Small Charity Big Impact Day

Friday 21st June

Small charities around the country carry out vital work but in many cases people are not aware of their impact. To highlight the work of small charities and the impact they make on a local, national and international level the FSI launched the Small Charity Big Impact Awards in 2017, and they are now in their third year.

Winners Announced
Runners Up and Highly Commended Announced
Judging Panel

Winners Announced
With hundreds of entries into the 2019 FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, it was incredibly difficult to choose the winners.

Those selected by the judging panel won their categories as they clearly showed how they measure their impact, use it to improve their services and share it to build trust. You can have a read about the work carried out by the winners and their impact here and watch their brilliant videos here.

Congratulations to the following winners on their awards and their fantastic work:

Charity with an annual turnover under £50,000
Lorna Young Foundation was set up in 2006, in memory of the late ethical trade pioneer. LYF aims to reduce poverty in developing countries by improving smallholder livelihoods, through better access to information, expertise and markets.

Charity with an annual turnover between £50,001 – £150,000
A Partner in Education (APIE) was first established in response to a request for help to increase access to education in Rwanda, but in consultation with local stakeholders, this mission evolved to focus on improving the quality of education.

Charity with an annual turnover between £150,001 – £250,000
Raising Futures Kenya, was founded in 2001 to provide practical support in the areas of education and training, health and emotional wellbeing for Kenya’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Charity with an annual turnover between £250,001 – £500,000
Dandelion Time was established in 2003 by a local GP concerned about the absence of services for growing numbers of children presenting mental health difficulties. The charity was started to support these children, as there were no services offering a family approach to tackle the health and social welfare issues that had led to their difficulties

Charity with an annual turnover between £500,001 – £1 million
Grapevine Coventry and Warwickshire helps all groups of vulnerable people get the hope, insight and supportive relationships they need to take control, turn their lives around and realise their potential.

Runners Up and Highly Commended Announced

Runners Up:

Highly Commended:

  • Charity with an annual turnover under £50,000 – HOBY UK
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £50,001 – £150,000 – VITAL for Children
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £150,001 – £250,000 – Eczema Outreach Support
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £250,001 – £500,000 – upReach
  • Charity with an annual turnover between £500,001 – £1 million – Age Exchange








Judging Panel
Our judging panel was made up of experts involved in the sector, including:

  • 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

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