Faith Based Charities

At Richard Place Dobson we have a long history of acting for faith based charities. Around half of our clients within the charity and not for profit sectors are faith based charities and with the "Advancement of Religion" included as a charitable purpose in the Charities Act 2006, never has our experience in this sector been more in demand.

Historically our faith based charities have been largely catholic organisations and our expertise in this area remains apparent.  However, reflecting our location in the south east of England and our increasingly multi-cultural society, we now act for a diverse range of faith based charities and have developed a broad understanding of the issues affecting a multifarious group of faiths and faith based charities.

We have helped many of our faith based charities with the transition from a previously excepted charity to a registered charity in line with legislation introduced by the Charities Act 2006 and are happy to advise on your charity's obligations and, if necessary, to help you to set your organisation up as a registered charity. 

Any accountant will be able to help you with your basic accounting requirements but at Richard Place Dobson our extensive experience means we understand the issues you are facing and we can really make a difference, leaving you free to focus on the issues important to you.

How can we help?

  • Charity accounting and audit services - specifically dealing with the issues pertinent to the charity and not for profit sectors
  • Independent examination of charity accounts
  • Charity taxation services including Gift Aid
  • SORP accounting and compliance
  • Payroll & VAT
  • Internal controls
  • Healthchecks
  • Governance reviews
  • Risk management and reserves policy advice
  • Completion of annual returns
  • Guidance on charity funding

To contact a member of our specialist charity team, please click here. Alternatively, contact us on 01293 521191.