Day 2 - Big Advice Day! #SmallCharityWeek

Day 2 - Big Advice Day! #SmallCharityWeek

Good quality advice can be hard to find for small charities.

Often, lack of resources mean that they are unable to access solicitors or management consultants, and there may be long waits for pro bono support.

The Big Advice Day 2019, hosted by the Foundation for Social Improvement, provides free advice to charities on a wide range of issues. Such is the level of demand for this, that the main event is already fully booked - although it’s still possible for charities to book on the Speed matching event TODAY that connects media volunteer specialists to particular needs. Click here.

Speed Matching event location and contact details

  • Date: 18 June
  • Time: 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Cost:  Free
  • Address: Verizon, London, WC1V 6EA
  • Website
  • Contact person: Kassandra Gordon
  • Contact email:

But did you know that, if you’re a Southwark based charity, Community Southwark is able to offer you the same advice and support all services year round?

And, most of it is provided free – either by our staff or our pool of specialist volunteers.

We run training programmes - free to Southwark based groups - on areas such as ‘Setting up a non profit organisation’; ‘Finance Made Easy’; ‘Fundraising Made Easy’ and ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’ – to name just a few.

Check out our upcoming training here, which can be booked via Eventbrite.

We also have free resources on our website for you to use, on issues such as Governance and Leadership; Staffing and Volunteering; Finance; Safeguarding; Information on needs in Southwark; and lists of local services, and venues.  

You can ring us on 020 7358 7200 to get advice on questions on any area affecting your charity and if we can’t answer it straight off, we can refer you to someone who can. Phone, or email

In addition to this, we can match you with a mentor from a Corporate via our Involve programme. For in depth work, we can offer you consultancy at extremely competitive prices: contact

And, for advice, support and training on recruiting and managing volunteers, or for those wishing to find voluntary work, you can call our volunteer service on 02073587020 or email

So don’t delay … contact us today!


Useful toolkits


As part of Small Charity Week the FSI and Small Charity Week partners will also be releasing a range of free informative toolkits for your small charity during the week. Keep an eye on the website for more information about this and the competition here.


Other Support

Please get in touch if you would like any support for your charity, we deliver a range of consultancy services designd specifically to help, email:


Our Southwark Giving team offers meaningful and needs-led bespoke volunteering in Southwark through practical team challenges and skills-based volunteering for individuals and teams, get in touch:

If you have an inside or outside space that needs improvement, our INVOLVE team can help, email:


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