Our passion to help charities and not-for-profit organisations stems from our founder and Managing Director, Ashish Patani, who has been a charity Trustee and Treasurer as well as a Board Member of an international trade organisation.

Ashlynwood actively takes part in and supports various charity events. This allows us to harness our understanding and experience of the charity and not-for-profit sector to serve our clients better. We can offer specific advice and support which will enable our client to ensure long-term growth of charitable activities through a sustainable operating model. Of course, we offer a range of professional accounting and compliance services as a standard which are competitively priced, and often at pro bono for new start-up charities.

We can help with charity structuring, budgeting, bookkeeping, payroll, gift aid, VAT, fundraising scheme reviews to name a few of the services we can undertake on behalf of clients.

We also provide charities help going digital to help adjust to the new normal following COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, we provide support to trustees and charity staff by attending trustee meeting and management meetings, as required, to provide valuable insights and advice on a range of financial, governance and compliance matters helping charities to thrive.

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List of services

Below is a non-exhaustive list of services we offer for our clients in the not-for-profit sector. If you require ad hoc services please do get in touch and see how we can help you.


Trustee & staff training

Governance review

Fundraising due diligence review

Internal controls reviews


Charity structure

Setting up branches

Setting up international operations


Cyber security review

Data protection review

Fundraising scheme review

Copyright and digital media use review

Accounting & Tax


Cash flow forecasting

Management information reporting

Statutory accounts preparation

Gift aid processing




Website and social media

Marketing strategy consultancy

Marketing outsource service

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We are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) that can undertake Accounting and Tax work, as well as provide assurance services and operational support through co-source and outsourcing arrangements.

Blog: Charity and Not-for-profit

Spring Budget 2021 Summary

The Chancellor has attempted to strike a balance between continuing to prop up the businesses worst affected by COVID-19, while setting out a roadmap to wean the UK economy off this emergency support.

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Ashish Patani is a thoroughly professional Financial Services Specialist with an immense work ethic and outstanding approach to complex issues and challenges. I have known Ashish for over 10 years both as a trusted advisor & colleague. I highly recommend him for his specialist skills in Securities Services, Fund Accounting and Audit issues.

Ahmer Feroze, Tier 1 International Investment Bank

I enjoyed working with Ashish on various Financial Service Audit reviews. I found him very professional, efficient and focused in his approach to work.

Ramandeep Suri, Big 4 Firm

Ashlynwood undertook a review of our Organisation’s Governance and Structure. We found them very friendly and open, knowledgeable, insightful and professional. They offered us important insights into things that could be improved and the steps forward to do so. I view them as valued colleagues and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Prof Paul Gilbert PhD OBE, Founder and CEO, International Charity

Case Studies: Not-for-Profit Sector

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