Charity and

Whether you are a registered charity, an academy trust or a not-for-profit entity, we understand your perspective and focus to ensure you do the best you can for your beneficiaries, students or communities.

At UNW we can help you to meet your compliance obligations with minimal fuss, whilst also providing objective advice and support to your management and board. By working with our clients throughout the year, and not just at year end, we are able to provide timely input and stretch our service to meet changing needs and address issues as they arise.

How can we help?

  • Advice on governance best practice
  • Statutory audit
  • Independent examination
  • Year end accounts preparation and compliance
  • Bookkeeping and management accounts support
  • Grant Support
  • VAT advice
  • Employment taxes
  • Corporation tax returns
  • Trustee training

Recent testimonials

The Alnwick Garden-case study
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The Alnwick Garden

Mark Brassell, Director of The Alnwick Garden discusses how UNW exceeded his expectations, forming a strong relationship with the charity and providing excellent advice.

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The Three Rivers Learning Trust

Mark Tait, Chief Operating Officer

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Great North Air Ambulance Service

Brian Jobling, Chairman of Great North Air Ambulance discusses how UNW saved the charity a significant amount of money after a full report highlighted some inefficiencies.

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St Thomas More RC Academy

Paula Breen, Finance Director

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County Durham Community Foundation

Michelle Cooper, Chief Executive

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Newcastle Diocesan Board of Finance

Philip Ambrose, Finance Manager

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UNW are accessible, we’re getting advice a lot quicker, and their whole attitude is about how they can best help us.
Mark Brassell,  Chief Executive - The Alnwick Garden
We appointed UNW through a robust tender exercise in which they demonstrated their understanding of the business of a multi academy trust.
Mark Tait,  Chief Operating Officer - The Three Rivers Learning Trust
We have benefitted hugely from UNW's specialism in charity accounting and the way they work closely with us is excellent.
Philip Ambrose,  Finance Manager - Newcastle Diocesan Board of Finance
UNW's flexible and pragmatic approach ensure all challenges are met and dealt with in a timely manner.
Michelle Cooper,  Chief Executive - County Durham Community Foundation