SCIO Dissolutions and Sequestrations

SCIOs exist only so long as they are entered in the Scottish Charity Register.  Therefore, where a SCIO wishes to stop operating and bring an end to its existence, it must apply to us to dissolve it by removing it from the Register.

As part of the application process, charity law requires that the proposed dissolution is published on our website prior to it taking place.  This gives members of the public, donors and creditors notice of the intended dissolution.

The tables in this section provide details of those SCIOs currently proposing to dissolve or which are in the process of being dissolved.  For easy reference, we have identified separately whether the SCIOs are solvent, are insolvent, or are the subject of sequestrations.

A SCIO which has enough assets to pay its debts as they arise can apply to us for solvent dissolution.  If we approve, the SCIO will have time to wind up its affairs before we remove it from the Register and dissolve it.

The table lists current applications for this process.  We publish each proposed dissolution for 28 days.

If you have contracted with or are otherwise involved with the SCIO, and are concerned about its proposal to dissolve (for instance if it owes you an outstanding debt) or if you have relevant information, you can contact us about it.  If you wish to do so, you must contact us by the last date given in the table.

SCIO name and charity number Notice of application Last date for receipt of representations or information
SC043361 NUS Scotland Charitable Services Notice of application for solvent dissolution 30 September 2018
SC047104 Pause for Peace Associates Notice of application for solvent dissolution 10 October 2018
SC045256 Smereka Notice of application for solvent dissolution 11 October 2018
SC042919 Anthony O'Brien Quinn Memorial Trust Notice of application for solvent dissolution 15 October 2018

A SCIO which is insolvent - that is, which is unable to pay its debts - and has outstanding debts of at least £1,500 may apply to OSCR for insolvent dissolution.  The process of insolvent dissolution involves the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) sequestrating the SCIO's estate prior to our removing it from the Register and dissolve it.

Sequestration is the legal term for bankruptcy and is the process for the relief of unpaid or overdue debts. Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) is an agency of the Scottish Government which supervises the process of insolvency in Scotland.  The decision on whether the SCIO's estate should be sequestrated is made by AiB, not by us.

The table below lists the SCIOs which have recently applied to us for insolvent dissolution. There is no right for third parties to make representations to us about an application for insolvent dissolution.  However, if you are a creditor of the SCIO and are concerned about any outstanding debts to you, you can get further information from the Accountant in Bankruptcy website.  

AiB can also be contacted at:

The Accountant in Bankruptcy
1 Pennyburn Road
KA13 6SA

Tel: 0300 200 2600


SCIO name and charity number

Notice of application

 Jeely Jaur SC045687

 ReUseIt Furniture Re-use Project SC043733



A SCIO's application for insolvent dissolution is assessed by Accountant in Bankruptcy to decide whether its estate should be sequestrated.  AiB will award sequestration of the estate of a SCIO if it is satisfied that the SCIO has outstanding debts of at least £1,500 and that it has paid the appropriate application fee.

The table below lists those SCIOs whose estates are currently being sequestrated by AiB.  The process of sequestration from application to discharge takes around 15 months, although it may be much longer in some cases.  Once the sequestration is complete, we will dissolve the SCIO by removing it from the Register.

SCIO name and charity number

Award of sequestration

 ReUseIt Furniture Re-use Project SC043733

 24 August 2017