Today we announce our support of the Small But Mighty campaign to secure the survival of the small international development charities sector and the transformational impact our collective work has on millions of lives around the world.
Despite our best efforts, nearly half of the 10,000+ small international development charities in the UK could be forced to close by the Spring as a result of Covid. The collapse of the sector would have devestating results, pushing millions more people around the world back into lives of extreme poverty and undoing decades of work to get children into school, to create and build enterprises, to protect the natural world, to fight malnutrition and to prevent the spread of deadly diseases.
We are calling on the UK government to commit to a £50million package of support over 2 years to help save the small international development charities sector and to help us continue the fight against Covid and to build back a better future for Britain and the world.
But we cannot do this alone and we need your help to amplify our voice and that of the thousands of small international development charities like African Promise.
You can support the Small But Mighty campaign by taking any of the following actions:
1) Shout about our work, or that of any other small international development charity you support, on social media using the hashtag #SmallButMighty;
2) Write to your local MP using the following template
3) Reach out to anyone in your network who you think could take up and promote this campaign and help get the attention of the UK government and wider British public.
Please help us raise a rallying cry for support. Thank you.
The Small But Mighty campaign is an initiative of the Small International Development Charities Network (SIDCN), a network of small international development charities across the UK which have come together to raise our voices, and fight for the communities we serve. These charities are driven by passionate founders and staff, engage thousands of volunteers both in the UK and abroad, and are embedded in communities in every corner of the UK. SIDCN is a CIO, and registered charity in England and Wales (1191805).