Guidance and forms

Becoming a charity guidance

Read our guidance about becoming a charity and setting up a charity.

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Managing a charity guidance

Read the range of guidance on running a charity and the legal duties of charity trustees.

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Making changes to a charity guidance

Read our guidance on making changes to your charity, when you need our consent and when you need to tell us about changes.

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Accounts and finance guidance

Guidance on how to prepare different types of accounts and how to look after your charity’s finances.

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Fundraising guidance

Read our guidance on the law around fundraising and how the self-regulation system works in Scotland and rest of the UK.

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Forms and Templates

Find the popular forms and templates we publish.

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SCIOs: A Guide

Scottish Charity Accounts: an updated guide to the 2006 Regulations

Water Exemption FAQ briefing

Guidance for Village Halls governed by a Deed of Trust

This is technical guidance for people who are advising village hall charities about incorporation as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) or a company; or making changes to their governing document.

We will add to this page as more of our guidance is rewritten for the web.

You can also search for our other guidance or see our Charity FAQs.