Budgets, Management Accounts and Cash Flow Forecasting - Cardiff FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017, 09:15 - 13:00


*A small charity for this programme is defined as a charity whose annual income is £1million or less*


This half day training course will give a sound basic foundation to equip those who work with finances of small groups and small charities. This course focuses on understanding and developing budgets, cash flow forecasts, and management accounts. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the key principles and methods in order to:

  • Understand what a budget is and how to develop them.
  • Learn how you can use budgets to support funding requests.
  • Be able to understand, plan and develop a cash flow forecast.
  • Understand what management accounts are and why they are useful.

Who should attend?
Those who work with the finances and money handling in a small charity or a small group. This can be a volunteer, treasurer, finance person, or other manager/CEO.

Charity Finance Group (CFG) in partnership with Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.




Registration and refreshments



This session will help you understand the areas for consideration when you are drawing up a budget including:

Learn how to calculate your resources in line with your objectives

An outline of what information to include and how to present it

Working with unrestricted vs restricted funds


Project budgets and presenting for funding

Learn how and when project budgets are used

What to include in a project budget

Defining direct and support costs of projects

How project budgets can support funding requests




Cash flow forecasting

What is cash flow forecasting?
Why is it important?
How to prepare a cash flow forecast


Management accounts

What are management accounts?
Why are management accounts useful?
How to present management accounts
Using management accounts



There is a travel bursary scheme available for those who live in rural areas and need some additional financial support to travel to the trainings; this scheme is for those who live a fair distance from the nearest training session and whose organisation has less than £50,000 annual income. If you would like to apply for the travel bursary please click here to complete the form.

Venue Details


WCVA, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5FH , CARDIFF

Directions to Baltic House

Trains run frequently (every 15 minutes) from Cardiff Queen Street station to Cardiff Bay.  The Cardiff Bay railway station is situated at Bute Street.  On exit of the station cross over Bute Street and walk down West Bute Street until you reach ‘The Point’ church.  Take a right until you reach the City Bar. Take a left and Baltic House is on the next right, opposite the Coal Exchange.

By bus

Buses run approx. every 15 minutes from Wyndham Arcade (St. Mary’s Street). Catching the number 35 bus, alight at the end of Bute Street outside Cardiff Bay railway station. Cross over Bute Street and walk down West Bute Street until you reach ‘The Point’ church.  Take a right until you reach the City Bar. Take a left and Baltic House is on the next right, opposite the Coal Exchange.

There is also the Baycar bus service which leaves Queen Street railway station every 10 minutes (journey takes approximately 10 minutes), alight at the Wales Millennium Centre. Walk down towards the main traffic lights at Bute Street, cross over the lights and walk up James Street. Take the second right, then first left and Baltic House is opposite the Coal Exchange.

By car from the M4

Leave the motorway at Junction 33 – the Cardiff West service exit.
Follow the A4232 – Cardiff Bay is sign-posted from the M4.
Leave the A4232 just before the Butetown Tunnels sign-posted ‘Techniquest’.
Take the first exit at the roundabout and then the first left, proceed to the crossroads and the entrance to Mount Stuart Square is opposite.


• Pay and display parking available on Mount Stuart Square
• Multi-storey car park opposite Techniquest
• Pay and display parking available at Techniquest – about 5 minute walk

Disabled access via James Street entrance

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Bookings & Prices


  • Attendee - £20.00;

All CFG’s training sessions for small charities are supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to keep costs low. There is a fee of just £20 for each half day training. You can book by pressing on the book now button at the bottom of this page.

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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