Charity Details

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, SC037654 Registered charity from 05 December 2006
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known By: RSPB
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address: 2 Lochside View
Edinburgh Park
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.Postcode: EH12 9DH
This shows whether the address supplied by the charity is their principal office or the address of one of the charity's trustees. Where the charity tells us that the address is a charity trustee's address, we must publish the name.Office/Home Address: Principal Office
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Website:
Shown where the charity publishes accounts on its website and these are available to view online.Link to charity accounts:
The name of the parent charity.Parent Charity Name: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The registered number of the parent charity.Parent Charity Registration Number: 207076
The country in which the parent charity was registered.Parent Charity Country of Registration: England & Wales
Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type: Cross-Border
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 17 Feb 2015
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Statutory corporation (Royal Charter etc)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: UK and overseas
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Outwith Scotland
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: The advancement of education,The advancement of environmental protection or improvement
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: No specific group, or for the benefit of the community
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Activities: It carries out activities or services itself
These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
The Objects shall be: 1) To promote the conservation of biological diversity and the natural environment for the public benefit, in particular but not exclusively by: (a) conserving wild birds and other wildlife, and the environment on which they depend; (b) protecting, restoring and re-creating habitats. And, in furtherance of that primary objective, to raise public understanding and awareness of, and to provide information on, such matters. 2) To advance education of the public in conservation of the natural environment.

Income and Expenditure figures are only available for all charities from June 2012. Prior to this, the data capture of expenditure figures depended on the type of form the charity completed.

Annual Return Submission History
Mailing CycleFinancial YearAnnual Return
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested.Year EndThe gross income for the period.IncomeExpenditureThe date OSCR sent the return to the charity.IssuedReceivedThe date the return was validated by OSCR.CheckedWhen a charity has submitted its return on time (within the required 9 months from its Annual Return Date), the Overdue/Late field for that charity will be green. Where a charity has submitted its return after the 9 month deadline, the Overdue/Late field will be red.Overdue / Late
201131 Mar 2011£122,519,000£028 Apr 201108 Nov 201108 Feb 2012No
201231 Mar 2012£119,677,000£111,981,00023 Apr 201217 Oct 201225 Oct 2012No
201331 Mar 2013£122,114,000£115,087,00002 Apr 201319 Nov 201322 Nov 2013No
201431 Mar 2014£127,045,000£126,779,00031 Mar 201407 Nov 201410 Nov 2014No
201531 Mar 2015Annual Return has not yet been submitted for this year.-Annual Return has not yet been submitted for this year.-31 Mar 2015Annual Return has not yet been submitted for this year.-Annual Return has not yet been submitted for this year.-No
Charity Accounts and Constitutions

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  • a copy of the charity's latest statement of account
  • a copy of the charity's constitution.

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