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Deciding whether an organisation meets the charity test

Thursday January 13, 2022

OSCR's Head of Regulation and Improvement, Martin Tyson, explains our role in awarding charitable status and provides further detail into our recent decision to award status to Stanton Healthcare (East of Scotland).

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Reading between the lines

Monday January 10, 2022

As the Revitalising Trust Project reaches a six month milestone, Steff Bell, Project Advisor shares her insights into what she's learnt so far.

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Scotland’s charities and the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday January 5, 2022

In this blog, Head of Regulation and Improvement Martin Tyson sets out the evidence he presented to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee on Scotland’s third sector and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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I’d like to make a complaint…..

Tuesday December 14, 2021

Did you know that OSCR currently receives around ten concerns about Scotland's twenty-five thousand charities each week, but that the majority of these issues are not regulatory concerns? Our Senior Manager Digital and Communications, John Fellows, sets out how we deal with the concerns we receive about charities, and what action we take in each case.

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Charity data – all things tangible

Wednesday October 27, 2021

OSCR's Data and Research Manager, Louise Meikleham, provides some background to our latest research - the Scottish Charities 2021 Sector Overview.

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Scary “scam-demic” stats…

Friday October 15, 2021

Guest Blog by Alison Stone, Third Sector Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator for Charity Fraud Awareness Week

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Charity reserves - can they help support you during a pandemic

Tuesday August 31, 2021

Reserves are really important for your charity. But how can they help support you during a pandemic? Find out in this blog.

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Social Investment

Tuesday August 24, 2021

Alastair Davis, CEO of Social Investment Scotland, talks about the social investment fund and an events programme developed to support the sector.

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Charities, climate change and good governance

Wednesday June 23, 2021

Julie Hutchison, Charities Specialist, Aberdeen Standard Capital asks charities to reflect on the way climate change will, and may already be, affecting your beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, trustees and other stakeholders.

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Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel Seeks New Members

Monday June 21, 2021

The Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel are looking for new members who can contribute to the Panel’s strategic thinking. Interested? Have a look at our new blog.

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