Irwin Grayson Associates
NGOs, charities & social enterprises

Irwin Grayson Associates provides advice and support to NGOs, CSOs, charities and social enterprises both in the UK and internationally, mainly assisting with strategic thinking and business planning. In addition, David Irwin undertakes investment appraisals and strategic reviews for Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - and occasionally for other foundations such as the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. He has considerable experience working with the not for profit sector. He has established many companies limited by guarantee, several with charitable status and established one charity by deed. He has been Treasurer of the North Tyneside CVS and on the executive committee of the Newcastle upon Tyne CVS. He has served as a non executive director and audit committee chairman of an NHS Trust. He has advised many charities and not for profit organisations wishing to develop their strategies. He was a trustee of the Sunderland Youth Enterprise Trust from its launch until its close 25 years later and is a trustee of the Northern Youth Venture Fund. For the two years of 2006/7, he was a director and Treasurer of Chandos Children's Learning Centre, a parent run nursery and social enterprise.