FIT AND PROPER PERSONS TEST
HM Revenue & Customs provides guidance for trustees of charities, any employees of a charity and volunteers who:
to claim tax reliefs or to exert control over spending the charity's funds.
FUNDING AND FUNDRAISING
The Community Toolkit contains lots of useful information including guidelines for budgeting, applying for funding etc, together with a database of funders. In addition, the following websites may be of use:
SCVO have launched a new Funding website
Institute of Fundraising - lots of guidance on fundraising good practice, including the Code of Fundraising Practice. There is also a section for small charities (note, however, that some charity law guidance may refer only to England and Wales). There is also an office in Edinburgh and occasional events in Scotland.
Midlothian 4 Community - The community funding support website for the Midlothian area.
Scottish Government Community Funds Gateway -How to find a grant for your community group
The Scottish Government has a range of funding programmes to support community led regeneration and community empowerment.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI)
The Scottish Information Commissioner launched a new online resource in 2012 to help voluntary organsiations and campaigners to get the most out of Scotland's freedom of information (FOI).
The Community Toolkit also contains useful information.