Restructuring to a SCIO

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Churches which are currently unincorporated should consider restructuring as Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs). The article Why Consider Restructuring to a SCIO?, explains why you should be thinking about this. The Model Baptist Church SCIO Constitution gives an example of a SCIO Constitution for the mythical “Wharf Baptist Church” (named after the BUS Office at Speirs Wharf). This Model has been approved by OSCR and updated to reflect best practice as at January 2023. It can be adapted appropriately to the context of any Baptist Church in Scotland.