A number of clubs in Scotland are registered as charities, reflecting their wider social and community value. Adopting charitable status may benefit your club, but it also brings with it additional requirements. You can find out more about these advantages and disadvantages in our guidance.
In order to become a charity, a club must be able to demonstrate it is set up with aims that are charitable, and that these aims are carried out for the benefit of the public. This may mean the club has to update its Constitution to include the charitable and public benefit purpose.
We’ve worked with a number of clubs to support them through the process of redrafting their constitutions, applying for charitable status and transferring assets to the new entity (if they’ve created a new legal entity in the process).