Extract from the Scottish Charity Register

Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, SC038110
Registered charity from 03-05-2007
Charity Details
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The name the charity is known by
Known As Name: Sightsavers
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This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity
Address: 35 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
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This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied
Postcode: RH16 3BW
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Is this the Principal Office or a Charity Trustee’s address: Principal Office
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The charity's website address. This is a hyperlink to the charity's website.
Website: www.sightsavers.org
Operations
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Current status of the charity
Charity status: Active
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Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation.
Constitutional Form: Statutory corporation (Royal Charter etc)
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This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is
Geographical Spread: Overseas only
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This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating
Main Operating Location: Outwith Scotland
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The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose. Charities were asked to identify at least one charitable purpose which applied to their activities.
Purposes: The advancement of education,The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
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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: People with disabilities or health problems
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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 makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations
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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: To take or promote measures for the prevention and cure of blindness in the countries and territories specified under article 4 of this our charter and for the education, rehabilitation, training and employment of the blind in those countries and territories and To foster collaboration among organisations concerned with blindness and its prevention and to promote and where appropriate, to participate in national, regional and international activities likely to prevent blindness and benefit the blind in any part of the world.

Income / Expenditure totals

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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 Cycle Financial Year Annual Return
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The end of the financial year for which accounts and information has been requested
Year End
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The gross income for the period
Income
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The date OSCR sent the return to the charity
Issued
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The date the return was validated by OSCR
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Overdue/Late
2009 31-12-2009 £100,168,000.00 £0.00 27-01-2010 10-08-2010 08-09-2010 No
2010 31-12-2010 £173,471,000.00 £0.00 24-01-2011 08-09-2011 09-12-2011 No
2011 31-12-2011 £161,311,000.00 £158,681,000.00 19-01-2012 17-09-2012 18-10-2012 No
2012 31-12-2012 £158,629,000.00 £159,320,000.00 31-12-2012 26-09-2013 27-09-2013 No
2013 31-12-2013 31-12-2013 No
Charity Accounts and Constitutions
OSCR does not publish this information on the website. The public have the right to the following information under s.23 (1) (a) and (b) of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 from the charity directly:
  • a copy of the charity's latest statement of account
  • a copy of the charity's constitution.
Please contact the charity directly to request this information.
Details of charity trustees

OSCR does not keep a register of Scottish Charity Trustees. This is not one of our statutory functions or something that we are resourced to do. Information about Scottish Charities should be available from the trustees' report of the charity's annual accounts. Please contact the charity directly using the above search to find this information

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