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The downloaded ZIP file will contain a CSV file with the following fields:

Field Notes  Details
Charity Registration Number Each Scottish charity has been issued with a six-digit reference number with the prefix SC (i.e. SC0xxxxx).  Integer (>0)
Charity Name The legal name of the charity that is shown on the Scottish Charity Register. This can only be changed with OSCR's consent. Text (small) max 250 characters
The Name the Charity is known by The name the charity is known by, if different from the legal name.  Text (small) max 250 characters
Registration Date The date that the charity was awarded charitable status. If the charity was awarded status before OSCR took up powers in 2006 the registered date has been taken  from the charity’s founding document. If this has not been possible we may have used a ‘default date’ of 01/01/1992. Date
Charity Status The current status of the charity. Active, Not submitted (the latest submission is late) and Not monitored (not part of our monitoring regime - can be for a variety of reasons). Removed (only shown on 'Ceased charities' list) Charity Status (single value): 'Active' 'Not Monitored'; 'Not Submitted'; 'Removed'.
Postcode The latest postcode that the charity has supplied. Text (small) max 250 characters
Constitutional Form Describes the legal structure of the charity. This can only be changed with OSCR's consent. Constitutional Form (single value)
Previous Constitutional Form 1 This field may be completed if a charity has changed legal structure. The field was introduced in June 2012 and may not show if a charity has changed legal structure before this time. Constitutional Form (single value)
Geographical Spread This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.  Geographical Spread (single value), from neighbourhood to overseas.
Main Operating Location The local authority area in which the charity’s head office or main operating location lies.  Head Office (single value), either a Scottish local authority area or outside of Scotland.
Purposes The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 sets out 15 purposes and one analogous purpose. This can only be changed with OSCR's consent. Charitable Purposes (multiple values) as outlined in Scottish Charity Law.
Beneficiaries These are the groups identified as being the main focus of the charity’s activities.  Beneficiary Groups (multiple values)
Activities These are the types of activities undertaken by the charity.  Type of Activity (multiple values)
Objectives These are taken directly from the charity’s constitution. A charity’s objects describe what the charity has legally been set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects.  Text (large) max 2500 characters
Website The website address provided by the charity. Text (small) max 250 characters
Income The gross income for the period taken from the most recent annual return checked by OSCR. The field will be blank if no return has been submitted. Integer (>=0)
Expenditure The gross expenditure for the period taken from the most recent annual return checked by OSCR. The field will be blank if no return has been submitted. We started collecting this value for all charities in April 2012. Before then it was only collected for larger charities. If a charity has not provided an acceptable return since 2012 the field may be blank. Integer (>=0)
Mailing cycle Year of the charity's accounting reference date which relates to the most recent financial information shown on the Scottish Charity Register. Year
Year end The date of the charity’s financial year end.  Date
Parent Charity Name The name of the parent charity (if the charity is part of a larger organisation which is registered as a charity in Scotland or elsewhere). Text (small) max 250 characters
Parent Charity Number Shows the registration number of the parent charity (if the charity is part of a larger organisation which is registered as a charity in Scotland or elsewhere, or if the charity has been set up by another registered charity for particular purposes). Text (small) max 250 characters
Parent Charity Country of Registration Shows the country in which the parent charity is registered (if the charity is part of a larger organisation which is registered as a charity in Scotland or elsewhere, or if the charity has been set up by another registered charity for particular purposes).  Country (single value): Scotland; England and Wales; Other.

 

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