OSCR launches user survey

Scottish Charity Regulator also announces plans for online charitable status applications

Austin Clark | 5th Feb 18

Between late-January and mid-March 2018, OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, is carrying out research to explore the issues facing Scottish charities and to gather feedback on the organisation.

The research is being carried out on its by Progressive Partnership, an independent market research organisation based in Edinburgh.

Progressive Partnership will be contacting a representative sample of Scottish charities on behalf of OSCR to ask for assistance in completing either an online survey or paper questionnaire. A small number of charities will also be asked to take part in a telephone interview.

The results will be published on our website later this year and will help shape our thinking in the future.


Online applications

Meanwhile, OSCR is working with Horisk Leslie Development on the development of an online application for charitable status.

The application will be launched later in 2018. It aims to make registration as simple as possible for the applicant while also allowing the streamlining of decision-making processes within OSCR.

Testers are also being sought to test this new system – OSCR says it really needs the benefit of end-user views, whether you are someone who helps organisations apply for charitable status, have recent experience of applying for charitable status for your charity, are thinking of making an application or are just interested.

Testing will happen later in the year, but if you would be willing to take part please email info@oscr.org.uk and put ‘Online Application Testing’ in the subject line.