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The Foundation for Social Improvement
Small Charity Week is brought to you by the FSI, a charity supporting the UK’s vibrant small charity sector with free training, advocacy and support programmes aimed at building sustainability and knowledge-sharing.
Charities with a turnover under £1.5 million can access free capacity-building services which include training courses on 20 core topics, back office skills and fundraising conferences, advice clinics, awareness and policy campaigns.
To sign up to the FSI’s free community or for further information see www.thefsi.org
Provident’s primary social benefit is making financial products and services available in a responsible manner to those who are not well served by mainstream providers. Alongside this, we help the communities in which our customers live and work.
Through our Good Neighbour community investment programme we support projects tailored to meet the needs of our communities, through direct financial support, encouraging our people to volunteer and through employee matched fundraising.
Our approach enables us to support a range of grass roots community organisations across the UK and Ireland. So we’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Small Charities Week in partnership with the FSI.
UK Charity Insurance
Charity Insurance is a highly specialised area of insurance so it makes sense to engage the assistance of an expert to guide you through and make sure you get the right insurance cover for your needs.
UK Charity Insurance offers a full and FREE insurance review, taking the time to build a fresh picture of what it is you do and assess the level of protection you should have in place.
Founded in 2001, JustGiving is the world’s most trusted online giving platform, with over 25,000 good causes raising more than $4 billion to date.
Whether you’re looking for a simple way for people to donate and fundraise online or want to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a specific appeal, we’re 100% committed to giving charities like yours more ways to raise more money, so you can change more lives.
Leetchi.com is an easy, secure and transparent online fundraising platform with 7
million users in 150 countries. It’s a perfect solution for charities (especially the small ones) as well as individuals to collect donations online from people all over the world in one secure place, the money pot. With Leetchi.com you can raise funds for nonprofit organisations, local communities, creative projects as well as to organise group gifts!
Leetchi.com offers the lowest service fees on the market (Free-4%) as well as a seamless social media integration to share projects online.
PolicyBee is an independent insurance broker. They help your charity get the cover it needs quickly and easily.
Their MyCharityGuard insurance package is designed specifically for small charities.
• Public liability and events insurance
• Trustees’ liability insurance
• Professional indemnity insurance
• Crisis containment cover
All this starts from just £82.50 a year, with insurance for volunteers and your charity’s equipment easily added.
Dealing PolicyBee is easy:
• Buy online in minutes – no forms, no fuss
• Interest-free monthly payments – no hidden charges
• Friendly experts in-house – no call centre
• Instant documents – no hanging around
It’s charity insurance the easy way.
For a quote, visit www.policybee.co.uk/fsi or call a jargon-busting adviser on 0345 222 5381
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.
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 needed to deliver a better return for your charity.
eBay for Charity gives 17 million active eBay users a secure and efficient way to support their favourite charity, either by adding a donation to a purchase or donating a percentage of a sale.
Charities can also sell their own items directly on eBay to raise unrestricted funds.
As eBay’s partner, PayPal Giving Fund vets charities, processes donations, collects Gift Aid and advises charities on how to make the most of the eBay marketplace. To date over 8,000 charities have registered and more than £60m has been raised for UK charities.
Localgiving is a membership and support network for small, local charities and community groups. It aims to empower grass-roots organisations to fundraise online, connect with supporters and take control of their financial future.
Benefits for members include:
- 100% secure online donations
- Automated Gift Aid, even for unregistered charities
- One-to-one fundraising support and training
- In-depth reporting to help build supporter relationships
In addition, Localgiving runs regular incentivised fundraising campaigns to help groups augment the value of their donations and connect with new donors. It has distributed over £2.6m of match funding to its members since 2011.
Remember a Charity
Remember A Charity was formed in 2000 and the consortium has over 140 member charities working together to encourage more people to leave a charitable gift in their Will, once they’ve looked after family and friends. Together, we aim to do what no single charity can do alone – to make charitable legacy giving a social norm.
We work with member charities and partners in the legal sector, government and private sector to promote charitable giving in a way that no single charity can do.
Although 74% of the UK population supports charities, only 7% currently include a charitable legacy when making a Will. Charitable legacy income is worth £2 billion a year. If we could grow the market by just 4% we would all increase the value of our share and generate a further £1 billion a year for good causes.
We are making significant progress. Research shows that 17% of the public claim to have left a legacy. This is the highest level since Remember A Charity began monitoring public attitudes to legacy giving.
Built on the success of volunteering at London 2012, Team London is a Mayoral initiative to promote volunteering across the capital and to encourage Londoners to ‘go local and do something great for their city’. Team London is working to build the next generation of volunteers, connecting young people with their communities and giving them the skills, networks and experiences they need to find work, and to bring together business and third sector to increase impact across the capital