Current Press Releases

Small charities are increasingly innovating to earn their own income to keep their doors open

28 Sep 2018

Press release | January 2018 Small charities are increasingly innovating to earn their own income to keep their doors open New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals small charities are increasingly moving to enterprising solutions to source the funds they need to meet demand for their services. Respondents stated their greatest funding increase came from earned income, with 19% ... Read more »

Small charities failing to protect themselves against cyber crime

28 Sep 2018

Press release | September 2017 Small charities failing to protect themselves against cyber crime New research from the Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Small Charity Index reveals more than a third (35%) of small charities are concerned about the security of their organisation’s IT but 49% do not have plans in place to improve the security. 63% of small charities include IT security and data ... Read more »

Winners of Small Charity Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Announced

28 Sep 2018

Press release | 21st December 2017 Winners of Small Charity Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Announced Nine winners have been awarded a bursary in the FSI’s Introduction to Fundraising Practice as part of the DCMS Small Charity Training Programme. This award will provide an introduction to key fundraising concepts and skills for the following winners from charities with a turnover under £100,000: Amy Shocker, Invincible Me Philip ... Read more »

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 »