FSI's Policy Day at the House of Lords

Yesterday, P1 Marine Foundation attended the reception hosted by Baroness Masham of Ilton in the House of Lords to mark Policy Day and bring together policymakers with small charities to discuss pressing issues for our sector.

Over the last three years, Policy Day, has grown as policymakers from national and local government recognise the importance of better engaging with the small charity sector. Policy Day is part of Small Charities Week organised by the FSI and is all about promoting the work of the small charity sector and providing them with opportunities to raise funds and their profile.

Today’s Policy Day is the culmination of a year of work, especially in the publication of the Small Charities, Communities & Localism Report looking at how small charities perceive the government’s Localism agenda. This is an eye-opening piece of research for government and points to an all-round need to do better in communicating with the sector.

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) was established by Emma Harrison CBE (Founding Chairman) and Pauline Broomhead (Founding CEO) to deliver strategic skills to small charities and local community groups through a year-round programme of training and conference learning.