Frequently Asked Questions

We are asked many questions from our supporters and donors so to make things a little easier we put some of them into FAQ's.

We hope you find this helpful, but should you need further information, have any unanswered questions or queries please contact us.

Information on our help for veterans, serving personnel or their families is available on our Get Support page. 

Is Outpost Charity a registered charity?

Yes, Outpost was registered on 04/04/2014 with OSCR the Scottish Charity Regulator. Our official name is Outpost Highlands SCIO however we are now known as Outpost Charity. Our registered charity number is SC044790. To view our details on the charity regulator website follow this link:

What does Outpost Charity do and who do you support?

Outpost Charity provides support to Military Personnel, Veterans and their families throughout the UK.

Our two key focus for support are

- Provision of necessities

The provision of items such as food, clothing, utilities, white goods etc for Armed Forces Community member who are experiencing financial harship.

- Veterans Camp

A free, 5-day, all-inclusive activity retreat for Veterans to help improve social inclusion, mental health and wellbeing and physical health.

In addition to the above, we also signpost and make referrals as necessary to ensure a smooth tranisiton to further support.

More information can be found on both aspects of support using the main menu above.

Do you only provide support in the Highlands of Scotland?

No not at all, we are based in the Highlands but we provide support throughout the UK. If we are for any reason unable to provide the required support, we will signpost or refer the applicant to another organisation who may better be able to support them.

Is Outpost a voluntary organisation?

Quite simply Yes. Not one of the volunteers at Outpost are employed by the charity nor do they receive a wage/salary. They all work on a completely Voluntary basis. However like all charities we have a legal obligation to ensure volunteers are aware of and can claim out of pocket expenses, volunteers have a legal right to claim any out of pocket expenses incurred as part of their volunteer duties.

I would like to volunteer, what can i do?

There are so many ways you can volunteer, from fundraising to providing direct support at programs to helping to govern the charity as a trustee. All volunteers are valued no matter how big or small their role! For more information or to get the ball rolling visit our Volunteer Your Time page..

Who does Outpost Charity work with?

Outpost Charity is an independant charity with no affiliations or contracts with any other charity, organisation or company. We do however work in liaison with other military charities who provide an array of support. Where we might not be able to provide support, one of the liaison charities will. Outpost Charity is non-political and has no political connections and Outpost Charity is not involved with any prize promotion companies, nor will we ever be.

How does Outpost Charity operate?

Outpost Charity is governed by a board of trustees, the board is very diverse, has alot of previous experience, qualifications and skills. There are veterans, military family members and cilivians. Like all at Outpost, the trustees support the charity on a voluntary basis and do not get paid. The role of the trustees is to ensure the charity is meeting its charitable objectives and is run in an efficient and lawful manner.

If Outpost Charity is a Scottish Charity, how can you operate in England and Wales

Outpost Charity is a registered SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) that is based in Scotland but we are constituted to provide support throughout the UK. OSCR (The Scottish Charity Regulator) can only incorporate a SCIO if its principal office is in Scotland. A SCIO cannot register with CCEW (Charity Commission England and Wales) as it does not fall under the laws of England and Wales. The Charity Commission for England and Wales can only register charities that are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Scottish registered charities don’t need to apply even if they are active in England.