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Unicorn Preservation Society, SC002771
Registered charity from 23 January 1969
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressCGPM Consulting LLP
40 Gilmerton Place
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH17 8TP
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Websitewww.hmsunicorn.org.uk
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 Standard
This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Companies Househttps://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/
This personalised charity registration logo can be downloaded free of charge and used on the charity’s website, email signatures and publications.OSCR Registration Logo
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 for which the Company is established are to— (1) the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science: (a) Having taken over from the Ministry of Defence the ownership of HMS Unicorn, the Ship, and thereafter to repair, reconstruct, maintain, conserve and preserve the Ship in perpetuity and for this purpose to arrange for her either to be moored in a floating berth or to be placed in a dry berth at Dundee or at such other place as may from time to time be considered appropriate, and to sail or otherwise move her from place to place as may be considered appropriate. (b) Procuring, maintaining and managing a sustainable future supporting or delivering the conservation and preservation of the Ship; (c) establishing, maintaining and promoting a Museum devoted to maritime and similar subjects, called the Unicorn Museum in and around the precincts of the Ship; (d) bringing together, holding, adequately housing conserving and documenting all forms of media pertaining to the Ship and its history; (e) bringing together, holding, adequately housing, conserving and documenting artefacts of historical, artistic or scientific importance (Specimens) with regard to the Ship and its history, the Collection; (f) there will be a strong presumption against the disposal of any Specimen owned by the Company; (g) facilitating the loan of any Specimen for exhibition or research always providing that the safety and security of the Specimen is not thereby endangered; (h) displaying and publicising the Collection for the public benefit; (2) the advancement of education: (a) facilitating access to research workers and school children, always providing that the safety and security of the Collection are not thereby endangered; (b) stimulating public interest in the Museum as a focal point of education and of historic, artistic or scientific interest, thereby improving the facilities available for general public amenity and education; (c) making available through the Museum libraries, media and exhibitions of an educational or cultural nature; (3) the advancement of citizenship or community development: (a) providing facilities for and encouragement of the education and training in nautical and other useful pursuits of young persons, including those belonging to service or voluntary organisations; maximum text reached, further full information can be obtained directly from the Charity
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 31 Dec 2023
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: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
Constitutional Form Date: 23 Jan 1969
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: Scotland and other parts of the UK
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Dundee City
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "the advancement of education","the advancement of citizenship or community development","the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science","the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended"
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.Types of activity undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"
Annual Information Submission History
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure Annual Return Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Accounts Received The accounts available to view have had personal data such as signatures and addresses redacted (blacked out) to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The charity’s accounts are the responsibility of the charity trustees and any queries regarding the content of the accounts should be directed to the charity in the first instance. OSCR accepts no liability for the accuracy of the charity’s accounts nor any decision based upon them. Latest Accounts
31 Dec 2019 £274,603 £260,659 30 Sep 2020 Yes
31 Dec 2020 £305,105 £247,950 29 Sep 2021 Yes
31 Dec 2021 £349,321 £304,935 27 Sep 2022 Yes
31 Dec 2022 £420,913 £456,379 27 Sep 2023 Yes Published accounts can be found on the Companies House website
31 Dec 2023 No Annual Information due by 30 Sep 2024
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