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Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Community Trust, SC037831
Registered charity from 16 February 2007
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known ByBLS Community Trust
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressStrathyre Village Hall
Strathyre
Callander
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeFK18 8NA
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Websitehttps://www.blscommunitytrust.org.uk/home
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 organisation has been formed to benefit the Community of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre, as defined and encompassing all units in the postcode districts listed below (“the Community”), with the purposes listed in the sub-clauses hereto (“the Purposes”), to be exercised following the principles of sustainable development (where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs). FK18 8NA/8NB/8ND/8NF/8NG/8NJ/8NL/8NQ FK19 8NR/8NS/8NT/8NZ/8PR/8PS/8PT/8PU/8PW/8PX/8PY/8PZ/8NY/8NX 8PA/8PB/8PQ/8PI/8QB/8QDE/8QF/8QG 4.1 Preserve, restore and improve the environment through the provision, and sustainable maintenance and development of public spaces and amenities, as part of the protection and sustainable development of Scotland's natural and cultural heritage. 4.2 To provide facilities, events and activities to improve recreation and leisure opportunities for the Community and general public, increasing social interaction and promoting awareness of local cultural and natural assets. 4.3 Advance and promote sustainable community development through working with partner organisations to develop and deliver Community Place Plans for the BLS Community Trust area, and to implement community projects and improvements identified within the plan.
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: 07 Aug 2022
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: 24 Feb 2021
Previous Constitutional Form 1: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
Previous Constitutional Form 1 Date: 16 Feb 2007
Previous Constitutional Form 2: Other
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: A specific local point, community or neighbourhood
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Stirling
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "the advancement of citizenship or community development","the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational facilities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended","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 activty undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"
Notes: This SCIO was incorporated on 24 February 2021 as a result of the conversion of a charitable company. (Company Number: SC315209, Company Name: Balquhidder, Lochearnhead And Strathyre Community Trust Limited)
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 Jan 2018 £15,028 £5,040 24 Aug 2018 Yes
31 Jan 2019 £44,891 £13,356 31 Oct 2019 Yes
31 Jan 2020 £25,678 £23,304 29 Oct 2020 Yes
31 Mar 2021 £21,808 £50,812 10 Dec 2021 Yes Visit Charity's Website
31 Mar 2022 No Annual Information due by 31 Dec 2022
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