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Manchester Community Central Factsheets

Factsheet 17: Cashflow forecasts and budgets – A cashflow forecast looks at the future and predicts how money will come in to and go out of your organisation, read this factsheets to find out more about producing a cashflow forecast

Factsheet 18: Accounts and bookkeeping – This factsheet explains more about the types of accounts you should be keeping

HMRC presentation - Thursday 28 April 2016 – The presentation includes information on: HMRC’s Charity Outreach Team; Gift Aid Overview; Gift Aid Small donations Scheme (GASDS); Making a Repayment claim; How to apply for recognition as a charity for tax purposes; Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC); Payroll Giving; and Value Added Tax and Charities (VAT)

Accounting templates for Charitable Companies – The Charity Commission, in partnership with Companies House, has produced accounts templates for charitable companies with an income of under £500,000. The templates aim to help companies submit the right information and help them to save time

Charity Commission guidance on Charity money, tax and accounts

Charity Commission Guidance – Charities and Fundraising – The aim of the guidance is to help charities and fundraisers work in a way that complies with legal requirements and good practice

Charity Commission Guidance – Trustees, trading and tax –  This guidance explains when and how charities may engage in trading

Charity Commission’s Internal Financial Controls Checklist for charities – The questions in this checklist are designed to help charity trustees and their advisers evaluate the charity’s performance against the legal requirements and good practice recommendations set out in the commission’s guidance on internal financial controls for charities. Trustees should review their charity’s performance at least once a year.

Five fundamentals to managing your non-profit organisation finances – Charity Digital’s new video with Sage OFL covers the fundamentals of managing finances, exploring five key concepts that every charity should consider. The video elaborates on each of these concepts and offers guidance on making sound financial decisions, preparing for long-term stability, futureproofing, and much more. The fundamentals covered in the video are: Budgeting; Fund analysis; Overheads; Cash flow; and Reporting.

How to read company accounts – A good understanding of the basics of a company's accounts from the BBC

Developing budgets – This factsheet explains the importance of why you need to develop a budget

Charity Finance Group Gift Aid Conference – Buzzacott's Associate Director, Jon Daley, provided a Gift Aid update and insight into Gift Aid record keeping. Gift Aid is more important than ever in supporting charities through current economic circumstances. This seminar aims to bring you up to date with recent changes, uncovering what could be in store for the future and answers a series of Gift Aid queries posed by the audience. Watch the recording here

Tax policy template from Fair Tax – A tax policy informs how a company or organisation arranges its financial affairs

Focus Insolvency Group – top five tips to help you stay on track with your finances

The TfC Handy Guide to Tendering and Procurement – The Guide is designed for Directors, Trustees, GPs, practice managers, busy CEOs and MDs, sole traders and those new to or interested in tendering.

The TfC Public Procurement Glossary 2012 – This Glossary will help you understand the language of public procurement.

Free Insolvency Help Line – The free insolvency help line provides specialist support for Voluntary and Community Organisaitons in financial crisis.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Tools – HMRC have developed tools to guide you through tax issues and support you in understanding the tax implications for your organisation

Loan ready checklist – Loans are available to charities and social enterprises who wish to raise finance to help them achieve their longer term plan and future sustainability. Such as mortgage finance to acquire or expand premises, through to working capital requirements in order to achieve a specific goal. Thinking about loan finance for your organisation? Take a look at this checklist developed by The Co-operative Bank about what you will need to consider.