Small Charities Membership Bursary

Thanks to a generous grant from Garfield Weston Foundation, we were able to offer free membership for one year to small charities in the UK that have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

Our Small Charities Membership Grant (2020/21) is now closed.


The Small Charities Membership Bursary kindly supported by The Garfield Weston Foundation is now closed. We are pleased that we have been able to welcome 196 small charities who were able to make use of this bursary.  

Membership opportunities are still open to small charities.  

How CFG supports our small charity members

If you’re managing finances in a small charity, you’ll know how challenging it is to address day-to-day and strategic issues when every corner of the organisation has been impacted by Covid and the economic environment.

CFG is the charity which inspires a financially confident, dynamic and trustworthy charity sector. CFG membership connects a unique, vibrant community of charity finance professionals who are passionate about delivering for their beneficiaries.

We support our small charity members with:

  • Access to peer-to-peer support and learning through our thriving community
  • Specialist helplines where you can contact our corporate members for expert advice covering:
    • Managing financial difficulties
    • Accounting and Tax
    • General legal advice
    • HR and Employment law advice
    • Pensions
    • Property
    • Recruitment issues in COVID-19
  • A comprehensive events and training programme that boosts your CPD, with financial savings through exclusive member discounts
  • Special interest groups which provide a lifeline to connect with others in your field and gain deeper insight and support on sector-specific issues
  • A mentoring programme to help unlock your potential
  • Regular free webinars on key topics exclusively available to members
  • Our monthly membership magazine, Finance Focus, keeping you up-to-date on the most pressing issues and thought leadership in the sector
  • Online resources and publications
  • The opportunity to input on policy consultations so CFG can continue to raise the voices of our members in our fight for a better operating environment 

Find out more about the benefits of charity membership or download the CFG Charity Membership brochure here