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The Small Charities Programme

Charity Finance Group (CFG) is the networking body providing support for finance professionals working across the charity sector. CFG s Small Charities programme provides practical finance training and resources for charities with an income of £1m or less across England and Wales, developing their knowledge and capabilities.

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A focus on small charities, NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac, small charities.#Small #charities


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A focus on small charities

It’s Small Charity Week and time to recognise and reflect on the work of smaller charities. A recent report published by IPPR North highlighted the importance of small charities in wider society, arguing that they are most likely to be rooted and embedded in communities, often engaging with local problems and the hardest to reach people. Yet paradoxically, research commissioned by TSB to coincide with Small Charity Week also demonstrated that many people are unaware of the small charities in their local area. This may in turn impact how much funding they receive to do their work.

We summarise here what we know about small charities from Almanac data, including who they are, where they operate and what they do.

How small is small?

There is no one definition of ‘small’. The Small Charities Coalition for example defines small charities as those with an income under £1m. However, for NCVO’s Almanac, we define ‘micro’ charities as those with an income under £10,000 and ‘small’ charities as those with an income under £100,000. NCVO also recently carried out a detailed analysis of charities with an income between £25,000 and £1m, so here we will focus on the very smallest charities with an income under £100,000.

What data do we have for small organisations?

From the point of view of the Almanac, which is based on information from charities’ accounts, we have relatively limited data for micro and small organisations due to the low reporting requirements from the Charity Commission [1] . However, as part of the Almanac we do take a sample of accounts for these organisations and extract detailed information that gives us a more in depth understanding their finances.

Here, we use both the latest data from the Charity Commission (downloaded in May 2016) and some breakdowns of data from our 2013/14 Almanac data.

The bulk of the sector consists of small charities and they mostly work locally

  • There are over 100,000 registered small charities in England and Wales, nearly 80% of all charities. Around half of all small charities have an income between £1 and £10,000.
  • Overall income for these organisations totals £1.9bn and spending at £2.2bn. Spending exceeds income for all four income bands. This may be partly because they are drawing on assets in addition to income, but may also indicate they are running a deficit.

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  • Our data supports IPPR North’s research showing that the vast majority (c.70-80%) of small organisations of all sizes work in their local area.

Area of operation for small charities, by income band, May 2016 (%)

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  • The geographical distribution of small charities does not differ greatly from the general distribution of charities, with more organisations both overall and per 1,000 of the population in the South East, South West and East of England.
  • The biggest disparity is in London, where there are far fewer smaller charities; this reflects what we know from our Navigating Change report that smaller charities are more likely to be based in rural areas.

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Small charities work in diverse ways

  • The smallest charities are not simply made up of PTAs, village halls and scout groups, they cover a diverse range of activities, as with larger charities. The biggest number work in social services and culture and recreation.

Number of small charities by sub-sector (ICNPO), May 2016

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Income and spending patterns are different for smaller charities

  • Small charities’ funding mix differs somewhat from large charities. For example, 70% of income for micro charities comes from individuals, with only around 8% coming from government, around two-thirds of which is from local government. Nearly 20% of their income comes from investments.
  • By contrast, for charities over £100,000, government contributes between 30-40% of overall income and income from individuals around 40-45%, with investment income generally constituting less than 10% of income.
  • Around 35% of spending for micro charities is in the form of grants, compared with a 13% average for the sector, and overall they spend 90% on grants and charitable activities, compared with 85% average for the sector.

Income sources for charities by income band, 2013/14 (% of overall income)

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Are we asking the right questions?

The size of an organisation does not directly reflect its output or impact. At the moment we lack the data to fully understand the difference that many smaller charities are making in their local communities, and to wider society. Their relatively small income and spending is unlikely to be a reflection of the scope of their overall activity, not least as smaller organisations are more likely to be run and managed by volunteers. Only 1.8% of micro organisations and 6.7% of small organisations have paid staff, compared with over 80% of organisations over £1m. Indeed, our analysis of fundraising efficiency shows that micro charities generate the highest ratio of income per pound (£10.34 for every £1 spent), precisely because their costs are so much lower.

There are also a vast number of organisations that are too small to register and that we cannot capture with our data. Research from 2001 [2] for example estimates an additional 600,000 such unincorporated groups and organisations.

Small charities operate quite differently to other charities. As a result, rather than directly comparing small and large charities, we may need to re-frame how we think about the smallest charities altogether.


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THE DATES FOR 2017: 19th-24th June

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Use the high profile created by Small Charity Week and run your own charity event during the 19th-24th June 2017 which will be promoted on the Small Charity Week website.

Click the link below to register your event or view the full list of events to see what is happening near you.

I ♥ Small Charities Day

Small Charity Week kicks off with a day devoted to raising the profile of small charities everywhere – click to find out how to participate in our national competitions which offer cash prizes!

