Charities invited to free fundraising training day

The Government has announced a free training day for small charities to brush up on their fundraising skills.

The day will focus on small, local charities to develop their skills and generate more funds to support their work.

Taking place on 16 December 2016, courses range from face-to-face workshops to online learning, support from skilled volunteers and a Twitter Q&A.

Topics will include fundraising from Trusts and Foundations, how to design a fundraising strategy and how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The training is part of the Government’s support for Local Charities Day, which is aimed to help charities thrive and demonstrate the great work they do.

Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, said: “Local Charities Day on December 16 will give us all a chance to celebrate the fantastic work being done by small, local charities across the whole country. Their dedication and hard work deserves to be recognised and I hope people everywhere show their support both in the lead up and on the day.

“But more than recognition, by investing in a further small charities training package, introducing a Bill to simplify the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and backing fundraising campaigns like ‘Grow Your Tenner’, we are creating a sustainable environment in which smaller charities can develop valuable skills and raise more money for such worthy causes.”

Charities and community groups with an annual income of up to £1 million and have a local focus can sign up here.