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thinkSpace: Scottish Government Open Consultation on Charity Law

This is a past event.

From 09:30 to 12:00 on 6th March 2019

EVOC, 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH5 2FF

Cost: Free

EVOC thinkSpace: Scottish Government Open

OSCR, Scotland’s charity regulator, is proposing a number of changes which it hopes will promote greater transparency and accountability of Scottish charities. These proposed changes are described in the Scottish Government’s consultation document on Scottish Charity Law which we would encourage all to access here:

EVOC is hosting a thinkSpace event for the sector to have an opportunity to consider these proposed changes and their possible impacts.

The event will be run in partnership with representatives from OSCR and third sector team at Scottish Government.

The aims of the session will be:
– To provide context to the consultation on Scottish charity legislation.
– To provide third sector organisations in Edinburgh a place for discussion and questions on the consultations.

There will be supportive contribution from:
Steve Kent, OSCR – Case Worker Policy Manager
Claire McHarrie, Scottish Government – Third Sector Unit
Steff Bell/Ian Brooke, EVOC.

With agreement, we hope that the discussions can form a joint response to the consultation from a representative section of the third sector community in Edinburgh.

Date and Time
6th March, 09:30am-12noon, EVOC, 525 Ferry Road EH5 2FF.

It has been 17 years since the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission (the ‘McFadden report’) proposed establishing a new regulator for Scotland and more than 13 years since the passage of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 which forms the basis of the legislative framework for charities in Scotland.

Given the passage of time since the Act was passed, and the changing environment that charities are operating in, the Scottish Government is consulting to check how well the current arrangements are working and explore potential improvements.

The EVOC offices are accessible and ample free car parking space is provided. Please contact 0131 555 9100 if you have any additional requirements.

Local Authority Area
City of Edinburgh Council
Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations' Council
0131 555 9100