Charities Unit

Calcutt Matthews is the largest charity specialist firm in Kent. Nick Hume heads the charities unit.

Our contribution to the charity world

Calcutt Matthews has made submissions on:

  • The latest charities SORP
  • The Charities Act 2006
  • We are a founding member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales Charities and Voluntary Sector group.


We carry out audits for charities where these are required by the Charity trustees with annual income as small as £50,000 per annum, up to income in excess of £20,000,000 per annum.

Charity Registration

We assist charities with achieving registration, defining their objectives and setting up governing documents and systems to enforce the requirements of the charity trustees properly.

Other non profit organisations

We are also involved with the set up of community interest companies and other types of non profit organisations.

Other services to Charities

  • We help clients to prepare for Charity Commission visits
  • We help advise on the contents of the governments documents, risk assessment and strategic plans
  • Independent examination

Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that our charity Of the year for 2019 is Brogdale Collections - The home of the national fruit collection.

This charity, established in the Garden of England, preserves the many hundreds of varieties of fruits which are no longer demanded commercially on a large-scale. Part of English heritage and history would be lost if it weren’t for the amazing work of the charity.

Please see more of their work on this link to their


Calcutt Matthews Charities Unit has provided valuable local expertise to help steer us through significant reporting changes and other challenges over the past seventeen years.

Julie Harmsworth, Unlock