Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations website offers a range of resources to assist groups to get started.
Starting to set up a Charity - Includes: Getting Started/Making a Plan/Membership/Deciding on status/Risks/Structures/Wring a Constitution/Next Steps
Trustees Boards and Committees - Includes: Recruitment and Induction/ Roles and Responsibilities/ Meetings
Financial and Business Management - includes: charity account and financial reporting; TAX and VAT; Business Planning
Managing Staff and Volunteers
Services and Deals - General Advice - includes IT and telecoms, legal, office and facilities, training and events, finance, information and research, HR, Networks
Training and Events
Writing a Business Plan
Beginners Guide to Securing Grant Funding document which offers support in making a successful funding application.
Fife Voluntary Action website - Fife Council work in partnership with Fife Voluntary Action to provide voluntary, community, social enterprise and charitable organisations with advice, information and one-to-one support to those wishing to establish a formal organisation.
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) - The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is an independent regulator and register for over 23,000 Scottish charities, including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities and major care providers.
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) – Becoming a Charity - If you would like your organisation to become a charity, there are a number of things to consider before applying, click on this link to ensure you are clear about what becoming a charity involves.
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) – Becoming a Charity - The Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) is a new legal form for registered Scottish charities. The SCIO is a corporate body which is a legal entity able to enter into contracts, employ staff, incur debts, own property, sue and be sued. Back To Top