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Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise provides support for voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteers in many areas, including funding advice, organisational structure, volunteer management, charity law compliance and representation on Community Planning Partnerships.


Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise Ltd
Islay House South
4 Livilands Lane
Tel: 01786 430000

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Offer 14: Forums

Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise offers support with Third Sector Forums that address a variety of community planning needs. SVE is the facilitator of various Forums in the Stirling area.

These are open, multipurpose events.  There is a three-stage format, which is designed to secure information, generate ideas and create interaction between interest groups with a minimum of advanced planning.

SVE supports by acting as a hub for information and the distribution of information to relevant parties, via email to all members or via the SVE eBulletin.

SVE is also happy to support and facilitate Forum meetings, which can be organised at any time but are particularly useful at an early stage in a participation or development process.


Upcoming Events

Charity Tax Seminar

Charity Trading, Contracts and VAT seminar
Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise

Thursday 19th January 2017

Book Here

SVE are pleased to announce that Dr Gareth Morgan from the Kubernesis Partnership LLP (Charity Consultants) will be facilitating a Charity Tax Event at the SVE office in Islay House, Livilands, Stirling on the 19h of January 2017.

Please see below the focus of the day along with the programme.

Presenter: Dr Gareth Morgan (author of The Charity Treasurer’s Handbook: An Introduction to Voluntary Sector Finance and Accounting)


If a charity provides services under contract or charges for an event or for goods, it is involved in trading.

This seminar will distinguish between (a) trading activities within a charity; (b) a separate trading company owned by a charity and (c) non-charitable social enterprises such as CICs.

We consider the latest accounting and tax issues for charity trading, especially when charities need to register for VAT and charity-specific VAT rates.

The seminar also covers special VAT issues such as partial exemption and income outside the scope of VAT — as well as the detailed rules on when corporation tax applies to charities.


10.30         Arrivals/refreshments
10.45         Welcome and Introductions
10.55         Principles of Charity Trading

                   The definition of trading.  When can charities trade.  Contract income, sales, events on other types of trading income.  Primary purpose vs trading for fundraising purposes.

 11.50         Break
12.00         Charity Tax Fundamentals: Corporation Tax

                   Specific tax issues as applied to charities.  Role of Charity Commission/OSCR vs HMRC. Principles of corporation tax.  Charity limits and concessions.  Use of trading subsidiaries and legal structures.  Financing of subsidiaries and transfer of profits.

13.00         Lunch
13.45         Charities and VAT Principles

                   Supplies to Charites.  Supplies by charities.  Determining when a charity needs to register for VAT, partial exemption principles and examples.

15.15         Break
15.30         Case Study

                   A practical example of a charity with numerous trading problems and a chance to make recommendations.

16.15        Questions

                   Discussion of issues raised during the day and questions.

 16.30         Close

 For more information about Kubernesis go to

SVE are pleased to offer this course to our members for a greatly subsidised cost of £99.   Non-members £125. Membership of SVE is free to Third Sector organisations.

To book your place go to There are limited places on this course, please book early to avoid disappointment!


SVE & Stirling Council Funding Fair

SVE and Stirling Council Funding Fair 2016 will be held on Thursday the 10th November at the Beechwood Scout Hall from 1pm to 5pm.  For mor information please contact Lee on 01786 430000.



10th November 2016
Beechwood Scout Hall, Stirling

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 AGM of Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise.

RSVP: 01786 430000