Community Accountancy Self Help (CASH) is a London based community accountancy project that provides financial advice and training to small charities and community groups. Our training courses and detailed factsheets are geared towards providing people with the basic financial skills needed to run successful organisations: writing budgets, bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, cash accounting, preparing finance reports for trustees and fundraising.
CASH also assists groups with more advanced skills including computerising accounts, producing unit costs and developing business plans.
CASH works across London. We have targeted funding to work with groups in Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham, along with discounted places on our training courses. For other boroughs we offer highly competitive prices, see Accountancy Services.
CASH’s work is designed mainly for small charities with turnovers below £150k (though CASH regularly works with groups whose turnovers are in excess of £1million). These charities have a range of clients: elderly people, mental health service users, refugees and other disadvantaged groups. Over 70% of CASH’s clients are from black and minority ethnic communities and the service is actively marketed to BME organisations.
Charity no. 1091492 Company no. 4374209
Please note that while CASH-ONLINE is a national service for groups throughout the UK, we are unable to answer specific enquiries regarding accountancy from groups other than those based in the London boroughs we have funding to work in: Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham.
CASH provides competitively priced Accountancy Services for groups based across London.
Contact the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action or the Charity Finance Group for details of community accountancy services in your area.
CASH is a membership organisation made up of charities and community groups. We hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where trustees and officers are elected. On a daily basis, CASH is managed by the Chief Executive, Tom Fitch, who reports to the Chairperson.
The trustees are:
David Strong (Chairperson), Vilma Williams-Powell, Pepe Francis, Eddy Newman, Dr. Abdulla Guliad, Antony Beswick-Smith.
If you wish to contact the trustees please do so through our registered address: Community Accountancy Self Help 1 Thorpe Close London W10 5XL 020 8969 0747 email@example.com Charity no 1091492 Company no 4374209
Guardian Charity Award
CASH won the Guardian Charity Award in 2011. Guardian judges praised CASH for “being ahead of the game in innovation” and “having great potential to tap into the accountancy world with great focus on what they could achieve”.
For a number of years, CASH published CASHNEWS, a paper-based newsletter that went out several times a year (we now have our email newsletter, CASH eNEWS). Some CASHFACTS were also available on paper. We used to commission cartoons. Here’s a selection in our gallery.
CASH would like to thank its funders:
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