CFG launches small charities finance training project

Charity Finance Group has launched a Small Charities Programme to provide practical training and resources to smaller organisations across England and Wales, to support them with managing their finances.

The programme aims to develop the knowledge and financial capabilities of small charities (with an annual income of up to a million pounds), helping them to inform their decision making, improving their resilience and increasing the difference they make in their communities.

The training is split into covers five key themes:

  • Budgets, Management Accounts and Cash Flow Forecasting
  • How to Prepare Your Reporting
  • Introduction to paying people
  • Bank Accounts, Outsourcing, Accounting Principles and Managing Risk
  • Gift Aid and how to claim it, Trading and VAT

The dedicated website is now live with links to resources and details of the courses already available.

As reported by Charity Times, the programme will run to the end of August 2017, with an evaluation to be published after its completion. NAVCA and Small Charities Coalition are partnering with CFG on delivering the Small Charities Programme, which is being supported by a £135,000 grant from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.