Cash flow forecast

The first step to ensure that your programme has sufficient funds is to prepare a cash flow forecast (sometimes also called a cash budget).

A cash flow forecasts the money coming into and going out of an organisation over time. It allows you to forecast periods when you might have too little or too much cash available.

As Programme Manager your priority will be to make sure that you have enough funds locally for local expenditure. The worked example shows how a cash flow forecast can be used to calculate the transfers required each month from your organisation for local expenditure.

Key points to consider: