Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 0
Support Score: 0
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Volatile income: -3
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • No PartB
(no info on trustees)
    • No supporters identified
    Overall GiG Score: -1 ?


    Analysis by Giving is Great


    • The charity has received modest backing from a grant maker
    • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
    • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised

    Financial issues to consider:

    • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period
    • Income has been volatile recently
    Established: 93 years
    Scottish Charity Regulator
    UN SDGs
    Financial Data
    Income & Spending ?
    Period ending 31/12/17 31/12/18 31/12/19 31/12/20 31/12/21 31/12/22
    Charitable activities £2,472,676 £2,750,334 £1,517,115 £1,137,306 £904,695
    Donations & Legacies £91,662 £437,530 £119,557 £60,247
    Other Income £189,309 £7,172
    Investment Income £18,811 £20,871 £17,932 £18,663 £46,027
    Total income £2,433,775 £2,583,149 £3,208,735 £1,843,913 £1,764,812 £1,736,074
    Charitable activities spending £2,609,170 £2,885,953 £1,636,057 £1,523,981 £1,557,454
    Fundraising costs 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
    Other spending
    Total spending £2,501,526 £2,618,108 £2,901,755 £1,641,979 £1,528,416 £1,570,659
    Surplus/deficit -£67,751 -£34,959 £306,980 £201,934 £236,396 £165,415
    Listed activities
    • It carries out activities or services itself
    • The advancement of education
    • The advancement of citizenship or community development
    Where it operates
    • Operations cover all or most of Scotland, main operating location: City of Edinburgh
    Who it helps
    • Children or young people

    Who's supporting them? ?

    Donations from Grant Makers ?

    We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

    Specific Donations
    Amount When
    To be used for
    Virgin Money Foundation - Grant to Girlguiding Scotland
    £500 30/03/2020
    Grant through the Colleagues in the Community Fund towards the cost of a daytrip for the guides.

    Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

    How is it governed?


    Sorry we have no information about the Trustees.

    Legal constitution
    • Charity registered in Scotland on 23/05/1931, number: SC005548
    Filing Record
    5 returns made; all on time
    Main office

    16 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AH


    The Aim of Girlguiding Scotland is to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and wider world according to the principles of the association, and to facilitate Guiding for girls and young women in Scotland.

    Data Sources

    Scottish Charity Regulator
    360 Giving
    Authorised officials of this charity can add information to this page (including a Donate Now button) for no cost

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