A December date to celebrate local charities

The first Local Charities Day, already trailed by minister for civil society Rob Wilson, is now set to take place on 16th December.

The minister announced the date at an event run by Civil Society News – see their coverage (the speech is on the government’s website, titled ‘Local charity day: Rob Wilson speech‘).

“Local Charities Day will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas.”

See the official announcement for a little more info. Presumably this is England only, unless other parts of the UK opt to rush into a new pre-Christmas event.