Championing Small Charities

Small charities responding to COVID-19: Summer 2021 update

August 2021

This report captures the views and experiences of 180 small, local and specialist charities working in communities across England and Wales on the frontline of supporting people through COVID-19, lockdown and beyond.

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The Value of Small in a Big Crisis

February 2021

This new report follows on from out 2018 research, The Value of Small and to test the original findings against the pandemic and finds that small and local charities’ distinctiveness in who they support, how they carry out their work, and the role they play in their communities makes them best placed to respond to this crisis..

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Small charities responding to COVID-19: Winter Update

December 2020

This report captures the views and experiences of 180 small, local and specialist charities working in communities across England and Wales on the frontline of supporting people through COVID-19, lockdown and beyond. 

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Small Charities responding to COVID-19

May 2020

This report brings together original research from our monitoring reports detailing the impact of COVID-19 on our grantees and applicants through regular contact with our Regional Managers.

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Value of SmallThe Value of Small

June 2018

We are proud to fund in-depth research showcasing the distinctive contribution, value and experiences of small and medium-sized charities in England and Wales through the Value of Small Report.

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Trading for Good

Trading for Good

February 2018

Research by Social Enterprise UK, Trading For Good shows the important impact small to medium social enterprises are having on some of the poorest communities in the UK and calls for more to be done to encourage Government, funders and the public to ensure social enterprises are supported.

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Championing Small But Vital Charities

Championing Small but Vital Charities

November 2011

This leaflet makes the case for why local charities are important and what can be done to support them.

Small and local charities play a vital role in their community but they need your help to not only survive, but thrive.

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Small Charities after the Crash

Small and Medium-Sized Charities after the Crash

February 2016

This summary uses evidence from two separate reports to describe how financial trends affect the sustainability of small and medium-sized charities and how we can best support them to help those most in need.

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Navigating Change

 

Navigating Change

February 2016

This analysis by the NCVO reveals the financial instability of small charities in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash and an increasingly challenging environment in which to deliver vital services.

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Too Small to Fail

Too Small to Fail

February 2016

Reviewing the evidence available about small and medium-sized organisations shows their vital role in the voluntary sector. Rooted in their communities, they often act as a local lifeline, reaching those who are most in need of support.

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Expert, undervalued and on the frontline

Expert, Undervalued and on the Front Line

July 2015

This report builds on the survey responses of 800 charities we support and outlines their challenges and opportunities in their own words.

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