In 2023, 629 charities were established across Scotland, an increase of 25 compared to the previous 12 months. Of these, 26 were registered in Renfrewshire, signifying a growing trend for people keen to make a meaningful difference in their communities as well as society at large.

The research was conducted by Ansvar, an expert insurer for the charity and not-for-profit sectors, using data available from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

It reveals a shift in the philanthropic landscape, indicating that more people are actively seeking ways to contribute positively. This is prompting Ansvar to extend its support and guidance to those aspiring to establish charities and community organisations.

Martyn Fletcher, Deputy Managing Director at Ansvar, said: “The increase of charitable registrations is definitely something to be celebrated. We understand that navigating the complexities of setting up and running a charity successfully can be complicated. It requires careful consideration and planning to ensure long-term success and sustainability.

“We are keen to empower those who want to establish their own charitable organisation in 2024 with the knowledge and resources needed to ensure the longevity and impact of their charitable endeavours.”

Ansvar is providing essential advice and guidance on the often-overlooked aspects of establishing and running a charitable organisation. Visit for more information.

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