Current Press Releases

Small charities failing to measure the impact of their services

28 Sep 2018

Press release | November 2017 Small charities failing to measure the impact of their services New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals small charities are failing to record the impact of their services, with only 52% of respondents stating they consistently measure the impact for nearly all of their services. 24% of respondents only measured the impact of half ... Read more »

Small charities are reporting that demand for services has increased by 103% since June 2013

28 Sep 2018

Press release | July 2017 Small charities are reporting that demand for services has increased by 103% since June 2013 The latest Small Charity Index shows that since June 2013, small charities have been working in a tough financial climate and during the same period, the demand for their services has increased by 103%. Demand has increased year on year with an increase of +14% ... Read more »

Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Launched for small charities

28 Sep 2018

Press release | 31st October 2017 Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Launched for small charities The first round of bursaries towards a fundraising qualification has been launched by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI). At a time when the need for expertise in fundraising hasn’t been greater, 15 bursaries are being made available as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Small Charity ... Read more »

Now is the best time for Legacy Fundraising

28 Sep 2018

September 2017 Press Release Now is the best time for Legacy Fundraising Richard Radcliffe, headline speaker for the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) inaugural fundraising conference in Leeds, shares why now is the best time for small charities to undertake legacy fundraising. Small charities are in a strong position to engage with those in their community as many work at grass roots level and are ... Read more »

Small Charity Training Programme Partnership Announces over 4,000 Fundraising Learning Opportunities to be Delivered in Year One

6 Jul 2017

Press release | July 2017 Small Charity Training Programme Partnership Announces over 4,000 Fundraising Learning Opportunities to be Delivered in Year One Following the announcement of a two-year partnership led by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) to deliver over 8,000 fundraising learning opportunities, the first year’s programme is launched today (6th July). £199,580 was awarded for the two-year training programme which is to be ... Read more »

Local Charities encouraged to #AskTheFundraiser

19 Dec 2016

Local Charities encouraged to #AskTheFundraiser The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are running a lunchtime Twitter Q&A with an expert panel of fundraisers on Local Charities Day, supported by Office for Civil Society. Taking place on 16 December between 1pm-3pm the Twitter Q&A will see the FSI answer any fundraising query in the hope of supporting small, local charities on the day. Charities can submit ... Read more »

960 learning opportunities up for grabs on Local Charities Day

19 Nov 2016

960 learning opportunities up for grabs on Local Charities Day As part of the Office for Civil Society’s ‘Local Charities Day’, Rob Wilson MP has announced today that the Foundation for Social Improvement will deliver 960 learning opportunities for free across the UK. In the weeks leading up to the day, the Local Charities Training Programme will see the FSI deliver over 560 face to ... Read more »

Small charities are worried about Brexit

19 Oct 2016

Small charities are worried about Brexit This quarter’s Small Charity Index from the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), shows that over a third (37%) of small charity leaders are not at all confident about their future following the Brexit vote. Interestingly, this is not due to small charities receiving huge amounts of funding from the EU. Only 28% receive funding from the EU and of ... Read more »

Society turns to small charities for support

18 Jul 2016

With uncertain times ahead, people are increasingly turning to small charities for support. Research from The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) shows that demand for services of small charities continues to increase. In the last three months, 62 per cent of small charity respondents indicated an increase in demand for their services. Since the Small Charity Index report began in June 2013 it has surveyed ... Read more »

Small charities are top of the agenda

18 Jul 2016

  Political leaders will meet with the charity sector this week to discuss how to further giving to small and local charities. Taking place Thursday 14 June, the round table will put small charities at the top of the agenda for the first time by bringing together leaders from civil society, charities, businesses, and policy makers to discuss the future of giving in the sector. ... Read more »