A budget is a financial plan showing the resources needed to achieve programme goals within the given period. A budget is one of the best tools we have for planning and monitoring what we do.


Your aim should be a budget that:

Key questions before leaving head office

Who needs to be convinced by the budget?

The budget should be shared with three key groups:

It's easy to see why the first two groups need to understand the budget. But it is important to share it with your team (and others) so they are aware of what you are meant to be doing and the money you have to achieve it.