Budgets, Management Accounts and Cash Flow Forecasting- OLDBURY

Thursday, 25 May 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


Crowe Clark Whitehill Black Country House Rounds Green Rd, OLDBURY, B69 2DG


Please park in Crowe Clark Whitehall spaces at the front of Black Country House or at the rear of the building in spaces numbered 28-34. These can be found on the left hand side as you drive in and are marked with green paint by the number.

Once you have parked, please go to the ground floor reception where you will be directed to our offices.

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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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