Running a charity

Setting up a charity

Are you thinking about setting up a new voluntary organisation, community group or charity? Is your aim to bring about change or provide a service for the benefit of your community?

Developing a new voluntary organisation will take careful planning to map out your big picture vision and pay attention to all the detail. From voluntary associations to trusts, social enterprises, companies limited by guarantee and SCIOs – it’s no wonder that setting up a third sector organisation can feel confusing.

You’ll find material here to help you think through some of the key issues relating to starting a voluntary organisation in Scotland and deciding on what needs to happen next.

Running your organisation

Here you can find detailed information on a range of topics to help you run your organisation.

You can find information on finance and governance, as well as managing staff and volunteers and finding affordable office space.

Page last modified on 1st February 2018