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Who we are

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 24,000 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 more about who OSCR is by clicking on each section of the diagram below: