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Charities, volunteering and honours

Includes donations, veterans badges and setting up a charity.

  1. Apply for a coat of arms

    Information on how to apply for Scottish coat of Arms, and who's eligible for one.

  2. Apply for a public appointment

    Join a public body and help shape the way it works.

  3. Apply for a Royal Anniversary Message

    Get a special message from the Queen on your 60th, 65th or 70th or higher anniversary.

  4. Apply for a veterans badge

    Apply for a veterans badge or a medal for your lapel.

  5. Offer support for refugees

    Donate your money, time or skills to help refugees.

  6. Raise a concern about a charity

    Information on how to tell the Scottish Charity Regulator if you're concerned about the way a charity is being run.

  7. Running a charity or community group

    How to set up a charity or social enterprise, charity regulator appeals and support for community groups.

  8. Search for a registered Scottish charity

    Search the Scottish Charity Register to find information on Scotland's charities.

  9. Search for Coats of Arms in Scotland

    The Public Register of All Arms and Bearings records every Coat of Arms in Scotland since 1672.

  10. Volunteer to be a custody visitor

    Apply to help visit police stations to make sure people held in custody are treated properly.

  11. Volunteer to check standards in prison

    Apply to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons in Scotland (HMIPS) to volunteer to be an independent prison monitor.

  12. Volunteer for the Children's Panel

    Children's Panel members make decisions about how to help vulnerable children and young people.

  13. Volunteer to help with sport in Scotland

    Information on how to help out a sports club or organisation.

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