Small Charity Week 2013: June 17th – June 22nd

Small Charity Week is an initiative set up in order to celebrate the work of small charities across the UK. It is a nationwide event that features every possible type of charity, attracts media attention and helps the public to learn about small charities across the UK.

Last year small charities benefitted from over 100 hours of free advice covering topics such as HR, Marketing, Finance, IT, Fundraising and Public Policy. The advice is delivered on a 1:1 basis and aims to increase the knowledge of small charities across the UK. Expert advice is delivered by a team of advisors including representatives from larger charities such as Oxfam, Credit Suisse and the Foundation for Social Improvement.

The Big Advice Day will be held on the 18th June as part of Small Charity Week 2013. Small charities can either attend an advice-clinic in London on the day, or can access advice by telephone/Skype. Signing up for an advice clinic is simple and all charities need to do is fill in our sign-up form at http://big-advice-day-charity.eventbrite.co.uk/

To sign up for your advice clinic simply fill in our online form. Bookings close on 24th May so sign up today. (If demand exceeds capacity advice sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis and a waiting list will be operated).

As well as the Big Advice Day there will be a different event each day with great ways for the public to get involved; from competitions on day 1, through policy discussions and volunteering opportunities on days 3 and 4, all the way to fundraising on day 5. The week will culminate with a Celebration Day Festival on Saturday 22nd June at Russell Square in London between 11.30am-4.30pm.

You can learn more about Small Charity Week and find details on all the weeks’ activities here: http://smallcharityweek.com/

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham who is associated with many local charities and is patron of ‘Act Now For Autism’ said: “I fully support this week and think the Big Advice Day along with the other activities will present fantastic opportunities for all those who take part. It is a chance for small local charities to receive free advice from more established organisations and learn the best ways to expand and grow.”

“The week running from 17th-22nd June will be a great chance to recognise and celebrate all the hard work that is undertaken by small charities across Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park and I hope that many will take part.”