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Charities & Not for Profit

Charities and voluntary groups will be hard hit in coming years by the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). Pressure on local authorities and other government agencies to reduce spending will severely restrict grant funding which many charities depend on. Nonetheless, there will be opportunities for well-managed organisations.

Against this challenging backdrop, strong management teams supported by specialist professional advisors are all the more vital for charities to achieve their objectives. Against this challenging backdrop, strong management teams supported by specialist professional advisors are all the more vital for charities to achieve their objectives.

We offer the benefits of a team of experts whose experience of advising charities and not for profit organisations is second to none. All our partners and staff are up-to-date with all the latest technical developments.

Many of our partners act as trustees of local charities which means they are ideally placed to give clients the benefit of their first hand experience of business planning, fund raising, and the stewardship of charity assets. We keep a database of other like-minded professionals who may be able to help your organisation.

Successive Charities Acts have significantly increased the compliance burden on both incorporated and unincorporated charities. In response, we offer value-adding advice and assistance to trustees, enabling them to comply with their legal responsibilities, as well as accomplishing their operational goals.

Recognising that you will have other advisors, we are happy to work closely as part of a team and have strong connections with many other professional firms and institutions throughout the region.


As charities have diverse objectives, organisational structures and financial systems, we recognise the need to provide focused services, tailored to the individual requirements of individual clients. These include:

  • Audit (in compliance with both company and charity law as well as the Statement of Recommended Practice issued by the Charity Commission)
  • Accounting
  • Financial and consultancy
  • Governance

For further information or to speak to an advisor please send a quick enquiry or contact a member of the team to the right of this page.


We have a variety of resources available for charities and not-for profit organisations which can be found below:


The audit process with Mitchell Charlesworth has always been an efficient one. Even more so in recent years with their use of technology and the audit data portal.

Mark Firth, The University Caterers Organisation

Mitchell Charlesworth (MC) have been our accountants for 15 years, working with us from start-up. They have expertise in everything a company would want guidance on, from VAT, to tax through to investment...

Robbie Davison, Managing Director, Can Cook/Well Fed

Mitchell Charlesworth have been the accountants for Gladstone’s Library for at least 12 years and during this time their help and support has been very much appreciated...

Sarah Robertson, Finance Manager, Gladstone's Library

Thankyou for your time, I really enjoyed the session. It is helpful to have someone to share Xero and issues with from time to time and the reports are looking much less cluttered now.

Karen Macintyre, Levenshulme Inspire

Our transition from Sage in-house payroll to outsourced Iris payroll with Mitchell Charlesworth was flawless, timely and professional – thank you.

Karen Kenyon, P.O.P.S

Jamielee has been our advisor for over three years and from the very start our relationship has always been more than just our auditor...

Derri Burdon, CEO, Curious Minds

Jamielee is absolutely great to work with. She is professional, friendly and always very clear in both setting expectations and explaining any issues...

Charlotte Harris, CEO, Cheshire Wildlife

Mitchell Charlesworth have handled Stick ‘n’ Step’s annual Independent Examination over the last few years...

Stick 'n' Step

All meetings with Mitchell Charlesworth always feel positive. The work completed and quality of service from our Auditor...

Bernie Jones, Chief Executive, Trafford Community Leisure Trust