transforming communities through charitable investment

About Us

Ki-Rin was founded in 2003 by Ajay Mehta, whose personal belief has always been that to achieve greater social impact is all about raising the collective conscience and seeking to inspire others so that they can better help themselves.

Over the last decade, the agency has helped to influence and support change across hundreds of organisations, inspired and guided its leaders, and enabled many to develop strategies for sparking social change and increasing impact.

With over 20 years of experience working with local, national and international charities and philanthropists, and cross-sector experience in social housing and the National Health Service, he is well placed to share what he has learned with organisational leaders looking to achieve greater impact.

Connect with Ajay via LinkedIn or Twitter.


"They provided us with much needed guidance and support to help manage all of our fundraising activities in the UK. Their approach, knowledge and experience added great value in moving our strategy forward"

Senior Vice President for Development, the PETA Foundation

"As a result of Ki-Rin's input, NHS Richmond has been able to plan work in accordance with evidence-based research and best practice, giving us access to in-depth, reliable up-to-date guidance about our local community needs and profile. We have found KI-RIN a great organisation to work with this project delivering to timely deadlines, very professional and also great fun to work with. We hope to continue to work with the organisation in the future. From experience of working on this project we would not hesitate to recommend them."

Equality and Diversity Lead, Public Health, NHS Richmond

"One of our preferred consultancies to partner with, who have a great approach to getting under the skin of the organisations we engage with. Highly personable, competent and professional."

CEO, Resource Alliance

"We have found them to be personable, thorough, with a commanding knowledge of the sector."

CEO, The Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)

"They bring their vast experience into every assignment with wisdom and sensitivity, getting alongside diverse organisations to help them progress along their journeys. Proud to partner with Ki-Rin, particularly in helping us make a significant difference to the wide variety of Comic Relief partners that we have worked with together."

Strategy Lead, International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC)

"We achieved great impact for our partners in the community thanks to the standard of training, facilitation and consultancy in a wide range of organisational development areas."

Strategy and Organisational Development Lead, Terrence Higgins Trust

"Helped us to achieve some great outcomes for our Building for Strength programme for community organisations in Reading. Expert facilitation and deep understanding of organizational development issues effecting disadvantaged communities."

Head of Organizational Development, Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)

"They professionally and enthusiastically embraced the task of developing a plan to improve access to mental health support for BMER communities in the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow - a wide and diverse element of our population. The subsequent project success is built on this sound and comprehensive work. They bring insight, expertise and confidence to a challenge."

CEO, Mind in Ealing and Hounslow

"Ki-Rin guided us in setting our strategic direction and in evaluating our governance model. They are insightful, applying an approach that ensures all perspectives of stakeholders are valued and considered. They are also very effective at consolidating recommendations and issues raised, articulating clear, actionable recommendations to take forward. It is always a pleasure working with them, and we plan for our organisation to continue to do so."

Managing Director, Cafedirect Producers Foundation

"Ki-Rin is led by an outstanding social entrepreneur, having both the values and the professional skill to deliver exceptional service to his clients, as he sets his own personal standards of quality and integrity."

Chief Executive, Diverse Ethics

"Our partner of choice as they bring great insight, experience and integrity."

Managing Director, Carnelian

"I have great respect for Ajay the organisation he runs. I find him a person of integrity in his personal and professional life and would recommend him greatly for work in the public sector considering his unique skill sets and deep empathy for fellow human beings."

Managing Director, Here&Now 365

"Thanks to Ki-Rin, our organisation is now much further forward in our strategic direction, with a strengthened governance base and confidence level to achieve growth and sustainability."

Chief Executive, African Initiatives

"Ki-Rin’s 360 degree organisational audit process provided us with valuable guidance and road map for strengthening our strategy, infrastructure and processes. This has put us in good stead for future growth and sustainability."

Chief Executive, Pan African Development Education and Advocacy Programme

"Thanks to them, over a three month period we have completed an organisational audit, developed a practical business plan and fundraising strategy, and begun the implementation stage of both of these. Using the tools developed we have been able to approach new funders, develop under utilised funding streams and achieve greater efficiency internally in areas of governance, financial management and HR. Easy to work with and we would definitely work with them again in the future."

Welbodi Partnership

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