Inclusive Skating is a Charity that provides opportunities for skaters with additional needs in a caring environment that includes their families. The charity relies upon charitable donations and welcomes your support.
Inclusive Skating is registered with the OSCR as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with the number SC042584. The charity was registered in September 2011. It was founded by Margarita Sweeney-Baird as part of her work to create a new competition and event system for skaters with challenges. The first event was held in 2012 and featured in the BBC news Link
Inclusive skating has now established itself as the foremost global organisation for skating for people with additional needs and hosts annual World Championships both virtually and at various locations. The format is recognised across the world and has been approved by the ISU.
The charity was registered as Impaired Skating with several alternative names. This was to allow the skaters to choose the name for their organisation. Following feedback from our community the Inclusive Skating name was selected in 2013. Following approval of the name change by OSCR the name Inclusive Skating now appears on the OSCR Register and the Constitution.
OSCR checks the charity accounts and annual return every year. The accounts are examined by an independent examiner and their report and and accounts are sent to OSCR every year. Our accountant is TB Bookkeeping.
Inclusive Skating has relied almost entirely upon charitable donations and volunteer support.
Please consider making a donation to Inclusive Skating now or in the future. As a new charity Inclusive Skating does not have as yet receive any Legacy donations through wills or estates. So, we are particularly dependent on the generosity of our friends and supporters.
As we do not receive any public funding we have to work very efficiently so all your donations go directly towards helping ice skaters with additional challenges and their families. We have limited employee support and we are volunteer led.
The membership platform and donations allow the Inclusive Skating community to contribute to the sustainability of the Inclusive Skating movement. Funds raised will be used to meet the core costs of insurance, website etc which are a necessary part of running the Inclusive Skating charity and delivering more opportunities to our community.
Once registered on the platform the community will also receive a benefits package as license holders of Inclusive Skating.
The registered address of the charity is : 5 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AN