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Alcohol Focus Scotland, SC009538
Registered charity from 23 August 1985
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address2nd Floor
166 Buchanan Street
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeG1 2LW
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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
This is the link to the lead regulatory body for this organisation.Link to Companies House
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:
3. A The objects for which the Company is established are the advancement of health and to improve the quality of people's lives by reducing the harm caused by alcohol using effective and evidence based measures. B The Company will carry out the following activities in implement of its objects: (1) Increase public knowledge of the levels of alcohol misuse, its harmful effects on the individual, the family, society and the economy and initiate and support action to combat the problem; (2) Promote and, where deemed appropriate, provide learning,and development opportunities , information, education, and research to assist in a better understanding and identification of alcohol misuse as well as the effective means for reducing alcohol-related harm; (3) Collect, analyse, publish and disseminate research and information, using a range of communication channels, in conjunction with other bodies and persons where necessary, expedient, desirable or appropriate, information relative to the objects of the Company and in particular and without prejudice to the foregoing generality, in relation to:- 1. the incidence of alcohol-related harm in relation to society and employment and other relevant trends; and 2. individuals and agencies working to reduce alcohol harm, (4) Promote, encourage and support research into the most effective ways of reducing alcohol harm; (5) Provide, promote , encourage and encourage advocacy campaigns, learning and development opportunities and events, to further all or any of the objects of the Company; (6) Work with individuals, organisations and the Company's membership network and gather and respond to their views on relevant matters that the organisation is consulted about; (7) Publish, issue and circulate information relating to alcohol and alcohol-related harm which may include articles, briefings, leaflets , publications or . other forms of communication ; (8) Seek opportunity to engage with the government and other bodies on the information and development of relevant policy; (9) Establish relations and to maintain communications with and to affiliate or become affiliated to any bodies with similar objects to those of the Company, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere; (10) Provide consultancy and project management services to other agencies or bodies working in the alcohol field, to further the objects of the Company.
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: 25 Nov 2020
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: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)
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: Glasgow City
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "The advancement of health"
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","Other charities / 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 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
31 Mar 2017 £729,612 £679,939 06 Dec 2017 Yes
31 Mar 2018 £822,191 £783,096 28 Nov 2018 Yes
31 Mar 2019 £904,210 £736,576 11 Oct 2019 Yes
31 Mar 2020 £737,163 £766,943 25 Nov 2020 Yes Published accounts can be found on the Companies House website
31 Mar 2021 No Annual Information due by 31 Dec 2021
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