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Financial management

Guides and overviews

The Charity Commission's comprehensive set of guides, 'Charity money, tax and accounts' should be a first port of call for both the trustees and staff of charitable organisations.

VolResource’s finance section provides clear explanations and links to a huge range of further reading.

CASH (Community Accountancy Self Help) provides a wealth of useful information and resources.

This online search can help you find your local Community Accounting Service.

Sayer Vincent's Made Simple guides go way beyond the basics of finance - they're clear, accessible and free to download.

Community Money Matters by CASH is a readable and comprehensive guide to financial management and accounting for small charities and community organisations. It’s downloadable for free but you can also order and pay for a printed copy on their website

In addition, CASH’s sample financial policies can be downloaded and adapted to suit your organisation.

These guidance notes on financial management from the Community Accountancy National Network include examples to show you how to lay out your finances and policies.

This Finance guide from the Centre for Charity Effectiveness is readable and practically focussed.

Civil Society magazine’s Finance Section is useful for updates and interesting finance stories.

Russell Webster's Payment By Results interactive tool (developed with advice from Clinks) helps organisations, commissioners and social impact investors to assess the appropriateness of payment by results for a particular service.

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