The charitable objects of the The Paristamen Charity are:
- The advancement of the Christian faith
- Any other charitable purpose under Scottish charity law not inconsistent with (1).
This means we can potentially support almost any type of charitable work, but see the grant-making pages for our priorities.
The Paristamen Charity is a Scottish charitable incorporated organisation (SCIO) – registered charity number SC050822.
The charity was founded in England in 1985 as The Paristamen Foundation, and converted to become The Paristamen CIO, in 2014. We then became a SCIO, The Paristamen Charity, in 2021.
Any grant applications addressed to The Paristamen CIO will automatically be transferred to The Paristamen Charity: there is no need to re-apply if you used our old name.
Our annual report and accounts are normally prepared to 31 March each year – the trustees’ report includes full details of grant making policies and the accounts show the list of grants made. As the SCIO is newly formed we have not yet filed any accounts under our current charity number, but copies of recent annual reports and accounts for the former body, The Paristamen CIO (as filed with OSCR and with the Charity Commission for England & Wales) are available below.
Sources of funds and affiliations. The charity does not have a permanent endowment, but makes grants from donations received. At present the charity has only a small number of donors although a legacy in 2014 and some other significant gifts in 2020 increased our resources and enabled us to extend our grant-making considerably – see our news page for details. However, we are pleased to receive other donations which would enable us to extend our grant-making activity – we adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice and are signed up to are signed up to the Fundraising Guarantee under the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel.
We currently have three charity trustees:
Al three trustees have a wide range of interests in the voluntary sector, though we are currently looking for a new trustee to join us. All grant-making decisions are taken by the three trustees together – trustees’ meetings generally take place three times a year in February/March, June/July and October/November.
Recent Annual Reports and Accounts (PDFs generally approx. 15 pages) These all relate to our former structure as The Paristamen CIO – our first accounts as a SCIO will be filed in 2022 – though grant-making policies remain very similar.
- The Paristamen CIO – 15 months ending 30 June 2021
- The Paristamen CIO – year ending 31 March 2020
- The Paristamen CIO – year ending 31 March 2019
- The Paristamen CIO – year ending 31 March 2018