Third Sector

Acting for over 10% of Scotland's largest charities, and independently recognised as charity law experts, MacRoberts Charities & Third Sector team has a deep understanding of the specific challenges facing the sector. 

Whether we are working with you to develop a new service through innovative models or to create a framework where sustainable growth can develop, or whether you are a charity, social enterprise, trust or community group, we have a dedicated team to help you deliver social impact.

Are you considering becoming a charity Trustee?

Have a look at our latest video, in which Val Surgenor shares her experience and provides some advice for those considering taking on such a role.

“MacRoberts is a leading adviser to charities, the third sector and social enterprise in Scotland. Through our team’s affiliations with the sector, we have a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing charities, the third sector and social enterprise and our expertise and experience means we are ideally placed to work with our clients to achieve their outcomes.”

Valerie Surgenor, Head of Charities & Third Sector
    • Third Sector Blowing the whistle in the third sector Earlier this month OSCR, the Scottish charity regulator, reported that it received seven whistleblowing reports in the year 2017 to 2018, four of which led to inquiries using its powers in terms of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
    • Third Sector MacRoberts Loves Charities - Winter 2018 Newsletter We are pleased to bring you the Winter 2018 edition of our Charities & Third Sector Newsletter, outlining some of the key headline-hitting stories for the third sector over recent months, together with important developments you should be aware of.
    • Third Sector A historical push for statutory recognition In unexpected news last week, a third sector care provider, Cornerstone, put an end to a voluntary recognition agreement with Unison after 24 years, de-recognising them for collective bargaining purposes.
    • Third Sector Trustees’ Week 2018: why should you become a trustee? Trustees’ week is a UK wide, annual event which highlights the important role that trustees play in the governance of charities and encourages individuals to become involved in the management of charities by becoming trustees.
    • Third Sector The Code of Fundraising Practice is changing – why should you care? A new Code of Fundraising Practice is out for consultation, and whether you are a big cross-border charity or a local community organisation, this will affect you.

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