Financial sustainability

Charities need to create strong business plans which can deal with the increasingly volatile financial environments in which they need to operate.

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Banking troubles? Tell us about it!
11 April 2022
Has your organisation experienced any difficulties with banking services? If so, we want to hear from you. Complete the Civil Society Group's survey by Friday, 6 May.

Spring Statement 2022: CFG reacts
23 March 2022
Caron Bradshaw responds to today's [23 March 2022] statement from Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

CFG and Pro Bono Economics publish Economic Outlook Briefing 2022/23
10 March 2022
MEDIA RELEASE: An overview of all the key economic issues and trends to help charities make sense of the year ahead.

Russia-Ukraine: some initial thoughts for charities
24 February 2022
Clare Mills, CFG's Director of Policy and Communications, shares her initial thoughts on the escalating Russia-Ukraine situation and the potential impact the crisis could have on the sector.

The power of partnerships
31 January 2022
CFG publishes its Trustees’ Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020/21 and reflects on the power of partnerships during a challenging year.

What the Autumn Budget means for you
27 October 2021
Richard Sagar, Acting Head of Policy at CFG, sifts through the Autumn Budget and Spending Review documents and explains what it means for charities.

New Recovery Loan Fund launched
27 October 2021
Charities and social enterprises that have been operating for a minimum of two years can now apply for loans worth up to £1.5m from Social Investment Business (SIB).

CFG launches new leadership tool for finance teams
11 October 2021
New edition of The Finance Journey will empower a new generation of charity leaders.

Now is the time to work with civil society
5 October 2021
Civil society coalition submits levelling up recommendations to the Chancellor ahead of Autumn Spending Review and Budget.

HSBC Private Banking leads the way for CFG's Annual Conference 2021
21 July 2021
CFG are delighted to announce that HSBC Private Banking, ORACLE NetSuite, Sarasin & Partners and SmartSimple are this year's Annual Conference sponsors.  

New report reveals sector's foreign exchange challenges
15 July 2021
Charitytransfers.org and Crowe join forces to release first ever foreign exchange white paper for the UK charity sector.

RESEARCH: No bounce back for charity fundraising events in 2021
17 June 2021
As the economy springs back to life, more than 50% of charities say they are pessimistic about events, with smaller charities being hit hardest.

#NeverMoreNeeded coalition reacts to Budget 2021
4 March 2021
"This government has today made the deliberate choice not to listen to the collective voices of over 1000 civil society organisations..."

Caron Bradshaw OBE reacts to Budget 2021 announcement
3 March 2021
“The Chancellor has failed to repair the safety net used by millions of citizens every day…”

Press Release: Civil society calls for government action #RightNow
17 February 2021
Charities and their supporters are calling on the government #RightNow to create an Emergency Support Fund for communities and good causes.

#RightNow campaign gets off to a flying start
17 February 2021
Thousands of social change organisations across the UK, their supporters and volunteers are joining together today to share what they’re doing #RightNow to support their communities.

Winter fundraising chill heralds more charity cuts
4 February 2021
CFG's new joint research shows that winter income drop is likely to amount to at least £200million.

Charity sector calls for emergency support package
18 January 2021
#NeverMoreNeeded leaders set out urgent support measures ahead of March Budget.

CFG reiterates call for fit-for-purpose CJRS
18 January 2021
Charity Finance Group submits March 2021 Budget representation.

Media release: Charity sector innovation boom set to last beyond pandemic
6 January 2021
Charities expect to continue their rapid shift towards digital working and collaboration in 2021, building on the innovation they have displayed in response to the Covid-19 crisis even as the ...

We will keep “raising the alarm”
10 December 2020
Chancellor’s reply to civil society’s call for a fit-for-purpose job scheme falls short.

Tessy Ojo CBE kicks off CFG's Annual Conference 2020
7 December 2020
Tessy Ojo CBE shares the three principles she believes will help the charity sector create a better future.

CFG gives small charities a boost with launch of new bursary scheme
26 November 2020
We're excited to announce the launch of our Small Charities Membership Bursary for small charities impacted by Covid-19. If you're a small charity, read on!

CFG's initial comment on the government's Spending Review
25 November 2020
Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Spending Review. Here's CFG's initial reaction to his announcement.

Civil society urges Chancellor to urgently make job scheme fit for purpose
5 November 2020
A coalition of civil society leaders has written to Rishi Sunak to urge him to develop a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fit for purpose for social change organisations.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended into the spring
5 November 2020
CFG's Policy Manager Richard Sagar takes a look at today's government announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended.

Press release: Charities fear Christmas cash crisis
23 October 2020
The latest data from the social sector lays bare the stark need for more government support for charitable organisations. The results from our latest Covid Charity Tracker Report show charities ...

CFG responds to news of charity sector redundancies
14 October 2020
Roberta Fusco, Director of Policy and Communications, comments on news of further redundancies in the charity sector.

PRESS RELEASE: Gloomy winter ahead for charity sector
25 September 2020
Lockdown worries for 55% of charities as 2020 takes its toll Download the full results

Collapse in charity provision looms at moment of greatest need
19 August 2020
58% of charities to cut back services as coronavirus set to cost sector 60,000 jobs Download full report

Charities are facing a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus
18 June 2020
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Charity Finance Group (CFG) say today that charities are facing a huge predicted loss to their income as they continue to grapple with ...

