Welcome to the Scottish Charity Regulator

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For Charities

Our work as Regulator is aimed at reinforcing public trust and confidence in charities. In reporting to us and meeting legal requirements, your charity demonstrates to the public that assets are properly accounted for and that it’s being run properly.

Read about our requirements, complete your annual return online, and find useful information designed to support you in getting it right.

Thinking about becoming a charity?  Read this first.


For the Public

Charities come in all shapes and sizes and make a massive contribution to life in Scotland. It’s estimated that the charity sector handles over £12.5 billion a year and there are around 183,000 trustees running Scottish charities, with many more as volunteers, paid staff and beneficiaries.

Read about what it means to be a charity, what we as Regulator expect from them, and the valuable contribution they make to the life of our country.

Do you have a concern about a Scottish charity?  Read this.