As a CFG member, you belong to the UK’s largest and most vibrant community of finance professionals in the charity sector. Read on to discover just some of the ways you can get involved and make the most of CFG’s collective knowledge and expertise.


Connecting you with fellow professionals is one of our core aims. Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet regularly in a friendly and focused space to share knowledge, ideas and network. The number of groups is growing and we are always looking to develop more.

Our current special interest groups are:

  • Finance in Grantmaking
  • Large Charities
  • Overseas
  • Community Accounting
  • Arts Sector
  • Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

Discover more on our Special Interest Group

We also have online discussion groups where charity finance professionals can come together and ask questions of their peers – sharing valuable information and experiences which is what our community is all about.  Any questions? Want to know more? Let us know!

“Looking after finance for a small charity on the Cornish coast can be a lonely job at times, but CFG has provided a lifeline, making sure I feel part of a community of professionals”

With the aid of Garfield Weston, we have welcomed more small charities into our membership, who are hugely valued as part of our charity finance community.

We have a:

  • Financial strategy and contingency planning
  • Mental health and wellbeing in the charity sector
  • The changing face of risk
  • Charity cyber risk
  • Choosing your independent examiner


And, don’t miss our Guides for Small Charities, these are bite-sized back to basics guides which cover a range of topics relating to charity finance and leadership.

CFG is committed to engaging with government, regulators and think-tanks, and working with others to improve the operating environment for all charities and social change organisations. We’re proud to be part of the conversations that matter, influencing and leading from the front. Our members are key to this vital work - add your voice and influence for a better future.

CFG is an active voice in and for the sector.  Our charities and inflation event, took a deep dive into government announcements of direct relevance to the charity sector. You can learn more about our take on levelling up and charities, and read our response to a government consultation on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance.  This is only a small sample of the work we undertake every day to amplify the voices of our members to help enable them to work in a positive environment.

Want to find out more about our policy and representation work? Drop us a line or take a look at our News section on our website.