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Issue with contact forms on the OSCR website 01 Mar 2024

We are currently unable to receive submissions from any contact forms on our website, and are working with our IT suppliers to resolve this as soon as possible.

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More help available for charities as cyber threats persist
More help available for charities as cyber threats persist 29 Feb 2024

SCVO’s Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator, Alison Brogan, highlights the importance of being cyber resilient and explains how charities can get support to be better protected against cyber threats.

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Five tips to improve your charity’s cyber safety and security
Five tips to improve your charity’s cyber safety and security 26 Feb 2024

SCVO’s Cyber Resilience Co-ordinator Alison Brogan has shared her top tips to help charities become more cyber safe and secure.

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Coming soon: changes to charity law and the way we regulate
Coming soon: changes to charity law and the way we regulate 23 Feb 2024

Legislation has been laid in the Scottish Parliament to bring into effect some of the changes contained in the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023.

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Does your charity own land and property in Scotland?
Does your charity own land and property in Scotland? 22 Feb 2024

If your charity owns, or has an interest in, land and property in Scotland, there is new legislation which may apply to you. Find out if you need to submit an entry to the Register of Persons with a Controlled Interest in Land (RCI) by 1 April 2024.

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Latest version of the Sector Overview Report now available
Latest version of the Sector Overview Report now available 15 Feb 2024

A new version of the Sector Overview Report has been released by OSCR. The report provides a snapshot of the charity sector in Scotland over the last three months, based on the information provided by charities on the Scottish Charity Register.

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Learning from OSCR’s Inquiries: Financial Management
Learning from OSCR’s Inquiries: Financial Management 09 Feb 2024

We've reviewed the full range of inquiry cases that we have dealt with recently, and have identified some common themes and issues that other charities can learn from. The first report focuses on the topic of financial management.

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Charity lifecycles: dissolution and evolution
Charity lifecycles: dissolution and evolution 08 Feb 2024

Martin Tyson, OSCR's Head of Regulation and Improvement, reflects on the role of the charity regulator in the lifecycle of Scotland's charities and discusses the trends OSCR has seen over the last year.

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Improvements to the online annual return process
Improvements to the online annual return process 08 Feb 2024

We have recently made some improvements to the online annual return process to make it easier for you to complete your online annual return fully and accurately.

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