Posted by Aston Avery

Small Charity Week

Tens of thousands of small charities are the glue that keeps our society together and provide an essential lifeline for many communities according to new research.

The research has been released to mark the start of Small Charity Week by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) which is calling on whichever party forms the new government to support and fund small charities as a priority.

There are an estimated 157,400 small charities in the UK – place or issues-based organisations with an income of <£1 million – ranging from food banks to youth clubs to choir groups. Of those that used small charity services in the past year, a three in ten (32%) accessed a community-based food bank, with over a fifth (23%) having to rely on them as frequently as once a week.

Aston spoke to Saskia Konynenburg, executive director at National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

Photo by Colin Watts on Unsplash

Ads help us keep this site online