A Charitable Concern?
How charities in Scotland are preparing for the potential for constitutional change
In December 2012, the Carnegie UK Trust published ‘A Charitable Concern? How charities in Scotland are preparing for the potential for further constitutional change’, in collaboration with Professor Richard Kerley
The report explores the current state of awareness, understanding of, and responses to the implications of possible further constitutional change amongst charities in Scotland.
The report focuses on the diversity of the charities sector in Scotland, the views of senior stakeholders within the sector on whether their organisation would be affected by further constitutional change, and whether charities are making formal preparations to investigate the possible implications of further constitutional change, at the request of their governing bodies.
The research commenced with an electronic survey of charities with a turnover of more than £500,000 registered in Scotland by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Follow up interviews with senior representatives of a sub-set of the survey respondents were then carried out. Overall, 164 organisations responded to the survey and 23 were interviewed in the summer and early autumn, prior to the scope of the referendum question being confirmed. The emerging findings were discussed at a stakeholder seminar in September 2012.
The full report can be downloaded on the link, right.
We have also produced an infographic highlighting some of the main findings. This is available here