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: https://www.oscr.org.uk/about-charities/search-the-register/charity-details?number=SC044790#results




What does Outpost Charity do and who do you support?


Our aims are to provide relief from suffering and hardship for men or women who are or have at any time served with any branch of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (Regular or Reserve); Merchant Navy (served in conflict) and their families.

  1. We do this through the provision and organisation of; recreational facilities and activities through our Veterans Camp Program.
  2. We construct, advance and maintain facilities and provisions by way of repair, improvements or preservation for and by Armed Forces Community members.
  3. We provide the provision of household and mobility necessities, goods or services.
  4. We raise awareness of the needs of Armed Forces Community through information, internet/media and training.




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. Due to the location of our head offices being in Scotland we are a scottish charity under OSCR however we have all rights to fundraise and provide support in England, Wales and Northern Ireland without registration to the charity commission. If we are for any reason unable to provide the required support, we will signpost 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! 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 small 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.





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