Policy Day

Wednesday 20th June

Small charities are the centre of Civil Society. In the UK 97% of charities have an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million, but in terms of impact on local communities here and across the globe their contribution is phenomenal.

It is therefore important that the voices of small charities are heard above the noise created by larger and better resourced charities. To mark Policy Day 2018, events will be held both in London and around the country to raise the profile of these organisations with policy makers and influencers.

How you can take part:
1. Small Charity Week Policy Reception
2. Small Charities International Development Roundtable
3. Local Events
4. Get Involved

Please note: To book charities must be a member of the FSI. Membership is free and means you will also be able to access free

and heavily subsidised training and support for your charity.

1.Small Charity Week Policy Day Reception

A policy reception will be held on June 20th in Westminster. Hosted by the Minster for Civil Society, Tracey Crouch MP, in the exclusive Churchill Room in Westminster. This reception will focus on collaboration between small charities, especially in the context of meeting increasing demand. It will be an opportunity for small charities to meet policymakers, MP’s, officials and other small charities to talk about key small charity sector issues.

Places are limited and open to small charity CEOs and Trustees.

Book your place today (FULLY BOOKED – waiting list in operation)

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking. Please note only one member from each organisation can attend. A £50 deposit is required to secure your place at this event. During Small Charity Week the Trustees of the FSI are donating the normal £15 booking fee usually charged for events organised and run by the FSI.You will therefore receive a full refund of your £50 deposit within 5 working days of the event if you comply with our cancellation policy.

2. Small Charities International Development Roundtable

This event will take place on 20th June, 2pm – 4pm, in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Pitkeathley. The roundtable is an opportunity to bring together MPs, academics, small charities and those working in international development to discuss the key issues affecting them.

The roundtable will be facilitated by Dr Nicola Banks, discussing collaboration in the international development community and how small charities can make the most of collaborative relationships.

Dr Banks joins us from the University of Manchester where she co-leads a project which aims to map the UK’s Development NGO Sector. Nicola has extensive experience of researching NGOs, including managing the NGO research portfolio in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan.

Places are limited and are open to senior staff members in the charity including Trustees, CEOs and senior managers.

Book your place today (FULLY BOOKED – waiting list in operation)

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking. Please note only one member from each organisation can attend. A £50 deposit is required to secure your place at this event. During Small Charity Week the Trustees of the FSI are donating the normal £15 booking fee usually charged for events organised and run by the FSI. You will therefore receive a full refund of your £50 deposit within 5 working days of the event if you comply with our cancellation policy.

3. Local Events
Policy Day will offer small charities across the UK the chance to meet and engage with policy makers, commissioners and influencers to discuss the issues affecting them in their local areas.

If you would like to run your own Policy Day event please contact ellie@thefsi.org

The following local authorities will be hosting their own Policy Day events during Small Charity Week – click the links below for more information or contact ellie@thefsi.org

4. Get Involved

Other ways that you can get involved with Policy Day include using Small Charity Week as a platform – write to your local MP and invite them to visit your charity and see the work you do or let them know the issues you are currently facing.


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 @SCWeek18 on Twitter.


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If you are interested in sponsoring Small Charity Week 2018, please contact conchita@thefsi.org

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