Charities & Third Sector

Employing as many people as the creative industries and energy sectors put together, Scotland’s third sector continues to grow in scale and importance.

Through its core components of charities and the voluntary sector, including social housing and social enterprises, the third sector plays a key role across all walks of life in Scotland. The Scottish Government recognises the importance of the third sector’s role in the efficient delivery of public services that are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to people’s needs.

Our team has a deep understanding of the specific challenges facing the third sector, from issues relating to funding, risk management, governance and conflicts, and fraud to the recent introduction of new Statements of Recommended Practices for Charities (SORPs), employment, management and compliance issues in relation to pension auto-enrolment. We also specialise in ensuring that charities fully comply with gift aid rules. Our cross-firm expertise and experience in this sector means we are ideally placed to help clients achieve their outcomes.

We recognise that all clients are unique, and this is especially true of many third sector clients. We work with major charities, housing associations and social enterprises in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

We are part of the “Developing Markets for Third Sector Providers” programme delivered by the Ready for Business consortium. This is a partnership involving leading support providers to the third sector and public sector in Scotland, advising on a range of issues to help meet the needs of Scotland’s public sector.

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