At A Glance

The FSI’s Services: At A Glance

The FSI provides a range of free and affordable services for small charities. In 2018/19, we delivered over 4,400 learning opportunities, worth over £3m (based on equivalent value). All of our support is free or heavily subsidised and tailored for small charities – meaning it’s accessible and relevant to all of our members.

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Dear FSI
I just wanted to say a big Thank you for all the help and support you provide to small charities. Your training is of the highest standard, very practical, relevant and financially very accessible . Action West London has certainly benefited from your support over many years. Pauline and her Team have always been very supportive and committed to helping— not just through Training but through events and through promoting the cause of Small Charities. Thank you FSI! – John Blackmore, Action West London

Our programme includes:

Face to Face Training – now being delivered virtually

Half and full-day courses in 7+ cities across the UK, covering topics including fundraising, governance, impact measurement and project management. Delivered by expert trainers, each course costs just £10-£25 to attend.


Face to Face Workshops

1.5 hour workshops covering an introduction to vital topics including fundraising, impact measurement and strategy. Costing just £5 to attend, they’re a great overview to kick start your work.


E-learning *new*

We’re excited to launch our first online e-learning courses in Developing Your Fundraising Strategy and Legacy Fundraising. Develop your skills and gain practical tools in this interactive, practical course, from just £25.


Online learning

Build your skills from the comfort of your own desk with 90 minute interactive webinars, 30 minute introductory webinars, our Essential Trustee video series, and Top Tips from our Fundraising and Skills Conferences.



Our highly popular annual conferences give you access to a range of industry experts and inspiring talks for just £25. Join us in London and Leeds for our Fundraising Conferences, or in London for our Skills Conference covering essential back-office skills.


Fundraising Resources

Browse a selection of useful resources to support your fundraising with guides, templates, tools and best practice.



Small Charity Week

Having celebrated its 10th birthday in 2019, Small Charity Week champions the amazing work done by small charities across the UK. Access special events and free support at Big Advice Day, Policy Day, I Love Small Charities Day, and more!


Charity Advice

Access free 1:1 advice on the challenges you’re facing – from fundraising, to GDPR, to managing volunteers and more.



General Resources

Browse our favourite resources covering everything from leadership, risk management, volunteers, HR, fraud, and much more.



Small Charity Big Impact Awards

We love to celebrate the huge impact that small charities make on their beneficiaries and our society through our annual Awards. Winners receive unique prizes and are invited to our exclusive awards ceremony. Watch this space to hear when applications open!


Fundraising Qualifications

Ready to take your fundraising learning to the next level? Why not explore our accredited fundraising qualifications – flexible and high-quality professional development opportunities for ambitious fundraisers and charity leaders.


Consultancy Services

We also provide professional consultancy services to charities, funders and public sector commissioners – Members get a 20% discount on services. Our team are experts across charity strategy, governance, fundraising and income generation, impact measurement and improving impact reporting.