Budget management in MATsSetting and managing budgets across the schools in your multi-academy trust (MAT) can be difficult. We look at how to do this effectively, including advice on effective delegation, conducting meetings, and budget forecasting.
Financial benchmarking for multi-academy trusts (MATs)Effective financial benchmarking is harder for MATs than for standalone schools. Get expert advice on using internal and external benchmarking to improve your trust's financial health, and learn how to find trusts to benchmark against.
Fundraising and income generationWe know that tight budgets are putting pressure on MATs. Get expert advice on how you can approach generating additional income, and how you can support your schools to do the same.
How to create cash flow forecastsCash flow forecasts are required under the Academies Financial Handbook. We explain what you have to do to meet this requirement and link a template for you to use. Our extra tips will also make managing your cash flow forecasts easier.
Risk management strategies for MATsCreating a risk management strategy can help you manage potential future challenges. Read this article to see how multi-academy trusts (MATs) should write their strategy, including sections on financial risk, as well as examples of strategies you can use when making your own document.