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Families and Friends Affected by Murder and Suicide (FAMS), SC045179
Registered charity from 23 October 2014
Charity Details
The name the charity is known by.The Name the Charity is Known ByFAMS
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressFAMS Charity
The Lighthouse
353 Orbiston Street
North Lanarkshire
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeML1 1QW
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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
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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:
Purposes, Area of Benefit & Beneficiaries 4. The organisation is established for charitable purposes only, and in particular, the objects are: 4.1 To improve the health and wellbeing of people experiencing traumatic grief and loss through suicide or murder within their families and communities 4.2 To improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people presenting with mild to moderate mental health issues and/or suicidal behaviours. 5 The area within which the organisation shall operate (in this constitution referred to as the ‘Area of Benefit’) shall be Scotland 6 The organisation shall promote (but not promote exclusively) its activities and delivery operations to people within the ‘Area of Benefit’ who are experiencing trauma and grief as a result murder or suicide within their families and communities. These people will be the organisation’s beneficiaries.
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: 23 Oct 2014
Previous Constitutional Form 1: Other
Previous Constitutional Form 2: Other
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: More than one local authority area in Scotland
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: North Lanarkshire
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage"
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: "Other defined groups"
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: Previous Name from 23/10/2014 to 26/07/2018 Families and Friends Against Murder and Suicide SCIO
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
30 Sep 2017 £14,471 £12,736 06 Jun 2018 Yes
30 Sep 2018 £11,766 £9,984 31 Jan 2019 Yes
30 Sep 2019 £31,679 £28,180 08 Apr 2020 Yes
30 Sep 2020 £69,927 £66,350 13 Jan 2021 Yes
30 Sep 2021 £121,416 £120,074 05 May 2022 Yes FAMS 2021 Signed Accounts_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.

If an annual return has been received on time (within nine months of the Year End Date), the 'Annual Return Received' box is green   . If an annual return is late, the box is red   .
Inquiry Reports
TitleDescriptionEffective From DateExpiry DateDocument
Section 28 (3) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, Direction Not To Undertake Specified Activities OSCR has directed the trustees of Families and Friends Affected by Murder and Suicide (FAMS), under section 28(3) of the 2005 Act not to transfer any charitable assets for any activity that does not further the charity’s purposes pending further inquiries by us, for the period of the direction 27 May 2022 27 Nov 2022

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