Aviva announced as headline sponsor for Small Charity Week 2019

Aviva announced as headline sponsor for Small Charity Week 2019

Today the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) announced that the 10th Small Charity Week will be headline sponsored by Aviva. The Week takes place 17th – 22nd June 2019 and will see popular initiatives such as Big Advice Day, Policy Day, the Fundraising Conference, and the Small Charity Big Impact Awards return to champion and support the small charity sector.

Aviva are already significant supporters of small charities through their Aviva Community Fund, volunteering commitments and in-kind support, and this headline partnership will see them increase their work to enable community causes to be stronger, self-sustaining and secure in their future.

It’s a challenging time for charities of all sizes, and small charities in particular have been hit by growing demand for their services alongside cuts to public funding, with 15% of Trustees reporting that they feel closure of their charity is likely, according to our Small Charity Index report.

Small Charity Week is therefore a vital opportunity to support and celebrate the thousands of small charities in the UK, bringing together staff, volunteers, the public, policymakers, funders and infrastructure bodies. Small charities will have the chance to win prizes, raise awareness of their work, influence decision-makers, and build their skills and sustainability over six days of activities:

The week kicks off with three social media competitions to celebrate why people love small charities, and three charities will win cash donations!

Up to 100 charities will access free bespoke advice from expert volunteers at the Big Advice Day event at City Hall, and local groups will be running their own across the country.

Small charities will have the chance to chat with ministers and policy makers at our international development roundtable and Westminster reception. We’ll also be releasing a report looking at the trends from our Small Charity Index research over the past 5 years.

Online competitions, free fundraising resources, and our popular Fundraising Conference share expert inspiration to help charities raise funds.

We’ll be announcing the winners of our Small Charity Big Impact Awards and sharing their prize videos online.

Small charities across the country will put on their own events to showcase their work and raise awareness in their community.

Pauline Broomhead, CEO of the FSI says: “I’m incredibly excited to be celebrating the 10th Small Charity Week this year, and to be partnering with Aviva to make this the biggest Week yet. Since 2010, where 300 charities took part in the Week, it’s been amazing to see it grow over the last decade and to have over 1,700 charities involved last year. We know it’s a challenging time for small charities and the FSI, Aviva and Small Charity Week partners are committed to doing everything we can to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their vision.”

Jude Brooks, Head of Aviva UK Corporate Responsibility says: “The support the FSI gives to small charities is invaluable and very much aligned to our own ambition of creating stronger communities. For over 300 years, Aviva has been defying uncertainty for its customers. We want to do the same for small charities and grassroots community groups, who are working tirelessly to make a real difference for so many people. We are proud to support them with skills, knowledge and connections, so that we can build stronger communities together and face the future with confidence.”

Find out more at www.smallcharityweek.com / @SCWeek2019 / www.facebook.com/smallcharityweek



For more information contact Lindsay Harrod lindsay@thefsi.org | 020 7324 4777

More details on the Week available on the Small Charity Week website www.smallcharityweek.com

Organisations and companies interested in partnering on or sponsoring the Week can contact lindsay@thefsi.org

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is a registered charity (no. 1123384) established in 2007 with a vision of a world filled with independent, effective and accountable charities with the belief, passion and capacity to achieve their vision.

Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 33 million customers. https://www.aviva.com/social-purpose/communities/