The Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) is a legal type of corporate body only for Scottish registered charities.
The SMSA suggest after you have formed your steering committee, become a constituted group (see constitution guidance), the next step is to create your Development/Business Plan (see SMSA library template downloads) which will accompany your submission for SCIO charity status with OSCR.
Download the guidance and SCIO forms here (they must be the green forms) – SCIO Forms
Once you have your charity status there is the submission of your annual accounts, trustees report and the Independent examiners report if your SCIO accrues less than £250 000 per year. That would be all Men’s Sheds. So these documents are for you and you will also find them in our members online library to down load at your leisure.
They are available on this link on the OSCR Website : click here
If you are a paid up SMSA Shed Member email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help you with the form. Another benefit of yourShed/Developing group becoming a Shed member.
Some very good video guidance to writing a great trustees report in the video below.