I ♥ Small Charities Day

Monday 18th June

Small Charity Week 2018 will kick off with I ♥ Small Charities Day on 18th June. This is a day to raise awareness of the work of all small charities across the UK. Getting involved is easy and your small charity has the chance to win up to £450!

  1. I ♥ Small Charities Day Social Media Competitions
  2. Small Charity Week Thunderclap
  3. Lloyd Bank Research Launch: The Value of Small

I ♥ Small Charities Day Social Media Competitions

We are running three competitions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to help raise the profile of small charities with cash prizes for the winners.


  • #ILoveSmallCharities Twitter competition – winning small charity gets a £150 donation
  • #ILoveSmallCharities Facebook competition – winning small charity gets a £150 donation
  • #ILoveSmallCharities Instagram competition – winning small charity gets a £150 donation

How to enter:

Take a photo of yourself holding up a poster that reads:

“I love (your charity’s name) because (why you love them)”.

Then simply post it to either Twitter, Instagram or the Small Charity Week Facebook page, depending which competition you wish to participate in. Make sure you include the #ILoveSmallCharities hashtag when you post your photograph so we can track your entry.

Who can post photos?

The competition is designed to help new and current supporters engage with your charity. However, if your supporter group don’t have their own social media accounts, images posted by the small charity are also accepted.

How are entries counted?

  • Entries are counted as one vote per post with a unique image/message
  • Double entries are not valid e.g. an individual posting a photo and then the charity reposting the same one
  • A group picture, e.g. with five people and five posters, is counted as one entry

We’ve provided a printable poster template in PDF and Word format for you to download, but you are welcome to make your own. You can have a read of the full competition rules.

I ♥ Small Charities Day is a great opportunity to engage current and new supporters and to raise your profile to the broadest audience possible. Start preparing your activity now and let your supporters know what you are planning through your communications. We have provided supporting materials for you to promote the competition to potential supporters which you can download.

Join our Thunderclap to help get small charities noticed 

We have launched the Small Charity Week Thunderclap which will be released on I Love Small Charities Day. The aim is to raise awareness of the UK Small Charity Sector making a difference across the world.

Help us make sure the Thunderclap takes place so small charities are trending on social media by signing up to release our Thunderclap message on Twitter, Facebook or both!

Our message for 2018 is: “Small Charity Week begins today! Share to show support for the UK’s vital small charities: I Love Small Charities!”

Visit the Small Charity Week Thunderclap page to show your support.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Research Launch: The Value of Small

On the 18 June Lloyds Bank Foundation will be launching The Value of Small; ground-breaking new independent research to explore the distinctive social and economic value of small and local charities. The research has been produced by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University, the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) and the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership at the Open University.

The launch, at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster will reveal the research findings, the Foundation’s response, including a new five year strategy to ensure that small and local charities thrive, and welcome the Minister for Civil Society ,Tracey Crouch MP, to share her perspective on the Government’s forthcoming Civil Society strategy.

For more information about The Value of Small please email: events@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

To be kept up to date with all Small Charity Week news make sure you are signed up to the Small Charity Week mailing list by emailing us info@smallcharityweek.com and follow @SCWeek2018 on Twitter and on Facebook.

I ♥ Small Charities Day is supported by PolicyBee

PolicyBee  are an independent, online insurance broker. We specialise in helping small charities and community groups get the cover they need, quickly and easily – from just £7 a month.

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For a quote, visit www.policybee.co.uk/fsi or give us a ring on 0345 222 5381

Small Charity Week’s media partner is 

Civil Society Media is home to Charity Finance, Governance & Leadership and Fundraising Magazine, and brings you all the news from the charity sector, which you can choose to have delivered daily to your inbox, completely free.

Charity Finance is packed with technical articles and analysis of the latest financial trends, as well as in-depth briefings on technical and legal changes, and benchmarking surveys to help busy charity FDs get value for money.

Governance & Leadership helps charity trustees and leaders on their journey from good practice to best practice, and is full of practical advice about developing skills, managing staff, and complying with your legal duties.

Fundraising Magazine offers a unique service for charity fundraisers: insight into the most successful campaigns, the most effective techniques, and the most innovative tools – everything

If you are interested in sponsoring Small Charity Week, please contact conchita@thefsi.org

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