CFDG holds training session on contracts and grants

4th March 2009

The Charity Finance Directors' Group (CFDG) is pleased to announce a one-off training session on contracts and grants, to be held in London on 30th April. The session will be open to all charities, and is being run in conjunction with the law firm Bates Wells & Braithwaite.

The distinctions between contracts, grants and Service Level Agreements is a complex area. It is also of increasing concern to charities, since an ever-greater proportion of their income derives from public service delivery and the sector is in the midst of debating the nature and efficacy of the Compact. This session will act as a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date guide for those in the sector who need to understand contract and grant relationships.

The session will cover:

Types of funding;
- Contracts, grants and Service Level Agreements;
- The distinctions and similarities between contracts and grants;
- Understanding terms and conditions;
- Working for a fair and reasonable contract/grant;
- Responding to Local Authority procedures.

The day will begin by presenting a case study which will then be woven through the course, and the final session will end by reviewing this case study. The course will be presented by Julian Blake and Luke Fletcher from Bates Wells & Braithwaite.



Notes to Editor:

The Charity Finance Directors' Group was set up in 1987 and is an umbrella group that specialises in helping charities to manage their finance-related functions. CFDG’s circa 1,600 members are responsible for the finances of charities with a wide variety of income levels. Between them our members manage some £14.7 billion in charity income per year.

Bates Wells & Braithwaite is the leading charity and social enterprise law firm in the country and is listed in Tier 1 in both leading independent legal directories, Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Bates Wells & Braithwaite is a commercial law firm, which acts for large and small commercial organisations, regulatory and other public bodies and individuals along with a wide range of charitable and voluntary organisations and advises on charity law, property, employment, litigation, intellectual property, immigration and commercial matters.some £14.7 billion in charity income per year.

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