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Key Charity Details

Published: 25/04/2017
Updated: 25/04/2017


This information will already be filled in using the information we hold about your charity.

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Key Charity Details Charity Number

You will see that on this page the charity number will already be filled in. Each Scottish charity has a six-digit reference number with the prefix SC followed by a zero and then five digits (SC0xxxxx). This number is shown on the Scottish Charity Register.

Key Charity Details legal name

The legal name of your charity is shown on the Scottish Charity Register. You must seek OSCR’s consent if you want to change your charity’s name – guidance about this can be found on our website at

If your charity changes it name and we give our consent, the ‘Legal Name’ will be updated and a field will appear titled ‘Former Legal Name’ with the former name.