Charitable Status


In 2020 the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) confirmed that P.H.D FUNdamentals met the charity test and was entered into the Scottish Charity Register. This means that P.H.D FUNdamentals now has charitable status under the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) 2005. 


The advantages of becoming a charity:

  • we can benefit from an increase in public recognition and trust (because we cannot use assets for any other purpose other than the pursuit of charitable objectives)
  • we can benefit from tax relief and we are eligible for additional sources of funding. On joining you can complete a gift aid form to allow us to claim extra funds to allow us to continue to reach into the community and meet our charitable needs.  


Changes now we are a charity:

  • we need to ensure that we publicise that we are a charity in all communications;
  • we are now eligible for gift aid;
  • we have additional reporting responsibilities at the end of each financial year. 


What doesn't change now we are a charity:

  • we will continue to operate in the same way we always have;
  • our Constitution and annual accounts will continue to be available to everyone who would like to see them.


If you would like more information on OSCR, please visit their website


Charity Information


Charity's name: P.H.D FUNdamentals 

Charity Number: SC050447

Type of Charity:  Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)

Charity Registered on:  11 September 2020

Accounting Reference date: 31 July each year

Trustees:  Sarah Keen, Gwen Bradley, Lori Lee