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GWA has a long history of working with both local and national charities to allow them to maximise the income available for good causes. Whether you are an existing organisation, or taking the first steps to set up a new charity - we can help you so you can help others.

Accountancy for charities is a specialist and often complex area. The sector has to deal with many financial challenges which includes raising funding in an increasingly difficult economic environment and managing changing tax regulations. Over recent years, public scrutiny of the charities sector has increased substantially when compared to other sectors. This means that financial transparency has become, quite rightly, even more important.

Our aim is to help our charity clients become more effective and in turn deliver more for their beneficiaries as well as provide trustees with the support they need to efficiently manage their charity’s resources.

We can also provide wider support including managing your payroll, HR advice, and IT support and maintenance.

No matter your size or funding dependency, with our experience you can rest assured your charities finances are in safe hands:

  • advice on the most tax efficient ways to fundraise
  • Gift Aid audits
  • charities SORP compliance
  • tax advice
  • VAT planning.

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