Tomorrow should be the London marathon and there is a 2.6 Challenge to 'save the UK's charities'.
We are a relatively small charity with low income (£30,000 last financial year) and expenditure (£45,000 last year) yet, we think, a high impact.
Our income comes from individuals, local projects, businesses and church donations and we are thankful that those will continue. However a significant amount of income is from talks and book donations (£6333 last financial year) and our work at festivals (£4450) most of which is likely to not happen (we had 10 talks booked April and May!)
We have had no success recently at grant funding (except one to increase the hours of our Yorkshire coordinator) as a lot of grants don't fund national bodies such as CNI Network.
Every small UK charity is likely to be in the same situation but we are asking our friends, supporters, local projects and those who like what we do to consider making a one off donation to CNI Network to help make up the shortfall. If every Facebook / Twitter friend gave £2.60 that would make up a significant amount - cnietwork.org/donate for ways to give.
Thanks to those who do invest in what we do - your support means a lot.