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About OSCR

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is a non-ministerial office and part of the Scottish Administration following commencement of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

We are the independent regulator and registrar for over 25,000 Scottish charities including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities and major care providers. Our work as Regulator ultimately supports public confidence in charities and their work.

We are independent of Scottish Government and report directly to the Scottish Parliament every year. 


Find out how we operate as Scotland's Charity regulator.

Our Work

Find out about our work, what we were set up to do, and who we work with.

OSCR Management & Board

Find out about our Board members and our Senior Management Team.

Documentation & Guidance

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