Campaign to raise profile about vital charity work

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THE vital work of small charities is celebrated all this week in Small Charity Week.

Set up by the Foundation for Social Improvement in 2010, this year Small Charity Week runs until Saturday.

Each day of the week has a different focus, but all aim to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector in the UK.

Leader of West Sussex County Council Louise Goldsmith said: ‘Small charities make a huge difference to vulnerable people across the UK, often working to an extremely tight budget.

‘Their work really is essential to so many and they perform a vital role within communities which isn’t always recognised.

‘Small charities rely heavily on voluntary help and donations from local people – please help support small charities in your community.’

Charities and organisations in West Sussex can apply for funding from the County Council’s Community Initiative Fund. To apply, visit westsussex.gov.uk.

To find out more visit smallcharityweek.com.