Become a charity

Last updated: 5 February 2018

If you want to set up a charity in Scotland, your organisation must:

  • have only charitable purposes
  • provide public benefit

Visit the Scottish Charity Regulator website for information on how to set up a charity in Scotland, including:

  • deciding whether becoming a charity is right for your organisation
  • what to consider when setting up a charity
  • getting help to set up your charity
  • how to apply