Centre for Social Justice sets up a Foundation for small UK charities to ensure their voice is heard by policy makers in Westminster

The Centre for Social Justice has set up a Foundation for grassroots charities.

Figures from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) show that some 97% of charities have an annual income of less than £1 million, with almost 50% of all charities having an income of less than £10,000.

This has inspired the Centre for Social Justice to set up the CSJ Foundation, based on the belief that while grassroots charities across the country have a wealth of knowledge and knowhow about the best way to prevent and address poverty, they are often unheard and underfunded.  

The CSJ Foundation will also make the case for forgotten regions. Local offices have been set up in the North West and East Midlands, with plans to also open in Scotland, the North East and East Anglia. 

Andy Cook, Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice, said:

“Small, front-line charities are the unsung heroes of the pandemic, where some of the most effective poverty interventions are invented, but they have also been the hardest hit.  Our aim is to bring their brilliance to the attention of Westminster policy makers, and along the way, provide a platform for philanthropists to identify and support their work.”

If you are charity doing great work, the Foundation would love to hear from you. The Foundation can be contacted at hello@csjfoundation.org.uk, while the Foundation’s website can be accessed at this LINK.

Source: UK Fundraising