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 governance documents, risk assessment and strategic plans
  • Independent examination

Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that our Charity Of the Year for 2021 is Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) – who support sight impaired people in Kent to live independent lives and who are celebrating their centenary having served the community for 100 years. 

Working with over 12,000 people in Kent and the surrounding areas, KAB is one of the largest and most respected local sight loss charities in the UK. They work hard to prevent avoidable sight loss, deliver excellent support services and enable people to get involved and live independently. They understand that everyone’s needs are different, and provide a comprehensive range of support services to help people maintain their day to day lives. This ranges from rehabilitation to equipment and social clubs depending on the individual needs of each person. KAB also work closely with communities and businesses across the region to increase awareness of eye health and the prevention of avoidable sight loss. Their aim is to bring people together to help anyone with sight impairment live a fulfilling and independent life.

Please see more of their work and how to get involved via this link to their website


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