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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 ByRSPB
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address2 Lochside View
Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH12 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.Is the supplied address a principal office or a trustee address?Principal Office
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Websitewww.rspb.org.uk
The name of the parent charity.Parent Charity NameThe Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The registered number of the parent charity.Parent Charity Registration Number207076
The country in which the parent charity was registered.Parent Charity Country of RegistrationEngland & 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
This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Charity Commissionhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission
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:
1. 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.
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: 16 Apr 2019
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.Types of activity undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"

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 Cycle Financial Year Annual Return
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested. Year End The gross income for the period. Income Expenditure The date OSCR sent the return to the charity. Issued Received The date the return was validated by OSCR. Checked When 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 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
2015 31 Mar 2015 £132,872,000 £128,194,000 31 Mar 2015 02 Dec 2015 03 Dec 2015 No
2016 31 Mar 2016 £136,994,000 £134,064,000 31 Mar 2016 20 Dec 2016 21 Dec 2016 No
2017 31 Mar 2017 £134,179,000 £135,091,000 31 Mar 2017 21 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017 No
2018 31 Mar 2018 £138,353,000 £136,597,000 03 Apr 2018 20 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018 No Published accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website
2019 31 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019 No

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