Recommendations for council influenced charities

Scotland’s charity regulator OSCR has published findings from a wide ranging review of the charitable status of Arms Length External Organisations (ALEOs), charities that are subject to local authority control or influence.

ALEOs are typically set up to deliver services such as leisure and cultural facilities and regeneration. OSCR sought to establish whether this ‘priority group’ had sufficiently robust governance structures in place, and whether their relationship with the local authority impacted upon their ability to run effectively as a charity. While it finds that they are generally well managed, the regulator does make a number of good practice recommendations.

OSCR news release (with link to summary report, pdf 174KB) at