Big Advice Day

A day of free 1:1 support across the country tailored to your organisation.

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Policy Day

Policy Day is a chance for small charities to engage with policy makers and influencers via a reception in London and local events across the UK.

Fundraising Day

A range of fundraising opportunities to take advantage of. Choose the ones that suit you best from those available and raise some money for your cause.

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NCVO: Boost small charities with dormant assets funding

Charities can expect to see little rise in income from donations or government, with earned income the best prospect for future growth, the charity sector’s representative body said today.

Authoritative new data on the charity sector’s finances published today by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) shows that income from government is at best flat-lining for most of the sector, while the charity representative body forecasts a challenging public fundraising environment as a consequence of broader economic conditions.

NCVO said that local charities should be helped with money from dormant assets to establish their future sustainability.

NCVO data shows the charity sector overall saw modest growth, with total income rising to £45.5bn in 2014/15, the year for which the data is newly available, from £44.3bn in 2013/14 (in 14/15 terms).

Government income static

Income from government increased around 1% overall, to £15.3bn. Income from local government, both in contracts and grants, continued to decline from its 2010 level, as local authorities tightened their spending. Income from central government has grown in total but the rise has been almost entirely driven by a relatively small number of grants and contracts going to the very largest charities.

Rise in donations unlikely

Meanwhile, Office of Budget Responsibility forecasts for household income predict no substantial growth over the coming years. NCVO analysis shows that charity giving is broadly correlated with household income, suggesting it may therefore be difficult for charities to grow donations from the public.

Earned income continues to grow

The main growth area for charities in recent years has been in earned income. While donations from the public grew only 6% between 2007/08 and 2014/15 (£7.19bn to £7.65bn), earned income from the public grew 35% over the same period (£7.74bn to £10.45bn). Charities’ earned income includes fees for their services and also income from selling goods or services to raise money.

Help small charities with dormant assets cash

NCVO reiterated its manifesto call for forthcoming money from dormant assets to be used to capitalise small charities in order to give them a leg up with earning income.

Charities have been becoming increasingly entrepreneurial in recent times. With no realistic prospect of an overall increase in government spending and what look to be tough public fundraising conditions, this is a trend that will have to continue if the sector is to see growth in the next few years.

While some charities will doubtless buck these trends the picture for small and medium charities in particular looks challenging.

The next government could boost local charities and community groups for a generation by using the money from dormant assets to endow community foundations with investment that can generate returns to support charities for a generation to come. They could also help communities buy assets that are important to them, putting them under the control of local people through charities and community groups.

Notes

All figures are in 2014/15 terms.

NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac is the authoritative source of information on the sector’s finances. It is created through the analysis of a sample of around 8,000 charities’ accounts, as submitted to the Charity Commission. It is used by the ONS in their calculations for the sector’s contribution to the economy. 2014/15 is the latest data available as charities have up to 10 months from their year-end to submit their accounts to the Commission.

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Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and NICK CORASANITI

August 3, 2016

Donald J. Trump all but erased his enormous fund-raising disadvantage against Hillary Clinton in the span of just two months, according to figures released by his campaign on Wednesday, converting the passion of his core followers into a flood of small donations on a scale rarely seen in national politics.

Mr. Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $64 million through a joint digital and mail effort in July, according to his campaign, the bulk of it from small donations. All told, Mr. Trump and his party brought in $82 million last month, only slightly behind Mrs. Clinton ’s $90 million, and ended with $74 million on hand, suggesting he might now have the resources to compete with Mrs. Clinton in the closing stretch of the campaign.

“She’s been doing this for 20 years,” said Steven Mnuchin, a New York investor who is Mr. Trump’s finance chairman. “We’ve been doing it for two months.” More than two-thirds of the $64 million had come online, Mr. Mnuchin said.

The new figures indicate a major shift in Mr. Trump’s campaign, which until recent months was largely funded by hat and T-shirt sales and by Mr. Trump’s wallet. And they suggest that Mr. Trump has the potential to be the first Republican nominee whose campaign could be financed chiefly by grass-roots supporters pitching in $10 or $25 apiece, echoing the success of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont during the Democratic primary.

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The numbers released by the Trump campaign Wednesday are preliminary; official figures — including money spent on direct mail, which is typically expensive, and a precise breakdown of total cash raised in small increments — will become available when Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton file formal reports with the Federal Election Commission this month.

Moreover, Mr. Trump’s surge is coming very late in the campaign, at a point where advertising rates climb and the chance to invest in a long-term digital and campaign infrastructure is long past.

And Mrs. Clinton’s own fund-raising operation is rapidly expanding as well. In a Twitter post on Wednesday. a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton said that her campaign and a joint fund-raising operation with the Democratic National Committee had $102 million on hand, not including cash held directly by the party.

