Useful resources

We are proud members the following bodies and work closely with them. Please click on the links below to visit these organisations' websites for details of how they are making a difference in the sector:


ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and it is the leading voice for chief executives in the third sector. With over 2,000 members nationwide, it supports, develops, connects and represents third sector leaders. Learn more about ACEVO.


The Community Development Finance Association is the UK trade association for Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are sustainable, independent financial institutions that provide capital and support to enable individuals or organisations to develop and create wealth in disadvantaged communities or under-served markets. Learn more about the CDFA.


The Charity Finance Group (formerly the Charity Finance Directors' Group) is a membership organisation which was set up in 1987. It specialises in helping charities to manage their accounting, taxation, audit and other finance related functions. Learn more about the CFG.

The Honorary Treasurer’s Forum

The Honorary Treasurer’s Forum was set up to provide a source of information, research and knowledge for the Treasurers of charities large and small.  Honorary Treasurers are the unsung heroes of the voluntary sector and they carry out a critical role in the financial and wider management of their charities.  The Forum seeks to support them in the very important work they do.  It also offers them an opportunity to meet and network with each other. Learn more about the Honorary Treasurer's Forum.


Formed from the Development Trusts Association and BASSAC, Locality is the leading nationwide network of settlements, development trusts, social action centres and community enterprises. Learn more about Locality.


The NACFB was founded in 1992 to raise standards of proper professional practice in the commercial broker industry. The aim was to secure the integrity and future wellbeing of the broker market for the benefit of both brokers and their customers. The Association publishes these standards in its own industry recognised Code of Practice, which has been adopted by an increasing number of commercial finance, lease and asset finance and vehicle finance brokers. Learn more about the NACFB.


NAVCA is the national voice of local support and development organisations in England. It champions and strengthens voluntary and community action by supporting its members in their work with over 160,000 local charities and community groups. Learn more about NAVCA.


The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is a registered charity which gives voice and support to civil society. Learn more about the NCVO.


NICVA, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, is a membership and representative umbrella body for the entire voluntary and community sector of Northern Ireland. Its membership reflects the make up of the sector in terms of both thematic (issue based) and geographical representation. NICVA offers a range of services including advice (governance and charity advice, HR), fundraising, research, policy and lobbying, training and consultancy. Learn more about NICVA.

Social Enterprise Scotland

Social Enterprise Scotland is the national collective voice for social enterprise in Scotland, and a strategic partner of the Scottish Government, bringing together social enterprise and its supporters into a strong force for change. Learn more about Social Enterprise Scotland.


UKSIF's aim is to ensure that the UK finance sector is the world leader in advancing sustainable development through financial services. It provides services and opportunities for its members to work together to align investment profitability with social and environmental responsibility. Learn more about UKSIF.