Setting up and running a charity – guidance

Managing a charity’s finances (CC12)

Advice for charities that are facing financial difficulties and how charities can reduce the risk of insolvency.


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Guidance on how trustees can reduce the risk of insolvency. Sets out the responsibilities of trustees and what insolvency means to the charity.

The guidance explains:

  • why the charity trustees need to have a good knowledge of their charity and its finances
  • what the trustees need to know about the charity’s assets and if assets are restricted
  • that a charity may face insolvency if it’s unable to pay its debts
  • when the trustees may be liable for any debts