Basic finance training for small charities

20 Nov 2019 Denise Copeland    Last updated: 27 Nov 2019

A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfil their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of the workshop will be on basic record keeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (income and expenditure ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds (restricted and unrestricted) and accounts and the role of the treasurer.  

As we’re expecting a lot of demand for this training, we’re limiting places to one per organisation in the first instance and holding a waiting list for other interested members of the organisation.

Dates 2020 Council Area Venue  Time
14 Jan  Derry & Strabane Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership 5.00 - 7.30 PM
 5  Feb Mid Ulster  The Gables Restaurant, Carland 7.00 - 9.30 PM
11 Feb Fermanagh and Omagh  Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 7.00 - 9.30 PM
11 March Newry, Mourne & Down Ballybot House, Newry 7.00 - 9.30 PM
30 March  Causeway Coast & Glens Garvagh Community Building  7.00 - 9.30 PM

Funded by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and delivered in association with local support networks.'s picture
by Denise Copeland

Governance and Charity Advice Manager

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