Small Charity Week is focused on celebrating and raising awareness of the essential work of small charities and the contribution they make to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and around the world.

This year’s Small Charity Week runs from 15 – 20 June 2020.

Covid-19 means that this year, celebrations of Small Charity Week have had to go virtual.  You can find out about the events that are taking place on the Small Charity Week website here.

There are over 136,000 registered small and micro charities in the UK, making up 82% of all charities – simply put, the vast majority of charities in the UK are small charities.

The Open University have a number of free courses available to help those in the charity sector, including courses on:

Involving volunteers

Collaborative leadership

Developing leadership

You can find out more about those by clicking here.

Cardiff Central is home to small charities covering all walks of life, from those assisting vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers to others assisting people’s health, providing sports and fitness activities and more. The vast majority of our charities are small charities, and this week is a great opportunity to celebrate their work.

COVID-19 has obviously put charities large and small under additional strain. The Welsh Government has recently committed £26m in support for small charities across Wales to help them through these additional challenges. You can find out more about that here. In the UK Parliament, I, and Labour have been pushing for extra support for the charity sector to get them through the challenges of COVID-19 – some funds have been forthcoming from the Government but the sector still remains under immense strain, we will keep pushing.

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