Help for Heroes registers as a charity in Scotland

The veterans charity signed up with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator last week and plans to change the way it delivers services north of the border

The work of Help for Heroes
The work of Help for Heroes

The veterans charity Help for Heroes has registered as a charity in Scotland because it plans to change the way it delivers services north of the border.

Help for Heroes, originally registered in England with the Charity Commission in 2007, was registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator last week.

The Scottish and English charities have identical charitable objects.

The charity currently operates a number of its services through local partner organisations in Scotland, and it is understood that it wants to deliver more of its recovery services directly, while continuing to work with these local charities.

Help for Heroes had an income of £33.9m in the year to 30 September 2013, down from £40.6m in the previous year. Its accounts for 2013 say that it made a total of 6,810 grants to individuals and supported thousands more through the 43 charities and other organisations to which it provided a total of £24.9m.

In the annual report for the year, Stephen Oxley, the charity’s chairman, says it is increasingly working with other charities.

A spokesman for the charity said it was too early to comment on the plans.

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