Reserves policies made simple

What level of reserves should a charity have? This guide sets out a method for analysing your charity’s financial position and developing a robust reserves policy.

You will be able to follow the step-by-step process to formulate your own calculation of the appropriate level of reserves.

Latest version updated July 2015

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