Charity Names Guidance
What this guidance covers
This guidance sets out the key points charities and applicants to become a charity need to know about the rules around charity names, including the rules under charity law and company law - which apply to companies and Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs).
The guidance also explains what OSCR does if there is a problem with a name.
Who is this guidance for?
This guidance is for:
- People thinking about setting up a charity.
- Charities that are thinking about changing their name.
- People advising charities.
How to use the guidance
The guidance is split into sections to help you find the information most relevant to you and your charity:
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