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CASNI is the charity that helps other charities.

In 2013 we started the process to launch the very first Community Accountancy Service for Northern Ireland.


In 2014 we became a registered charity ourselves : NIC 100789. 


Based in Derry City, our charitable objectives are to provide community accountancy support and services to registered charities, charitable companies and unincorporated voluntary groups pending NI charity registration.


We are here to support the effectiveness and efficiency of charities, or the charitable activities of voluntary organisations, through the provision of accounting and payroll services, plus training and help with management skills, to such organisations and to carry out any other charitable purpose which would support the voluntary sector within Northern Ireland.


Governed by our constitution and managed by our trustees.


The direct benefits to those we help are:


  • Voluntary groups and registered charities will have a greater understanding of their organisations finances, governance and statutory requirements as outlined by the Charity Commission Northern Ireland.

  • They will be able to plan for a sustainable future and minimise the financial risk faced by them.

  • Enabling them to invest more funds into their projects and services therefore directly benefiting their service users and members of the public.


We can demonstrate this by:


  • Showing that less funds are spent on accounting work.

  • Greater investment into projects and services by our clients as a result of the support we provide.

  • Service evaluation feedback.

  • Publication of our annual report.


We are here to support:


  • Any constituted voluntary group or registered charity no matter how small, up to an annual turnover limit of £250,000 located within any area of Northern Ireland.

  • For those with an annual turnover of £5,000 or less, all accountancy work here is FREE OF CHARGE*  and others can benefit from our highly subsidised service specific to their individual needs. An annual subscription fee of £150 applies to all*


None of our trustees, receive any form of financial remunerations other than general out of pocket expenses, for any work undertaken on behalf of the charity.




Accounts preparation and independent examination of accounts:


More and more funders are requesting that voluntary groups annual accounts are presented in a specific format governed by guidelines provided by the Charity Commission and that they have been independently examined by an individual who is qualified to do so.


Although there is no requirement for groups with a turnover of less than £10,000 to have this done, it does provide funders with information they need in assessing funding bids and demonstrates good practice and financial management of the group by having their accounts prepared and independently examined.






We can also provide you with payroll services for as little as £6 per month each employee all in. This includes all elements of payroll processing, paying staff direct & dealing with statutory elements to the Inland Revenue including year end returns, P11d's, P60's etc...


Bookkeeping services:


If you do not employ staff then it is the responsibility of the Treasurer to ensure that proper books and records are maintained which as a volunteer can be time consuming and tedious at best.  At CASNI we offer very affordable bookkeeping solutions which we can do ourselves or provide you with simple templates to make the job easier and more time effective.


12 months advice included with your subscription:


MARTIN CROSSLAND our Accountant is qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians (and a member). He has worked within the voluntary sector for over 20 years and until recently managed full time a local charity within the East Riding of Yorkshire securing significant funding for charity to provide services to the homeless, residents of a social housing estate, arts and disability, young people and children and the local community. Funding he secured included the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, BBC Children in Need, the Homeless Transition Fund, Humberside Learning Consortium as well as local trusts, foundations and other grant giving groups. Martin is happy to share his experience with other voluntary sector groups and registered charities by supporting them with bid writing etc, budgets, outcomes and indicators either at first stage, final stage and online applications.

For further information, membership assistance (or to join*) please email:

*An annual subscription fee of £150 applies to all. Please note that we no longer offer any services for CIC.



Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100789

Registered with HMRC Reference Number NI100362

Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians

Registered with The Assocation of Charity Independent Examiners

Supported by NICVA

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