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Fundraising training opens for small local charities

Small, local charities can sign up for training in December 2016 as part of Government’s support for Local Charities Day

Fundraising training for small charities

The training programme, recently announced by the Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson will help small, local charities to develop their skills and generate more funds to support their vital work.

Courses range from face-to-face workshops to online learning, support from skilled volunteers and a Twitter Q&A. It will cover a range of topics including fundraising from Trusts and Foundations, how to design a fundraising strategy and how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The training is part of Government’s support for Local Charities Day, which takes place on 16 December. The day will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas.

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:

“Local Charities Day on December 16 will give us all a chance to celebrate the fantastic work being done by small, local charities across the whole country. Their dedication and hard work deserves to be recognised and I hope people everywhere show their support both in the lead up and on the day.

“But more than recognition, by investing in a further small charities training package, introducing a Bill to simplify the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and backing fundraising campaigns like ‘Grow Your Tenner’, we are creating a sustainable environment in which smaller charities can develop valuable skills and raise more money for such worthy causes.”

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The programme is targeted at charities and community groups with an annual income of up to £1 million and have a local focus.

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) and GlobalGiving UK will deliver the training, which follows on from the Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme.

Charities and community groups can sign-up for training opportunities at:

Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) courses

GlobalGiving UK courses

Published 14 November 2016