated the power of small charities and the incredible impact they have on our communities. We want to say a huge thank you to our wonderful community who showed up and showed their love for small charities.

Throughout Small Charity Week, events were held across the country, bringing together small charities, supporters, and communities. From local workshops to national conferences, the participation was phenomenal. We saw thousands of individuals and organisations come together to champion the cause of small charities.

Highlights of the week

Nationwide media coverage

We achieved 58 pieces of news coverage and were featured on hundreds of radio stations across the country. We reached over 15.7 million readers with coverage in regions across the country.

Social media buzz

Our social media campaign created a big splash, with the hashtag #LoveYourSmallCharity reaching 1.1 million users on X, and #SmallCharityWeek being used over 900 times, reaching over 6 million users.

Inspiring events

Over 370 people attended Small Charity Week events, which covered a wide range of topics, from income diversification and fundraising fundamentals to cyber security and effective PR strategies. Over 150 people signed up to our 30-Minute Mentors events – one-to-one sessions taking place between small and large charities to discuss a current problem.

Small charity spotlights

Throughout the week, we highlighted the incredible work of small charities on the Small Charity Week website and across our social channels (including Instagram and X). These stories showcased the impactful efforts of these organisations and provided valuable insights into their different areas of expertise.

Looking to the future of AI with Microsoft

Our in-person collaboration with Microsoft welcomed over 100 people to NCVO’s Society Building to explore the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for small charities.

LOVE your small charity pledge

Thousands of people got behind our Small Charity Week pledge and made it their own, with #LoveYourSmallCharity trending within 30 minutes. 


How you can continue to support small charities

Continue to show your LOVE

Developed in partnership with small charities, for small charities, the work to inspire people to celebrate their small charities doesn’t stop here. We can still:

  • Listen and learn: Discover what small charities do in our neighbourhood.

  • Organise: Get our communities involved with small charities.

  • Volunteer: Support small charities with our time, voice, and money.

  • Engage: Do a bit more to make our communities better.

Have your say

Are you working or volunteering at a small charity or other small voluntary organisation? If so, we want to hear from you for our upcoming Power of Small project. Complete our Power of Small survey by 17 July to share your insights.

Watch this space

We’re developing a sector-wide e-learning platform which aims to empower small charities with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive. Set to launch in autumn 2024, the platform will provide ongoing learning and development opportunities, with new topics being added throughout 2025.

Join our network

Did you know that if your charity or voluntary organisation has an annual turnover of less than £30,000, you can become an NCVO member for free? Members get 30% off our online and face-to-face training and much more. Find out more or become a member today

Ongoing support

NCVO engages with small charities daily through our four pillars of support. Find out how NCVO can help you thrive all year round by visiting our support page.

A final thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to the success of Small Charity Week 2024. Your dedication and support are what make these achievements possible. Let’s continue to work together to champion small charities and make a lasting difference in our communities.

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