The Jenniburn Centre SCIO
The Jenniburn Centre SCIO

Legal Status:


The Jenniburn Centre SCIO


Registered office:
370 Tormusk Road
G45 0HE

Contact details
Tel:      0141 630 1323


Scottish Charity Number: SC047659 

(The audited accounts of the organisation are accessible via this link)

Regulatory authority: Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator



A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) is a legal structure which has been purpose built for the voluntary sector in Scotland. It provides limited liability and a separate legal identity to organisations that want to become charities but do not want or need the complex structure of company law. This means that even the smallest charity can access the benefits of incorporation – including limited liability and legal capacity.

It is only available to charities with a principal office in Scotland and is regulated by OSCR and subject to the Charities and Trustee Investment Act (Scotland) 2005.

The Jenniburn Centre, previously an unincorporated association, met the criteria for SCIO status in August 2018.

This status:

  • Provides the key benefits of becoming a company, such as a defined legal entity and limited liability whilst removing some of the associated burdens.
  • Means that the organisation can hold property, enter into leases and other contracts, employ people, etc, in its own name.
  • Unlike company law, where the volume of legislation and case law can be overwhelming, easy compliance with the law relating to SCIOs since it is self-contained and very manageable.
  • Provides creditor protection and reassurance for those entering into contracts.
  • Only needs to be registered with OSCR, unlike a charitable company, which also needs to register with Companies House.
  • Is subject to the same accounting thresholds as unincorporated charities, so may not have to produce fully accrued accounts (although Trustees of The Jenniburn Centre SCIO have determined that the organisation should continue to meet these more exacting accounting standards).
  • Is generally regarded by funding bodies and public agencies as a more ‘stable’ structure than a voluntary association.


A copy of the Current Constitution may be downloaded here.
The Jenniburn Centre SCIO Constitution .[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [283.9 KB]

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


The Jenniburn Centre SCIO

370 Tormusk Road

G45 0HE

Tel: 0141 630 1323


Or use our online contact form.


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