Reserves Calculator

A very handy guided spreadsheet from The Wise Owl Partnership to establish a reserves amount or range and support the development of your reserves policy. It has been designed to be used in conjunction with CC19 reserves guidance from the Charity Commission

– National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

The Reserves Calculator is FREE for charities to download and use

(requires MS Excel or compatible software)


Reserves are funds which your charity might decide to hold in order to have a financial buffer against an unexpected reduction in income or increase in expenditure. Our unique Reserves Calculator is a tool which will help you to set your charity’s reserves level by assessing the reliability of your various sources of income and the relative importance of your various areas of expenditure. The calculator will then help you to monitor your charity’s reserves and if necessary adjust them over time

Our Register a Charity and Set up & Register a Charity services include the Reserves Calculator incorporating a linked Reserves Policy. With this option, all of the relevant information from your Reserves Calculator will be automatically transferred into a policy document, saving you valuable time in having to write your own reserves policy for your charity 

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