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.
Our information will help you to make the best decisions to set up an organisation that fits your goals.
Our guide to setting up a charity:
1. Get started
Information to help you think through some of the key issues around starting a voluntary organisation in Scotland. Read more
2. Make a plan
Developing a new voluntary organisation takes careful planning to map out your vision and pay attention to all the detail. Read more
Membership organisations are common in the voluntary sector. You just have to choose the right kind for you. Read more
How to understand the particular circumstances of your organisation and decide which option is right for you. Read more
Consider the types of activity you will be involved in and the level of risk attached. Read more
Choose the right legal structure for your organisation based on what you plan to do. Read more
Once you have decided on your legal structure and are ready to draft your constitution. We’ve got models you can follow. Read more