Community work

RPD in the community

Community work

It’s not about ticking boxes – we’re out there getting involved, doing our bit.

You don’t work with as many charities as we do without feeling the urge to contribute.

Our clients in the third sector, charities and not-for-profit organisations, do amazing work making real differences in the lives of people in our community and around the world. That’s inspiring. Here, you’ll find information on everything we do to try to live up to the example they set.

Sharing expertise at board level

We know that charities and community bodies benefit from the input of professionals when it comes to governance and management. That’s why…

Working with youth and local careers

We take time out as a firm to attend careers events within the local community. This is about helping young people make informed and educated decisions on their future – and, of course, opening up the accountancy profession as an option. Each year we also provide several weeks’ of practical work experience.

Matthew Tyson has also contributed to the Young Enterprise Scheme and a recent initiative called Young Start Up Talent.

Minimizing environmental impact

Climate change is a pressing issue and we are committed to ensuring Richard Place Dobson takes every opportunity to reduce energy usage and make positive contributions, both locally and with global warming in mind.

Diversity and inclusivity

We are committed to being an inclusive organisation, promoting equality and diversity through recognising the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcoming clients from all backgrounds.

Who we support

We’re supporting Crawley Food Bank Partnership in 2022/23

As a firm our team chooses one local charity to support each year. We then focus our fundraising activities on them –sponsored walks, car washes, quiz evenings, the RPD Olympics, a team iron man challenge, footgolf and have even run a virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

This year’s charity, Crawley Food Bank Partnership, does great work helping to tackle the growing levels of food poverty in our community. 

The RPD Foundation

The RPD Foundation aims to advise and support charities and not-for-profit organisations, at any stage of their development, with financial know-how, strategy, governance and advice on controls. As an entity in its own right, the Foundation also helps with choosing suitable operating models and with business development and fundraising. The Back on Track initiative helps unemployed people pivot their mindset and redirect their skills into new and fulfilling opportunities.


Charity news magazine

Our quarterly charity accounting round-up is a free source of expert news and commentary for third sector leaders and managers. From governance to compliance, it’s about sharing information that can help charities run more efficiently, effectively and feel more in control.

Charity News Spring 2020

Charity News Spring 2020

May 28, 2020

Accounting, audit and advice for charities

We specialise in working with charities and not-for-profit organisations and would love to learn more about your mission and how we can help.