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Financial operating policy – budgets (including guidance)

Amount: £6.00

Budgets form an important part of a church or Christian charity’s framework of financial controls. Budgets do not take away our reliance on God’s provision but they do perform positive functions, including providing the means for a church or charity to prioritise its resources. This template, an extract from a broader financial operating policy, and its associated guidance provide the basis from which churches and charities can construct a budget policy, and can be easily adapted by all organisations to fit their own particular situation.

Topics included:

  • Is it sensible for churches and other Christian charities to put in place budget holders to oversee aspects of ministry expenditure?
  • What is the best way for churches and charities to construct a budget?
  • Budget template and guidance on usage

Updated June 2022

Please note that this is one of the four policies within the Financial operating policy – complete set (stewardship.org.uk).