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 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 audited by a qualified chartered accountant. The auditor signs an independent examiners report and sends the accounts to OSCR every year. Our accountant is Ken MacTaggart (and the team at KJM Accountancy). They do all the auditing work for the Inclusive Skating Charity free of charge. We are very grateful to them.
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 no employees and we are entirely volunteer led.
With the new membership platform the Inclusive Skating community will be able to contribute to the sustainability of the Inclusive Skating movement. The annual fees raised will be used to meet the core costs of insurance, website etc which are a necessary part of running the Inclusive Skating charity.
The community will also receive a benefits package as license holders of Inclusive Skating and will also be able to participate in the governance of Inclusive Skating under the By-laws.
The registered address of the charity is : 101 Rose Street South Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 3JG