Nisa has announced that its Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity and the Small Charities Coalition have agreed a two-year partnership.

As part of the agreement, the MADL charity will fund a full-time administrator role at the Small Charities Coalition to help raise the profile of small charities across the UK.

The new administrator will also work alongside the MADL team to introduce Nisa retailers to small charties in their local area.

Nisa is also celebrating 10 years since the MADL charity was introduced.

Nisa’s head of charity Kate Carroll said: “I’m delighted that we’ve formed this partnership with the Small Charities Coalition and am really looking forward to working closely with Mandy and her fabulous team to the benefit of both of our members.

“Making a Difference Locally exists to build stronger local communities by supporting small charities and community causes that would otherwise struggle for funds. The strategic partnership between our two organisations will benefit small charities UK-wide, demonstrating our commitment to being a responsible funder whilst promoting the many benefits of being a part of the Small Charities Coalition.”

Mandy Johnson, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, said: “As a small charity ourselves, the Small Charities Coalition provides support such as training, advice and mentoring. We are loud and opinionated when it comes to making it clear to the public and decision-makers that small charities are an integral part of society.

“In our communities, on our streets, up and down the country - small charities are doing incredible work, often with little recognition. We won’t let their work go unseen. We are so pleased to be working with Making a Difference Locally - it is wonderful to have a partner that is as committed to small charities as we are. We look forward to working with the team at MADL to make sure that more small charities get the support they deserve.”