Take early action on financial difficulties, says Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has published a set of reports as part of a wider programme to explore the financial resilience of the sector and highlight wider lessons for charities. The report launch forms the start of a campaign to communicate the wider lessons for charities.

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Support to get trustees considering social investment

The trustees and committee members of charities and social enterprises are the target of a new campaign to help them understand the risks and opportunities of social investment.

The Get Informed campaign has been launched by Big Society Capital along with Association of Chairs, Honorary Treasurers Forum and Cass Centre for Charity Excellence. The Charity Commission (England and Wales) is also involved, following its research that revealed “skilled and engaged boards” were better able to consider alternative funding methods to achieve their strategy.

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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.

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