What We're Doing for Small Charity Week
There are over 166,000 charities registered in the UK. Only 1.3% of these are "big", with incomes of over £5M/year - but together they get over 70% of all money donated. The Link are one of the 82% of all charities with incomes of up to £100,000, yet less than 5% of the total money donated each year goes to these small charities.
Charities of all sizes help make the world a better place. At the Link, we believe with a passion that the biggest sustainable, positive impacts come from small, focused local charities.
Small Charity Week is given a high profile due to the great work of the FSI (Foundation for Social Improvement), who are dedicated to helping small charities in a range of ways. You can find out more at the Small Charity Week website. Events are planned for the entire week in London and across the UK.
We are so pleased that our own trustee, volunteer and all round helper John Mallaghan has been asked to take part in “Big Advice Day” on June 18th. This will be held in City Hall in London and allows charities to request one-to-one meetings with experienced practitioners from other organisations on specific challenges they are facing. Several charities, ranging from a small international organisation focused on helping disadvantaged children in poorer countries to a local association for the blind have asked for help from John, on sustainable business and fundraising strategies.
The Link are proud that a small charity in Wokingham Borough is seen as having the experience and knowledge to help other charities. We wish John well on Big Advice Day and know that other charities will benefit from the kind of guidance and help he has been giving The Link for the last five years!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)
(All data from the NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac)