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Course Overview:

Finance and business planning for voluntary and community organisations.

Are you responsible for you organisations finance and business planning? Do you have the skills and the know-how needed to carry out your role successfully?

This friendly informal course aims to give anyone involved in a groups fundraising and business planning an understanding of the importance of planning your funding and finance to make it more effective and less stressful.

The course will look at:

  • Step by step guide to developing a business plan that can be easily and quickly adapted to support completion of funding applications
  • The planning process – why do a business plan?
  • How to structure a business plan
  • Funding to support the business plan including top tips for making successful funding applications
  • Budgeting and cash flow forecasts
  • Good practice when applying to Charitable Trusts
  • Secrets to success
  • What is sustainable funding?
  • Exploring other income generating opportunities for groups


Please note: Lunch is not provided on this course – however refreshments will be available