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Royal British Legion Scotland SCIO, SC003323
Registered charity from 31 July 1950
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known ByLegion Scotland
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressNew Haig House
Logie Green Road
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH7 4HQ
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its
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 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 charitable purposes of RBLS are: 4.1.1 The prevention or relief of poverty amongst men or women who have at any time honourably served with any branch of the naval, military and air forces of the Crown (whether Regular or Reserve); Royal Observer Corps and members of HM Coastguard; the Merchant Navy; the Forces of Allied Nations; the Women’s Land Army; the Women’s Timber Corps; Bevin Boys, members of the War Widows Association or Adult Cadet Instructors and their spouses, partners and dependants, hereinafter referred to as “ex-Service men and women”; 4.1.2 The advancement of citizenship and community development by the encouragement of co-operation between ex-Service men and women and others supporting the objects of RBLS through the establishment of Branches, by promoting and encouraging volunteering and the principle of service to others and by perpetuating and honouring the memory of those who died in the service of their country through the education of the public and through acts of remembrance; 4.1.3 The relief of ex-Service men and women in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; 4.1.4 The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science by the promotion of music, including the music of pipe bands and military bands and the encouragement of participation in music by young people; by preserving war memorials and by promoting and parading ceremonial colours as a tribute to those ex-Service men and women who have died in the service of their country and as a symbol of belief in our common culture; 4.1.5 The advancement of public participation in sport; 4.1.6 The provision of recreational facilities and the organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for ex-service men and women in particular and for members of the public generally; and 4.1.7 Any other purposes that reasonably may be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes.
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: 03 Jun 2024
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: SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation)
Constitutional Form Date: 17 Oct 2016
Previous Constitutional Form 1: Unincorporated association
Previous Constitutional Form 1 Date: 31 Jul 1950
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: Operations cover all or most of Scotland
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: City of Edinburgh
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "the prevention or relief of poverty","the advancement of citizenship or community development","the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science","the advancement of public participation in sport","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","the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage","any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes"
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: "Older People","People with disabilities or health problems","Other defined groups","Other charities or voluntary bodies"
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 makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals","It makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations","It carries out activities or services itself"
Notes: The SCIO was incorporated on the 17th October 2016, as a result of a Change to SCIO application by Royal British Legion Scotland, which was an Unincorporated Association registered as Unincorporated Association registered as a Charity since 31st July 1950.
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 Oct 2019 £1,812,101 £1,257,426 30 Jun 2020 Yes
31 Oct 2020 £1,554,269 £1,275,133 29 Jun 2021 Yes
31 Oct 2021 £1,288,932 £1,017,024 25 Apr 2022 Yes
31 Oct 2022 £1,627,745 £1,288,100 31 May 2023 Yes
31 Oct 2023 £1,191,894 £1,404,232 03 Jun 2024 Yes R042 - RBLS - Final 2023 - FULLY SIGNED - Post Conference PDF_Redacted
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSCR allowed an additional 9 months grace period for charities that were overdue/late when their annual information due by date fell between 01 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.

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