Knowledge Hub

  • World Suicide Prevention Day: Creating Hope Through Action

    Topics: People and culture
    Posted: 08.09.2023

    **TW: This document contains material and discusses issues that some people may find distressing or emotionally challenging.

    A resource for CFG colleagues and the wider community about World Suicide Prevention Day. This booklet explores some of the issues surrounding suicide, suicide prevention and bereavement. Authored by Eve Trotman.

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  • Charities and insolvency: a briefing (updated March 2023)

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management / Accounting and reporting
    Posted: 05.04.2023

    Special advisor to CFG, Pesh Framjee, answers all your questions on insolvency and good governance.

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  • Spring Budget Analysis 2023

    Topics: Economy and policy
    Posted: 15.03.2023

    This briefing for CFG members provides a summary of the main announcements of the spring budget 2023, including those of particular interest to the charity sector, and the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts for the UK economy and public finances.

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  • Bates Wells' Faith-based Organisations Update 2022

    Topics: Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Funding / Governance, legal and compliance / Investment / Risk
    Posted: 27.07.2022

    Bates Wells' 2022 update for faith-based organisations contains insights from the team and guest contributors on current issues in social investment. Topics also span recent case law, recruitment and governance.

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  • Energy Outlook by Utility Aid (July 2022)

    Topics: Procurement and resources
    Posted: 25.07.2022

    CFG member Utility Aid shares its Energy Outlook for July 2022.

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  • Charity banking challenges: briefing no. 1

    Topics: Banking and financial services
    Posted: 29.06.2022

    Over 1200 voluntary organisations responded to a survey commissioned by the Civil Society Group between March and May 2022. This joint publication is the first briefing from the survey report, jointly published by CFG, NCVO, NAVCA, ACRE and WCVA.

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  • Finance Focus June 2022

    Topics: Crisis management / Economy and policy / IT, technology and digital / Procurement and resources / Risk
    Posted: 24.06.2022

    In the June edition of Finance Focus, we take a look at the issues around the cost of living and rising inflation, and share some advice on what charities and social change organisations can do to manage. 

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  • Cash Held as Investment

    Topics: Investment / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted: 05.05.2022

    Factsheet on what can and should be shown as cash on the balance sheet and what can and should be shown as an investment.

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  • Finance Focus Mar/April 2022

    Topics: Investment / Risk / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Governance, legal and compliance / IT, technology and digital / Leadership and career development
    Posted: 04.04.2022

    How can we connect with our purpose and empower our communities? This year's Annual Conference will explore those questions and more. Also in this edition, we take a look at how to take the pain out of implementing a new finance system; how to protect your organisation from cyber attacks and how finance leaders can get behind ESG strategies.

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  • Economic Outlook Briefing 2022/23

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Risk / Leadership and career development / Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted: 10.03.2022

    Charity Finance Group and Pro Bono Economics provide an overview of the key economic issues and trends that may affect charities in the UK over the 2022/23 financial year.

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  • Financial disclosure reporting checklist: Charities SORP (FRS 102)

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted: 04.03.2022

    Accounting and Reporting by Charities: Statement of Recommended Practice applicable to charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) (effective 1 January 2015). Updated February 2022.

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  • Finance Focus February 2022

    Topics: Risk / Charity finance policy / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Governance, legal and compliance / People and culture / IT, technology and digital / Leadership and career development
    Posted: 28.02.2022

    How can we shape tomorrow's world? In this edition, we take a look at the issue of leadership and how charity finance professionals can play a leading role in creating a better future.

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