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Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is a Non-Ministerial Department and part of the Scottish Administration following commencement of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

They are the independent regulator and registrar for over 24,000 Scottish charities including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities and major care providers. Their work as Regulator ultimately supports public confidence in charities and their work.

OSCR's website contains:

  • information on how to become a charity
  • guidance on complying with charity law
  • advice for the public if they have a concern about a charity.


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