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Books Abroad, SC011359 Registered charity from 16 January 1982
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.Address: Unit 1
Richmond Avenue Industrial Estate
Rhynie
Huntly
Aberdeenshire
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.Postcode: AB54 4HJ
This shows whether the address supplied by the charity is their principal office or the address of one of the charity's trustees. Where the charity tells us that the address is a charity trustee's address, we must publish the name.Office/Home Address: Principal Office
Shown where the charity has supplied us with a link to its website.Website: http://www.booksabroad.org.uk
Shown where the charity publishes accounts on its website and these are available to view online.Link to charity accounts: http://www.booksabroad.org.uk/documents-books-abroad.php
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
OSCR Registration Logo: SC011359 Image Pack
Operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 19 Oct 2017
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 Sep 2016
Previous Constitutional Form 1: Unincorporated association
Previous Constitutional Form 1 Date: 16 Jan 1982
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: UK and overseas
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Aberdeenshire
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: The advancement of education
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: Children / young people,Older people,People with disabilities or health problems,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.Activities: It carries out activities or services itself
Notes: This SCIO was incorporated on 23 September 2016 as a result of a Change to SCIO application by SC011359 Books Abroad, which was an unincorporated association registered as a charity since 16 January 1982.
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:
4.1 To propagate and maintain literacy and education in all its branches and at all levels, by any lawful means in any area of the world where lack of resources would otherwise be an obstacle to its achievement. 4.2 To re-use wherever possible, books and other educational materials received from British schools, libraries, private households and any other source that may be otherwise be disposed of as waste in order that such materials may have a second life in the hands of the society's beneficiaries abroad.

Income and Expenditure figures are only available for all charities from June 2012. Prior to this, the data capture of expenditure figures depended on the type of form the charity completed.

Annual Return Submission History
Mailing CycleFinancial YearAnnual Return
The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested.Year EndThe gross income for the period.IncomeExpenditureThe date OSCR sent the return to the charity.IssuedReceivedThe date the return was validated by OSCR.CheckedWhen a charity has submitted its return on time (within the required 9 months from its Annual Return Date), the Overdue/Late field for that charity will be green. Where a charity has submitted its return after the 9 month deadline, the Overdue/Late field will be red.Overdue / LateThe 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.View Accounts
201231 Dec 2012£93,795£87,23231 Dec 201201 Jul 201318 Jul 2013No
201331 Dec 2013£59,086£79,16031 Dec 201303 Sep 201417 Oct 2014No
201431 Dec 2014£61,857£43,03431 Dec 201416 Sep 201508 Oct 2015No
201531 Dec 2015£92,110£46,46831 Dec 201525 Aug 201625 Aug 2016No
201631 Dec 2016£64,297£62,08504 Jan 201713 Oct 201719 Oct 2017Yes
Charity Accounts and Constitutions

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