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Rob Wilson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Civil Society

Every day thousands of people around the country working in small, local charities are giving their time, expertise and goodwill to help improve the lives of others in our communities.

On 16 December we will be leading the first ever Local Charities Day, shining a spotlight on all of this fantastic work and celebrating the dedication and commitment of those involved. And we need everyone to take part. We want to highlight the small community groups and charities that are making a real difference to people’s lives and celebrate the unsung heroes working to improve their local neighbourhoods.


On the day itself, there are lots of ways to get involved through social media. Using our hashtag #LocalCharitiesDay you can post images of your local charity in action. It could be a community group you work for or perhaps a local cause that’s close to your heart.

We want to hear about the great work being done up and down the country, every day of the week.

You can also show your support now by signing up to our #LocalCharitiesDay Thunderclap now:

Training opportunities

If you work for a local charity there’s also some training available to help make the most of your skills.


Local Charities Day will allow us to join together in saying a huge thank you to the small, local charities that are making a difference to so many.

Get involved in #LocalCharitiesDay ahead of 16 December


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