Small charities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have been invited to apply for free membership to the Charity Finance Group (CFG) under its new Small Charities Membership Bursary (SCMB) initiative.
The CFG is a not-for-profit organisation that helps the charity sector “champion” the best financial management, governance and leadership.
According to the group, small charities can apply for a bursary that will bring them “all the benefits of CFG membership” for free, such as policy briefings, sector insights and professional development opportunities.
It comes after the Garfield Weston Foundation donated £30,000 to provide full membership bursaries for nearly 200 small charities impacted by Covid-19 disruption.
To apply, your small charity or community group must be based in the UK, have an annual income of £1m or less and be able to demonstrate the impact of the pandemic on their organisation.
Commenting on the SCMB scheme, CEO Caron Bradshaw said: “We all know what an incredibly difficult year it has been for those who work tirelessly in organisations that deliver public benefit. This pandemic has hit smaller charities and community groups particularly hard, with many struggling to survive at a time when they have been never more needed.
“We want to help and inspire as many of those charities as we possibly can, and so we’re delighted to launch this new bursary scheme today. Whether they are former CFG members or not, those who successfully apply will discover many benefits of being part of our community. We look forward to welcoming them.”
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