Charitable Basis

The charitable objects of the The Paristamen CIO are

  1. The advancement of the Christian faith
  2. Any other charitable purpose 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.  We are a charitable incorporated organisation under the Charities Act 2011 – registered charity in England and Wales no 1155665.  We are also a registered charity in Scotland no SC048961. (However, the trustees have agreed in principle to restructure Paristamen as a SCIO from 2021/22 – a Scottish charitable incorporated organisation. A new SCIO The Paristamen Charity has been formed – registered charity number SC050822.  When the SCIO becomes operational this page will be updated. However, any grant applications to the Paristamen CIO will automatically be transferred to the SCIO at the relevant time).

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.  The report and accounts are generally filed with the Charity Commission and (from 2019) with OSCR around July/August.  Copies of recent annual reports and accounts are also 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 three charity trustees:

  • Professor Gareth G Morgan (Chair)SGMLogo
  • Mrs Sharon L Morgan (Admin Trustee)
  • Mr David McGregor

Al three trustees have a wide range of interests in the voluntary sector.  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)


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