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PRESS RELEASE FROM: IOF Black Fundraisers UK
AVOCADO Lite: Foundation Series
Growing the Seeds for small BAME charities
For years, IOF Black Fundraisers UK has been developing, responding to and improving the support available for small charitable organisations in the UK. In that time, these small largely BAME led organisations have consistently complained about the limited affordable opportunities available to help develop their organisational expertise and help them become more sustainable.
Now Black Fundraisers UK are very pleased to launch a series of short training videos: AVOCADO Lite: Foundation series. These videos will be freely available on our website from August 18, 2017 and will bridge the gap between what is needed and what is currently available for small charities. This series complements our AVOCADO programme which is funded by the Tudor Trust and specifically designed to provide capacity building support for operational excellence to small charities in Birmingham, Southwark and Lambeth.
Carol Chair of BF-UK and AVOCADO project director said:
“According to the NCVO, non-profit organisations have lost more than £4bn in grants from the government over the last decade and there is little to suggest that this trajectory is going to change in the face of austerity. Inevitably small charities are often the hardest hit and consequently the most vulnerable and deprived in our communities, who they serve tirelessly. Furthermore, with their limited capacity and knowledge of the rapidly changing regulatory landscape, they are now likely to face the toughest times they have faced in years and to fall foul of new laws which many of them are completely unaware of.
The AVOCADO Lite: Foundation series will provide information that is relevant to small charities, as well as provide useful links to more information and resources. The series does not reinvent the wheel, but instead, breaks the information down in a way that is easily digestible and readily accessible for these organisations. Black Fundraisers UK is grateful to our Funder (Tudor Trust) for making this possible.”
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.blackfundraisers.org
NOTES TO EDITORS:
AVOCADO is a two year programme launched in 2016 to build the capacity of BAME organisations. The learning from the first year of the programme will be published late 2017.
The second year of the programme will be launched in the last quarter of 2017, and we will be inviting more participants to join the programme in due course.
The programme is funded by Tudor Trust, which is a strong supporter of the work to support small BAME groups.