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Welcome to the Charity Service


We work throughout the UK in partnership with Benevity, who are a software social enterprise, “offering innovative solutions and services to build more engaging & strategic programs that increase social and business impacts”. Our role is in the distribution of donations to charities and donor’s chosen causes within the UK.

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Services for Business and Public Sector

We offer Grant Administration and Distribution, Payroll Giving schemes, Corporate Social Responsibility planning, guidance in nominating your Charity of the Year or setting up a Charitable Trust and helping you to connect with local charities.

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Services for Individual Donors

You can set up a personal charitable trust or leave a legacy to charity or your favourite cause through your will.

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Services for Charities and Groups

We are a Payroll Giving Agency. Supporters can give to your cause through a Payroll Giving scheme if they are paid through PAYE.

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Latest News

  • Vacancy for Administrator and Company Secretary

    (Remuneration – an Honorarium of £6,000 per annum for 15 hours a month worked flexibly)


    The Charity Service is a UK wide charity based in Manchester. The charity works to enhance tax efficient charitable giving through a variety of fee based services to donors. The charity also administers several small grant programmes from Managed Trusts.


    -Oversee the financial and administrative affairs of the organisation and ensure they are constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
    -Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place
    -Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.


    -Liaise with relevant sub-contractors and external agencies (HMRC, Companies House, Charity Commission etc)
    -Service quarterly trustee meetings and regularly report the financial position at trustee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc)
    -Ensure proper records are kept and their effective financial procedures and controls are in place, i.e. cheque signatories, contracts, payments, others as appropriate
    -Lead on liaising with auditors/an independent examiner


    -Knowledge and experience of current financial practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
    -Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
    -Ability to communicate clearly


    Please submit a CV and Covering Letter no longer than one side of A4 to catherine.sj@charityservice.org.uk For an informal discussion please ring Catherine Stuart-Jervis, CEO on 07730 217952. Closing Date for applications Friday 11th September.

    No Comments | Posted on August 11th
  • Cinderella Charitable Fund

    Applications for funding are invited from groups and individuals for grants to support the costs of a holiday for sick and convalescent children whose family are unable to afford to take them on holiday. Grants are only available to residents within the cities of Manchester or Salford, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire, North West Derbyshire.

    Please note individual applications must be supported by a sponsor, such as a recommending social worker, GP or other professional person e.g. police officer, minister of religion, person with professional qualifications like teachers, accountants, engineers and solicitors, who have known the applicant for at least two years, live in the UK and hold a British or Irish passport.

    Download a group application here CINDERELLA GROUP APPLN FORM 2015
    Download an individual application form here CINDERELLA INDIVIDUAL APPLN FORM 2015
    or contact Ashlie Tottle on Email: Ashlie.tottle@charityservice.org.uk to request an application form by post

    Letters of thanks from grant recipients

    “This kind of holiday is a once in a lifetime experience for the most needy of our young people. The holiday was a great success and the young people really enjoyed the experience of a boat trip. It was a very comfortable boat, well equipped for the young people who cooked, crewed and cleaned. Many thanks ”
    The Addy Young People’s Centre
    Narrowboating, Cheshire Ring

    “An excellent weekend away made financially viable thanks to the Cinderella Fund”
    St Augustine’s CE Primary School
    Activity weekend including walking, swimming & a visit to slate mines, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

    “On behalf of the children who went on the holiday we would like to thank the Cinderella Fund for their generous donation and making this fantastic opportunity possible. Many thanks!”
    Charlestown CP School

    No Comments | Posted on June 1st

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