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In order to better support small and local charities and community groups (those with a turnover of less than £1 million) we need to know about you because we want to be there for you as much as possible. This is why when you access FSI services we ask you to become a member of the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), which is free.

Before registering and booking onto our services using the button below, please read the following key points:

  1. To become a free member of the FSI you must be a small charity with an annual turnover of less than £1 million. A paid-for Associate Membership Scheme is in place for those charities between £1 and £5 million. (Contact:
  2. When booking a service, you will pay a deposit to secure your place, a portion of which is refunded after attendance and completion of pre- and post- surveys.

For full information about our eligibility criteria, deposit policy and much more, we urge you to look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Why become a member?

Membership enables you to take part in the very many free and heavily subsidised FSI initiatives from Small Charity Week and online e-learning and webinars to our great Conference programme, from the Small Charity Index to attendance at one of our Training Days held across the UK, or even a one hour Advice Clinic. Nothing to lose, everything to gain: become a member today.

If you are already a member then just log in to see what new learning experiences are available to you and how you can get involved in the many activities undertaken by the FSI on behalf of our membership.

Introducing the FSI Learning Portal

In order to improve the FSI member learning experience and to most effectively deliver a blend of face to face and online learning opportunities to our members, we have recently launched a new Learning Portal. This means the way we manage your bookings and the look of the website once you have signed in will be different to what you might be used to.

If you have any questions about how to use the new system, please see the user guide in the first instance:

Learner Portal User Guide