Charitable Basis

The charitable objects of the The Paristamen Charity are:

  1. The advancement of the Christian faith
  2. 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.

Fundraising Guarantee Logo - Full Colour ImageSources 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.ACFNew

We are also active members of both the Association of Charitable Foundations (UK-wide) and Scottish Grantmakers.

We currently have four charity trustees:

  • Professor Gareth G Morgan (Chair)210317 SGM New Logo (PNG)
  • Mrs Sharon L Morgan (Admin Trustee)
  • Mr David McGregor
  • Ms Sheena Stone

Al trustees have a wide range of interests in the voluntary sector. All grant-making decisions are taken by the 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) Only the latest report and account relates to The Paristamen Charity as a SCIO – earlier years relate to our former structure as The Paristamen CIO.


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