Inverness 01463 221727 | Dingwall 01349 866777 | Aviemore 01479 788688

Inverness 01463 221727

Dingwall 01349 866777

Aviemore 01479 788688

Charity Formation

If you wish to set up a charitable organisation, you will need to consider the different options available to you. Charities can have many constitutional forms, such as companies, trusts or unincorporated associations.

To become a charity in Scotland you must apply to OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) for charitable status. Furthermore, it is a requirement of Charity Law in Scotland that your organisation only have charitable purposes and that it must provide a benefit to the public.

As well as the options listed above, a recent form of charitable status has also became available, The Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - a new legal form for registered Scottish charities, making them legal entities able to enter into contracts, employ staff, incur debts, own property, sue and be sued. Whether you are an existing charity or a new start-up, we can provide information and guidance on the implications and differences this status brings, and assist with the application/conversion process.

At Munro & Noble, we have the experience and expertise in place to advise on which option is best for you and your organisation, to register the necessary paperwork and help you meet the legal responsibilities required once established.

If you have an enquiry relating to Charity Formation, please call either Emma or Alpin on 01463-221727

Emma Linn | Senior AssociateEmma is originally from Inverness and graduated in Law from the University of Edinburgh in 1999, completing the Diploma in Legal Practice there the following year. She trained in Inverness and Glasgow, and worked in large commercial firms in Glasgow before returning to Inverness in 2010. Since then, Emma has worked...
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Alpin Stewart | PartnerBorn and raised in Inverness, Alpin studied at Edinburgh University where he graduated LLB (Hons) (Law and Celtic) in 1988. He trained in Portree and over the intervening years has practiced there, in Kyle of Lochalsh and in Dingwall. In 2010, he and Jill Miller established the firm of George Street Law. Alpin has...
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