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We have a number of functions that are set out in The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

We must:

  • Determine whether bodies are charities.
  • Keep a public Register of charities.
  • Encourage, facilitate and monitor compliance by charities with the provisions of the Act.
  • Identify and investigate apparent misconduct in the administration of charities and to take remedial or protective action in relation to such misconduct.
  • Give information or advice, or to make proposals, to Scottish Ministers on matters relating to OSCR's functions.