They’re small but beautifully formed!

16 June 2022

It’s Small Charities Week – time to shine a spotlight on all the fabulous small charities in our region and the vital work they do to support our communities. And this week we’re BIGGING up the SMALL!

Small charities are specialists, working on a niche project like homelessness, which means they are usually experts. Because they often work locally, they are able to react quickly – take the local response to the pandemic, for example. Because of their expertise and local focus, they are able to build strong relationships in a community and help those hardest to reach.

Think of all the amazing things that go on in your community – your local library, community transport, your food bank. Litter picks, Jubilee celebrations, meals on wheels – all of this support is provided by small charities.

Just because a charity is small, doesn’t mean it doesn’t make a big difference.

Often small charities are limited by their small income – they have big dreams and big ambitions, but the pennies can often make it difficult for them to fulfil them. That’s where we can help.

We want small charities to flourish and continue to provide the vital services that are essential to thriving communities.

How can we help?

We offer free, bespoke advice to small charities in North Yorkshire. Whether you want to find new sources of funding, attract new volunteers, or become a Charitable Incorporate Organisation (CIO) or community interest company (CIC) and access new funding, we’re here to help.

You may want to join one of our networks to share peer learning or help aspiring leaders within your organisation to grow.

Our training programme will inspire you to become a better trustee, get to grips with social media, complete a winning funding application and help you manage your trustees.

Find out more on our website or get in touch. You can email us on, call us on 01904 704177 or fill in our online enquiry form.