It’s our mission to put finance at the heart of social organisations, so they make their money work harder and achieve the maximum positive outcome for beneficiaries.
Our members include over 1,400 charities, social change and public benefit organisations, all working hard to improve the lives and outcomes for their beneficiaries – often on a tight budget.
Through improving their financial management, governance and leadership, we can help these organisations deliver their charitable objectives from all the resources available to them.
We work closely with finance professionals and those in governance roles, but we believe better financial management also benefits a much broader audience. This is reflected through our wide-ranging work with non-finance professionals, members of the public, government, corporates, foundations, regulators and many more.
We strive to develop finance skills in all leaders – whatever their discipline – and help to build leadership qualities across the whole sector, truly putting finance at the heart of informed decision making.
Our advocacy work takes us to the heart of government where we help shape policies that will support social change organisations. We played a key role in securing the £750m third sector support funds during the covid pandemic, and we also helped ensure that charities, community groups and voluntary organisations have been included in the Energy Bill Relief Scheme running from October 2022 to March 2023.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: