Impact in the heart of our communities
You don’t need to be big to make a difference
Small and local charities and community groups are each day working to improve the lives of those who are the most vulnerable in society.
They are at the very heart of communities across the UK and around the world, they are campaigning and fighting for causes that will educate, relieve poverty, protect our planet, bring relief in times of disaster and ease the burden, and ensure the wellbeing of millions of men, women, young people and children across the globe. They are at the centre of making our world a better place in the UK and beyond.
But doing good isn’t enough. We have to know that what we are doing is the right thing, the most needed, the most impactful, and the most beneficial so that we can be absolutely certain that we are using our resources in the very best interest of our beneficiaries.
At the FSI we have been advocating that our members measure their impact, use it to improve their services and share it to build trust.
In the recent House of Lords Report on charities, they said charities are the eyes, ears and conscience of society, they mobilise, inspire, advocate and unite. Every sentiment of this is true and especially so of the thousands of small and local charities and community groups registered in the UK whose reach knows no boundaries.
Through the Small Charity Big Impact Awards we salute the dedication, support and determination of these organisations.