About this survey

Third Force News is aware there is confusion amongst the public about what a charity is and should be.  As a TFN reader we're really interested in your views on this. Please help us by filling in this short survey.

All specific responses to this survey will be treated as confidential, but the overall response will feed into an upcoming article on this issue in the new TFN magazine. There will be an opportunity to leave your contact details at the end if you wish to contribute more fully.

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Do you believe the following organisations are charities?

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* 1. Do you believe the following organisations are charities?

  Charity  Not a charity
Argyll Lomond and The Islands Energy Agency
Badenoch & Strathspey Herald
Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland
Donaldson's School for the Deaf
Downfield Primary Out of School Club
Edinburgh International Festival Society
Falkirk Community Trust
Forth Valley College
Gordonstoun school
Greater Govan Credit Union
Jobs and Business Glasgow
National Library of Scotland
Perth Islamic Society
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Port of Leith Housing Association
RC Diocese of Dunkeld
Scottish Ballet
Shetland Charitable Trust
Social Bite
St Andrews University Students Association
The Postcode Lottery
The University of Aberdeen
West Lothian Leisure
Do you believe the following types of organisations should be charities?

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* 2. Do you believe the following types of organisations should be charities?

  Should be a charity Shouldn't be a charity Not sure
Universities
Colleges
Private schools, such as Hutcheson's, George Heriots
Other educational establishments, such as special schools like the Royal School for the Blind
Local authority run leisure and cultural trusts
Other council run services - community development, waste disposal etc
NHS health board endowment funds
Churches/places of worship
Faith-based groups providing services beyond worship, eg church hall, community activities, inter-faith, cultural events
Should elected politicians (eg MSPs, MPs, local councillors) be allowed to sit on the boards of charities?

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* 3. Should elected politicians (eg MSPs, MPs, local councillors) be allowed to sit on the boards of charities?

Should local or national government be able to influence the running of a charity?

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* 4. Should local or national government be able to influence the running of a charity?

In your own words, what do you think a charity is?

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* 5. In your own words, what do you think a charity is?

Do you work for a registered charity?

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* 6. Do you work for a registered charity?

If you have any further comments on this issue, please submit them here

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* 7. If you have any further comments on this issue, please submit them here

All responses to this survey will be treated confidentially. 
Comments submitted to this survey will not be attributed to individuals or organisations in TFN, unless you give permission for us to do so.

If you would be willing to contacted by a TFN reporter to seek permission to use these comments or discuss this issue in more depth, please leave your name and a way of contacting you below.

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* 8. All responses to this survey will be treated confidentially. 
Comments submitted to this survey will not be attributed to individuals or organisations in TFN, unless you give permission for us to do so.

If you would be willing to contacted by a TFN reporter to seek permission to use these comments or discuss this issue in more depth, please leave your name and a way of contacting you below.

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