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Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust, SC044733
Registered charity from 12 March 2014
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressACT
The Enterprise Centre
Kilmory Industrial Estate
Lochgilphead
Argyll
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodePA31 8SH
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.act-now.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 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:
4. The SCIO’s purposes are to benefit the community of Argyll and Bute, which comprises the local authority area of Argyll and Bute (the “Community”), with the following objects: 4.1 to advance environmental protection and/or improvement, in particular through the maintenance, management, promotion and enhancement of the natural environment (including landscape, wildlife and the marine environment, and including measures to promote biodiversity) in countryside and coastal areas within the Community, and through encouraging investment in the Community’s natural capital; 4.2 to advance education, primarily within the Community, in particular (a) through encouraging, facilitating and promoting informed and responsible public access to countryside and coastal areas within the Community (and including the provision of interpretive centres, signage and other methods of conveying information), (b) increasing the level of knowledge and understanding of environmental issues (including principles of best practice) among local communities and public, private and third sector bodies, and (c) conducting, arranging and/or participating in research projects within the environmental field where the results of such research are to be made available to the public; 4.3 to provide recreational facilities with the aim of encouraging public participation in outdoor leisure activities within countryside and coastal areas within the Community and improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended, particularly within the Community; 4.4 to advance heritage, and in particular to promote the conservation of buildings and other features of architectural and/or historical interest within the Community; 4.5 to relieve unemployment and promote volunteering within the Community, and in particular through projects and initiatives connected with the delivery of the objectives set out above which provide opportunities for volunteer support, training and/or work experience; and 4.6 to promote the voluntary sector within the Community, and particularly through the delivery of advice and support to, and/or joint working with, organisations which are pursuing aims similar to one or more of the objectives set out above.
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: 10 Feb 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)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: Wider, but within one local authority area
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Argyll & Bute
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 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","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"
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
01 Apr 2018 £367,393 £216,571 07 Dec 2018 Yes
01 Apr 2019 £392,228 £453,829 12 Dec 2019 Yes
01 Apr 2020 £495,593 £316,209 09 Feb 2021 Yes
01 Apr 2021 £557,488 £446,402 09 Feb 2022 Yes Visit Charity's Website
01 Apr 2022 No Annual Information due by 01 Jan 2023
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