Cost of living

The cost of living crisis will affect every charity – whatever their size or cause. If you need support or guidance, we're here to help. Find out more

Support for small charities and voluntary organisations

We know small charities make a big impact with limited resource. That's why we're here to help.

We’re proud to be working in partnership with The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) to continue the legacy of the Small Charities Coalition. Our partnership is committed to providing small charities with a clear route for support and ensuring their voices are heard.

Across the UK communities are supported by over 166,000 voluntary organisations, the majority of them small. 92% of our members are charities with an income under £1 million - and most have an income of under £30,000. Supporting small charities and voluntary organisations to make a bigger difference is a vital part of our work.

Our four pillars of support

We engage with small charities every day through our four pillars of support. And we’re here for everyone who works or volunteers at a charity or voluntary organisation.

Further support and information

  • If you’re a charity or voluntary organisation with an annual income of under £30,000, you can become an NCVO member for free. The cost of membership is dependent on your organisation’s annual income. With membership you get 30% off our online and face-to-face training, and much more.
  • The FSI supports the UK’s small charity sector through the delivery of free advice and heavily subsidised training in strategy, governance, fundraising and impact.
  • Small Charities Data is a digital research hub that brings together the latest and best available data on small charities in the UK.
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