But Mr. Trump’s announcement suggests that after months of dithering and false starts. he has begun to exploit an opportunity: marrying his powerful credibility among grass-roots Republicans with targeted small-donor fund-raising, particularly online, where Mr. Trump’s website features buttons soliciting $50, $25 and even $10 contributions.

At the end of May, Mr. Trump reported barely more than $1.3 million in cash, alarming Republicans, who feared a financial rout by Mrs. Clinton.

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Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 nominee and a wealthy man in his own right, was never able to stoke intense enthusiasm among small donors and relied disproportionately on big ones. During July of that year, for example, Mr. Romney and the Republican National Committee reported raising a total of just $19 million from contributions of less than $200.

Mr. Trump was able to ramp up quickly in part through a digital operation set up by the R.N.C. since that campaign. Even before Mr. Trump was the nominee, the party built out its email list and tested ways of targeting small donors.

With that in place, party officials unleashed a pent-up desire by rank-and-file Republicans to donate to a candidate who has bluntly attacked lobbyists and big donors. While Mr. Trump accepted online donations during the primary season, he did not send out an email solicitation until late June — which brought in $3 million alone, an indication of the well of money available to him.

The campaign has also raised money by promising to match small donations out of Mr. Trump’s pocket, a tactic available only to wealthy candidates.

“There was always that potential, but you didn’t have candidates who were as uniquely positioned in the same way that Trump is,” said Patrick Ruffini, a Republican strategist who ran digital fund-raising at the Republican National Committee under President George W. Bush.

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But Mr. Trump’s surge also emphasizes the complication for Republicans in having him at the head of their party. He is relying more on small-donor fund-raising in part because he has faced opposition from some of the party’s biggest patrons, such as Meg Whitman, a California business executive, who said Monday that she was so disgusted with Mr. Trump that she would vote for Mrs. Clinton.

To bolster his low-dollar fund-raising, Mr. Trump and his team are now working to assuage the broader pool of affluent Republican donors and fund-raisers. In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has laid off his criticisms of the party’s donor class and scheduled an array of formal fund-raising events for Republican donors in money centers like Florida and New York.

Moreover, even as his name and followers are helping fund Republican get-out-the-vote efforts around the country, Mr. Trump is feuding with the party’s senior leadership, pointedly refusing to endorse prominent Republicans facing Trump-inspired primary opponents, such as the one challenging Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, the House speaker.

And it is the Republican National Committee that is providing much of the technical expertise that has allowed Mr. Trump to quickly increase his low-dollar fund-raising, some Republican officials said.

Even as relations fray between Mr. Trump and some fellow Republicans, the party and Mr. Trump each needs the other. And Mr. Trump, as the nominee and the fund-raising tent pole for the party, may have the upper hand.

“Under normal circumstances, the party would have money as leverage,” Mr. Ruffini said. “They could cut off fund-raising to a candidate who misbehaves. And that leverage has been taken completely away.”


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Small and local charities up for 1,250 cash prize in Britain’s Best Volunteer award 2014

Markel UK, the specialist charity insurer and Small Charities Coalition, the support organisation for small charities, have come together to launch the Britain’s Best Volunteer award, to reward those who volunteer their time to help small, local charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

The UK public will be given the opportunity to nominate a volunteer who they think best deserves the award. Nominations will be judged against a range of criteria including how long they have volunteered for; if they have overcome personal challenges; how their work has inspired others; and the impact their work has had on their charity.

The winner of the award will receive £1,250 for the charity or charities of their choice and a personal prize of a holiday voucher worth £1,000. Runners up will receive £250 for a charity of their choice and a personal prize of an iPad mini.

From today members of the public will be able to make their nominations online at https://www.markeluk.com/britains-best-volunteer/nominate-vote. which will remain open until February 21.

Following the nomination stage, a judging panel of Alex Swallow, CEO of Small Charities Coalition, Michael Scott, Investing in Volunteers Manager of NCVO, the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector, and Andy Partington, Director of Markel UK, will select a shortlist of finalists who will be eligible to win the Britain’s Best Volunteer award. Members of the public will then be able to vote online for their favourite finalist from March 3 to March 21.

Nominees must be over 18 and must be volunteers for a charity or community group with an income of less than £1m. Volunteers may hold any position within the organisation providing they are unpaid.

Andy Partington, from Markel UK said: “Whilst the spotlight is often on the larger, national charitable organisations, those involved with smaller charities within their own communities make a tremendous impact. We wanted to give people the chance to celebrate the outstanding and dedicated work that so many people give to the smaller, local charities, as well as giving the winner something to enjoy and their organisation some financial support. The finalists will also have the opportunity to talk about what they and their charity do, and that should help in their visibility and their fundraising.”

Alex Swallow at Small Charities Coalition added: “The great work of smaller charities can often slip under the radar. It’s thanks to volunteers all over the UK that these smaller charities and organisations can continue to thrive, so we wanted to highlight and recognise the efforts of these outstanding individuals.”

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