Good-practice principles designed to improve and guide the process of community engagement. Link to Scottish Community Development Centre.
Summary guidance for community groups and organisations looking to take ownership of assets currently controlled by local authorities. Link to Scot Gov.
Guidance on the law around fundraising and how the self-regulation system works in Scotland and rest of the UK. Link to OSCR.
This Guide looks at the main ways a charity can trade and what charity trustees need to consider. Link to OSCR.
Changes that need consent from OSCR, those that require notification, and others you can just make. Link to OSCR.
Discover the elements that, when handled properly, make for good governance in a charity or third sector organisation. Link to OSCR.
Meet legal requirements, ensure your charity is well-run, and avoid some of the common problems that can arise. Link to OSCR
Voluntary or unincorporated association: a further guide to help you decide on the structure of your organisation. Link to SCVO.
To be a Scottish charity or a charity registered in Scotland your organisation must pass the charity test. Link to OSCR.
Guidance aimed at anyone who is considering setting up a charity, particularly those interested in becoming a SCIO. Link to OSCR.
An organisation can only become a charity if it meets the ‘charity test’, meaning that it must show it has only charitable purposes and benefits the public. Link to OSCR.
There are benefits that come with being a charity but you need to balance these against the legal obligations that come with being a charity. Link to OSCR.