Charity Details

Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, SC038110 Registered charity from 03 May 2007
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known By: Sightsavers
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address: 35 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.Postcode: RH16 3BW
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:
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: 30 Sep 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: Overseas only
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. Charities were asked to identify at least one charitable purpose which applied to their activities.Purposes: The advancement of education,The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
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: People with disabilities or health problems
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 makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations
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. Objectives
" To take or promote measures for the prevention and cure of blindness in the countries and territories specified under article 4 of this our charter and for the education, rehabilitation, training and employment of the blind in those countries and territories and " To foster collaboration among organisations concerned with blindness and its prevention and to promote and where appropriate, to participate in national, regional and international activities likely to prevent blindness and benefit the blind in any part of the world.

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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
201031 Dec 2010£173,471,000£024 Jan 201108 Sep 201109 Dec 2011No
201131 Dec 2011£161,311,000£158,681,00019 Jan 201217 Sep 201218 Oct 2012No
201231 Dec 2012£158,629,000£159,320,00031 Dec 201226 Sep 201327 Sep 2013No
201331 Dec 2013£199,688,000£200,406,00031 Dec 201305 Sep 201409 Sep 2014No
201431 Dec 2014£187,578,000£185,041,00031 Dec 201425 Sep 201530 Sep 2015No
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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