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From mock trials – where students examine the judicial system – to programmes for primary school children to explore and solve community issues, Young Citizens is a charity working hard to create the next generation of activists. But for many third-sector organizations like this one, budgets are tight and the back-end operations that keep the mission going are often underfunded.

“When funding is provided to our sector, only very fixed amounts are supposed to go to overhead functions like finance,” says Ray Ayivor, director of finance and operations at Young Citizens. “We often find ourselves scraping the barrel for the budget. Peo