Small Charity Week is a campaign which was first established in 2010 to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector.

The campaign is delivered by The FSI, NCVO, NAVCA, Local Giving and Small Charities Coalition, who are all passionate about the work of the Small Charity Sector.

The week is organised as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.

We want small charities to flourish and continue to provide the vital services that are essential to thriving communities. We help where we can by offering free, bespoke advice to small charities in North Yorkshire.


Gathered below are some of our resources that small charities use the most as well as blogs and stories to celebrate the small charities around us.


They’re small but beautifully formed!

Read our blog by our small charity-enthusiast, as she explains what she loves about small charities.

Read the blog here


Sporting Influence Foundation CIC

With our help, Sporting Influence Foundation CIC has got the policies and practices in place to secure sponsorship and funding – and in turn, help improve the all-round health and participation levels of young people in the Harrogate area who have experienced challenging circumstances.

Read more about it here

Leadership Mentoring Programme

Support for leaders

Our Leadership Mentoring programme is a leadership development opportunity for people working or volunteering in voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in North Yorkshire.

Read more about it here.


Volunteering in North Yorkshire

If you want to involve volunteers in your organisation, but aren’t sure how to get started, we can help.

For  more information head to our Volunteering in North Yorkshire page

Commonly used resources for small charities

Volunteer Management Toolkit

If you’re thinking of involving volunteers in your organisation for the first time, or wanting to review your current volunteer management processes, this Volunteer Management Toolkit is for you.

Trustee Recruitment Toolkit

Are you seeking to develop your board with new trustees? Many charities and community groups can find it a daunting process. Our Trustee Recruitment Toolkit can walk you through the steps needed.

CIO Toolkit

Thinking of registering or converting your group to a CIO? Our easy-to-read step-by-step guide will navigate you through the process. There are links to external sites and other resources.

Funding Tookit

Securing funding and planning for the future is vital.

We can  help you become ‘funding ready, find the right funds to apply and submit an application form. Take advantage of the wealth of resources in our Funding Toolkit to help you on your funding journey.