Small Charity Big Impact Day

Friday 22nd June

Small charities and community groups around the country carry out vital work but in many cases people are not aware of their impact.

Through the FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, small charities and community groups can highlight their work and the impact they make on a local, national and international level.

“We have been using the Award to engage corporate relationships with potential partners. The award and the significance it carries, acts as an ambassador of our work’s impact to our projects’ participants. We have been using the award in communications (eg: e:create; Create’s annual Impact Report) and in conversations about the charity’s work to funding partners, potential funding partners and community partners.” Elias Papasideris, Create

“The video was a fantastic part of the prize because it helped us articulate what we do in a clear and engaging way. This likely helped us receive more donations and we use the video and presentations on a regular basis. As a newer charity, the award also helped confirm our legitimacy.” Elizabeth Rowley, T1International

To celebrate the FSI’s support of the small charity sector, the FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards was launched last year. This year, the awards will celebrate the impact of five small charities and community organisations in the following categories:

  • Charity with an annual income under £50,000
  • Charity with an annual income between £50,001 – £150,000
  • Charity with an annual income between £150,001 – £250,000
  • Charity with an annual income between £250,001 – £500,000
  • Charity with an annual income between £500,001 – £1.5 million

Applications to this year’s awards are now closed and winners will be announced on Small Charity Big Impact Day on 22nd June 2018.

Each winner will receive:

  • A film of each organisation provided by the FSI highlighting their work and impact
  • One day’s Impact Audit carried out by the FSI, which has a value of £650 and will support charities to identify areas where they are performing well, and areas to focus on to improve impact planning, measurement, evaluation and management.
  • Two development sessions for the charity’s CEO which will include marketing with Gerry Griffin and leadership.
  • Recognition for the charity’s valuable work and impact made to current and new supporters.

Judging Panel

The judging panel will include:

  • Pauline Broomhead, CEO of the FSI
  • Ben Carpenter, Operations Manager, Social Value UK
  • Noorzaman Rashid, Managing Director for Strategies for Change
  • Geoff Russell-Jones, Grants Manager at The Leathersellers’ Company
  • Annette Saunders, Corporate Responsibility Manager of Vanquis Bank

Dates for your Diary

  • 23rd March: Entries close
  • 18th April – 1st June: Filming of winning charities to take place.
  • 22nd June: Winners to be announced
  • September: Awards Ceremony in central London, bursaries will be provided for charities outside of London to travel to attend the event.

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Local Competitions and Events:
Don’t miss Community First’s Big Impact competition for charities based in East Hampshire, Havant, Fareham and Winchester. Winners will be included in a short clip to promote their charity, to be streamed online on Small Charity Big Impact Day. Find out more here.

North Warwickshire Borough Council and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action are holding a celebration of local impacts and successes followed by a free networking lunch on the 19th June! Find out more here.

Small Charity Big Impact Day is sponsored by UK Charity Insurance

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The Small Charity Big Impact Awards are supported by The Leathersellers’ Company

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund provide a wide range of funding to UK registered Charities, Educational Institutions and University Students. Last year (2015/16) we awarded £2,000,000 in charitable and educational grants. This year (2016/17) they expect to spend over £2,300,000 on deserving causes.

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

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