Museums and galleries urged to sign up for VAT refund scheme to support free entry for the public

The Government is pleased to announce that a new round of the VAT Refund Scheme for museums and galleries will open this Autumn. The VAT refund scheme encourages museums and galleries to pro…

Strengthening your organisation in challenging times

Spiralling inflation and rapidly rising energy costs following on so soon after the impact of the pandemic are causing great concern for museums and their visitors. Many AIM members saw reserv…

Inflation and charity resilience: advice and insights

What will escalating costs mean for the sustainability of our organisations, the wider sector and the communities and people we serve? Richard Sagar, Head of Policy, Charity Finance Group e…

Steps to Sustainability Round 3 applications open

AIM is pleased to be working with Social Enterprise Academy on the third round of Steps to Sustainability Heritage organisations across the UK are under increasi…

Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums win case against Valuation Office Agency

Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) have won their case against the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and will now only pay nominal business rates for Shipley Art Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, an…

Update for CFG members

CFG’s Annual Conference is back! For the first time in three years, more than 500 charity finance professionals from across the UK gathered in London to share and listen,…

Latest AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants awarded

The three grant schemes developed in Partnership with Pilgrim Trust, deliver funding support to organisations that may lack the confidence or expertise to apply to a major funder directly, whilst a…

Understanding social investment

More and more arts organisations are turning towards a newer form of repayable finance – social investment – to support their projects. Seva Phillips, Head of Arts and Culture Finance a…

A chance to network with CFG Members at Summer Gathering

CFG Summer Gathering Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and get to know more CFG members at CFG’s …

Check out CFG’s Charity Finance for Small Charity Guides

At CFG, we know that small charities deliver big for their communities and are the beating heart of the charity sector.  We also know the pressures you’re under to increase impact and do more, o…

Are you a finance professional in the arts sector looking to connect with peers online?

Connection and bringing charity financial professionals together are at the heart of the CFG community and our Special Interest Groups are  a brilliant way to come and join in the conversations.…

What are the best practices when you choose your independent examiner to review your accounts?

Under charity law, charities are subjected to two different forms of external scrutiny -independent examination and audit. An independent examination can be a preferred alternative for smaller char…