Budgeting and financial planning

Budgeting as a group provides an opportunity for everyone to be involved in decisions about what to spend money on. This is really important for ensuring that everyone supports the financial decisions that are being made. Budgeting is a crucial way to stop your group running out of money unexpectedly, or ending up in debt.

Budgeting and financial planning is also essential for fundraising. For more information have a look at our section on Fundraising Strategy.

Click on the Links tab above for links to other organisations and resources to help with budgeting and financial planning.

  • Budgets for community groups

    A guide to writing a budget for small community groups. It should also be helpful to slightly larger groups which perhaps have one or two paid workers.

  • Fundraising ideas

    This sheet aims to help you work out the best strategy for raising money for your group.

  • Planning a funding application

    Planning your project, finding the right funders, preparing your budget.