Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Monday 14th June marks the start of this years Small Charity Week and we are all getting a little bit excited about the amazing programme of events and activities we have planned!

Take a look at the programme below

SCW 2021 Programme



Take a look at this short video clip, showing why people love Small Charities in Sutton.




We have a range of different training sessions taking place throughout the week including Cybersecurity, something we know small charities in Sutton have been asking for. Book your place early as spaces are limited. We also have a Governance and Fundraising session planned.
See the images below to find out more about each session and book place.




We are really pleased to be hosting a Meet the Funder 2-hour event on Tuesday 15th June from 10am to 12pm. Local funding officer Dawn Garrigan from the National Lottery Community Fund will be talking to groups about their Reaching Communities Fund.
The Reaching Communities Fund is an open programme which looks to fund projects that work to make positive changes in your community.
You can apply for up to £10,001 or more, for up to five years.
If you have an idea for a project that: 

  • involves people and the community

  • builds on people’s strengths    

  • adds to the positive things that are already happening in the community

  • and is open and accessible

Then come along to our Meet the Funder event and find out whether your application has the potential to be successful.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.   

Book a place here 
If you cannot log on for the event you can visit the National Lottery Community Fund website to find out more. 




This year we are offering FREE 1 hour advice sessions, where you can book to have a 1-2-1-session and ask any burning questions you have. Whether it’s about setting up a charity or needing advice about updating a policy, we can help.  

The free advice sessions will be held on Tuesday 15th June throughout the day to book a slot email









You could be in with a chance to win £50 by taking part in the Small Charity Big Impact Social Media Competition led by the FSI and Social Value and sponsored by PolicyBee. Using the (template) take a photo or record a short (10-20 second) video highlighting the amazing impact you made over the past 12months. Post it on social media using the hashtag #SmallCharityBig ImpactDay. 

The FSI, Social Value UK and PolicyBee will be reviewing social media over the day (Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram) tracking the organisations supporting the day using the #SmallCharityBig ImpactDay hashtag – with £50 donations are up for grabs for the most eye-catching posts!
For Twitter include: @SCweek2021
For Instagram include: smallcharityweek
For Facebook - Post your photo message to the Small Charity Week Facebook wall




To mark the end of such an important week we are asking you to send us a short thank you message. Whether you want to say a big thank you to a specific small charity or your own staff, volunteers or trustees or maybe you want to thank your supporters we will collate these and promote them on social media.

Send you thank you messages (50 words) in word to by 10th June