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About Charity Appeals



The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 set out arrangements for the regulation of charities in Scotland and established the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) as the regulator for charities in Scotland. The Act makes provision for organisations to appeal under certain circumstances about such decisions. The First-tier Tribunal, its decisions and dealings with charities and the public, is independent from both Scottish Ministers and from OSCR.

You can get further information on Scottish Tribunals at www.scotcourts.gov.uk/the-courts/the-tribunals/about-scottish-tribunals 

The Charity appeals jurisdiction aims:

  • To provide fair, independent and informed adjudication of appeals against OSCR's decisions, in accordance with the Act and the Rules of Procedure
  • To be accessible to users, providing consistent, impartial, efficient and effective proceedings
  • To make decisions that reflect best practice, whilst keeping the time and costs involved for all parties to a minimum.


For information on how the Charity Appeals jurisdiction handles information, please refer to the following privacy notice: LINK