Local Charities Day returns this year on Friday 14 December, celebrating the work that local charities do to build thriving communities across the country. The day builds on the work of the government’s recently published Civil Society Strategy, in which the government has committed to enhancing relationships between businesses, charities and local areas, to help communities grow.
2018’s Charity Day aims to highlight the importance of giving by encouraging people to pledge their time to a local charity, alongside championing the life-changing work of local charities, while shining a huge spotlight on local charity champions – the unsung heroes who always go the extra mile for their charity, the people and causes they support.
Local charities can get involved by:
o Using the #LocalCharitiesDay hashtag to share what you’ll be doing on Local Charities Day;
o Download the social media toolkit;
o #pledgeYOURtime to a local charity and share your pledge on social media;
o Nominate a Local Charities Champion;
o Add the #LocalCharitiesDay Twibbon to your social media channels; and/or
o Explore the Local Charities Day map to find charities near you. If you’re a local charity, you can also add your details.
On Friday 14 December, you can also:
o Show your support using the #LocalCharitiesDay hashtag on your social media channels;
o From 9am: Share your stories, images, links, videos, pledges and champions to show your support;
o Has a local charity helped you? Use the day to talk about their work and how they’ve supported you. Volunteer with or support a local charity? Champion your work and the causes it supports;
o 10-11am: head over to Foundation for Social Improvement’s (FSI) Facebook page to watch a live training webinar for charities wanting to learn more about community & events fundraising. You can also follow them now for latest news and updates; and
o 12-1pm: take part in the lunchtime Power Hour and #pledgeYOURtime to show your support for a local charity.
Further information about Charities Day 2018 can be found on the Local Charities Day webpages.