Offer 2: Structures & Governance
What form your organisation takes and how it is managed are crucial factors in determining how it meets its aims and objectives. There are many different types of voluntary organisations, all with different features and limitations. Getting your legal structure right is important because it will determine what you can do, the regulations you have to abide by, and the liabilities your committee may have.
We can meet with you one-to-one to go over all the options, and help you decide what form is right for you, whether it's a single or double tier structure, whether a charity, SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), company, CIC (Community Interest Company) or unincorporated organisation. We will provide templates and model documents, help you draw up a constitution or other governing documents, guide your applications for charitable or SCIO status and interact with OSCR (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) on your behalf. We can also help you prepare a business plan and necessary policy documents.
Having a well run committee or governance group is key to an organisation's success. We can give guidance on best practice and develop board capacity through training in areas such as Trustees' Roles and Responsibilities