Sector bodies issue joint proposal for Chancellor ahead of March's Budget
10 February 2020
Charity sector infrastructure bodies including ACEVO, CFG, Children England, Locality, Local Trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation and NCVO, who together represent thousands of charities across the UK, have joined together to ...

Civil society asks of the Spending Review 2019
3 September 2019
Charity Finance Group and sector bodies write to the Chancellor before the Spending Review.

Charities need to find nearly £4bn additional income by 2020 finds CFG
8 May 2018
Charity Finance Group’s latest Economic Outlook Briefing has found that inflation mean that charities have to raise £3.7bn a year extra by 2020 in order to maintain their spending power ...

Autumn budget submission
25 September 2017

Spring budget submission
8 February 2017
Charity Finance Group, in partnership with eight other voluntary sector bodies have written to the Chancellor ahead of the Spring Budget on 8 March.

VCSE Autumn statement proposals 2016
10 October 2016
Charity Finance Group, along with nine other voluntary sector bodies, has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement on 23rd November.

Leading sector bodies submit budget proposals to chancellor
23 February 2016
Charity Finance Group, along with nine other voluntary sector bodies, have written to the Chancellor ahead of the Budget on 16 March.

Grants for good campaign launched
5 February 2016
Leading voluntary sector bodies, including CFG, have today launched a new campaign - 'Grants for Good'.

Access UK Ltd
Access Financials offers charity accounting software for complete control over your funds and costs. Created for charities, membership organisations, educational establishments, government bodies to make lighter work of your finances ...

Accounting without Borders
Accounting without Borders helps not-for-profit organizations deliver maximum positive impact efficiently and effectively by improving financial systems. AWB has worked in 13 countries since its inception. Our services are grounded ...

Audere
Charitytransfers.org is a social division of a regulated, independent risk management consultancy, Audere. Their aim is to provide INGOs with the expertise necessary to improve financial governance toward international funding ...

Auditel
We are experts in procurement. We provide in- depth expertise in over 80 business cost areas and our specialists come from a broad range of professions, commerce and industry – ...

Azets
Wilkins Kennedy is a leading accounting and business advisory firm. We provide the full range of audit, tax and advisory support. Our clients expect more than a snapshot of how ...

Barclays Corporate
A third of the top 100 UK charities choose Barclays as their main bank, we’re trusted to help not-for-profit clients maximise their financial resources and optimise cost efficiency.

Beever and Struthers
Our client base of over 150 charities and other not for profit organisations - from small local concerns to large national names – benefit from our core services of External ...

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
We understand the priorities and challenges that charities face, and the need for confidence and security, when it comes to managing money.

Charity Financials
Charity Financials contains the latest financial information on all UK charities, giving a unique overview of the charity sector across financial, causal, beneficiary and geographical parameters.

Co-operative Bank
Ethical banking since 1872. We share your values, supporting charities with lending, deposits and transactional banking from a bank that understands not-for-profit organisations. Proud to be the UK's best-rated high-street ...

Endsleigh Insurance services
Access tailored insurance packages and advice to fit your needs with Endsleigh. With more than thirty years’ experience and over 3,000 not-for-profit customers in the UK, we work with market-leading ...

haysmacintyre
haysmacintyre is an award winning firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors, with 35 partners and over 300 staff. Our award winning charities and not for profit team is one ...

HCR Hewitsons
The Charities team at HCR is fully immersed in the charities sector– so much so that we’re involved in specialist professional groups and run events for charities to share their ...

HSBC UK Bank Plc
Proudly providing banking services to over 35,000 charities from the very largest to the smallest local community organisations.

IBB Solicitors
IBB Solicitors’ team of specialist charity lawyers are experienced in delivering practical commercial advice across all areas of the law to charities, not-for-profit organisations and those who work within the ...

Insignis Cash Solutions
Through our platform, you can access over 30 banks and building societies with competitive interest rates, all from a single sign up. This enables you to maximise returns whilst simultaneously ...

James Hambro & Partners
James Hambro & Partners provides investment management and financial advice to UK and international charities. We’re owned by our executive partners and staff, so have the independence to focus on ...

Lloyds Bank PLC
We’re a leading provider of banking services to UK charities. Our team of specialists understand the issues our clients face and the challenges posed by a shifting political, economic and ...

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Simple payments directly from your customers’ bank accounts.

PMCL Consulting
PMCL Consulting is an investment consultancy business with a dedicated focus on charities. We bring an institutional approach to investments supported by a rigorous analytical framework and specific needs of ...

Santander
Our dedicated and experienced Relationship Directors understand the unique needs of the charity & not-for-profit sectors.

Sarasin & Partners
An experienced charity investment manager with a commitment to stewardship.

Sayer Vincent
Sayer Vincent is the UK’s leading firm of award winning accountants and advisors specifically working for charities, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

SmartSimple Software
Grant making solutions for charities who value security, good governance and compliance. SmartSimple Cloud solutions helps charities manage, track and report the impact of their grant making investments. The fully ...

Unity Trust Bank PLC
There's a lot to consider when you're thinking of opening a bank account or switching to a new bank. Maybe you're looking for award winning customer service? Or you might ...

Utility Aid
Utility Aid helps charities to reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions. Awarded most Trusted Energy Consultancy 2018 and Trusted Supplier 2019, Utility Aid prides itself on our first-class customer ...

XPS Pensions Group
XPS Pensions Group is the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK, specialising in actuarial, investment consulting and administration. The XPS Pensions Group business combines expertise, insight and technology to ...