The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has been active in monitoring the situation in Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February, and has been providing regular updates to guidance for the third sector, including a new guidance document: “Ukraine: What Should Charities Do in Response to the War?”
This guidance covers 3 areas third sector groups and organisations should be considering in response to the war in Ukraine:
- Supporting the Ukrainian people: does the charity wish to support Ukrainians in some way and, if so, what should it do?
- Reviewing IT and cyber security arrangements: what IT security policies does the charity have in place and do they need refreshed?
- Awareness of the sanctions regime: does the charity have any transactions with Russian organisations or individuals and will they be affected by the tightening sanctions regime?
To access the guidance, or for further information, please visit the OSCR website.
As the situation is moving so quickly – in huge part thanks to people’s generosity – response across Falkirk has been a social media co-ordinated effort; CVS Falkirk is working to share as much of these efforts and updates as possible across our own social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Further information on Scottish Government’s position on the invasion is also available via the Scottish Parliament website, where the First Minister confirmed Scotland’s unqualified support for Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and strong support for the package of international economic sanctions against the Russian invasion.