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Have your say: charity banking challenges survey 2024 10 Apr 2024

NCVO and the Charity Finance Group recently launched their 2024 survey of charities’ experiences of banking and are inviting all voluntary organisations to complete the survey. By sharing your views and experiences, you’ll help third sector bodies to advocate for better banking services for voluntary organisations.

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How OSCR carries out investigations
How OSCR carries out investigations 27 Mar 2023

OSCR’s role is to support a Scottish charity sector which is trusted and respected, and positively contributes to our society. That’s why one of our statutory functions is to undertake inquiries into charities where something has gone wrong.

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Inquiry reports: Social Bite Fund & The World's Big Sleep Out Trust
Inquiry reports: Social Bite Fund & The World's Big Sleep Out Trust 27 Mar 2023

Today, OSCR has published our statutory reports into concerns raised about the Social Bite Fund (SC045232) and The World's Big Sleep Out Trust (SC049124).

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OSCR joins SCVO for free safeguarding webinar
OSCR joins SCVO for free safeguarding webinar 23 Mar 2023

Come along to explore learning from past safeguarding investigations, trustee duties and good governance, employer responsibilities, OSCR guidance and reporting, and to find out more about SCVO’s new safeguarding training.

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Revitalising Trusts project tracks down millions for public benefit
Revitalising Trusts project tracks down millions for public benefit 22 Mar 2023

The Revitalising Trusts project, run collaboratively by OSCR and Foundation Scotland, has unlocked over £2.3 million from lost or forgotten charitable accounts.

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What happens when a charity doesn’t submit their annual report and accounts on time?
What happens when a charity doesn’t submit their annual report and accounts on time? 17 Mar 2023

All charities in Scotland have a legal duty to provide OSCR with an annual report and accounts every year. Failing to submit your annual return and accounts can seriously affect your reputation as a charity.

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How can you improve your charity’s annual reports and accounts?
How can you improve your charity’s annual reports and accounts? 15 Mar 2023

We recently undertook a review of the accounts submitted by 90 charities. This work has helped us to identify areas where improvement is required and where we may want to provide additional support for charities.

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How to manage your charity during tough times
How to manage your charity during tough times 14 Mar 2023

Many charities across Scotland are feeling the effects of the current economic crisis. We know that managing your charity during tough times like these can be extremely challenging.

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Share your views on the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill
Share your views on the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill 21 Feb 2023

The Scottish Parliament’s Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has launched a consultation on the Scottish Government’s Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill and you are invited to share your views.

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