Horisk developing online application system for The Scottish Charity Regulator

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has appointed Horisk to develop a system to allow online applications for charitable status. It aims to make registration as simple as possible for the applicant while also allowing the streamlining of decision-making processes within OSCR.

Charities are already able to submit annual returns and perform other administrative tasks online, but this will the first time that the application form for charitable status will be available online.  Work is well underway, with the system currently being tested by real users and due to be publically launched later in 2018.

The contract was awarded through the Scottish Government Application Design and Development Services (ADDS) framework. Horisk are one of just twenty international, UK and Scottish businesses appointed to the framework.

Managing Director, Brian Horisk said “We’re delighted to be working with OSCR. This project not only allows us to develop a user-friendly application form for those working in the charity sector, but also give OSCR a system which allows them full control of the application process and links in with their existing back-end systems.

Technical Director Iain Leslie added: “We are pleased to be working on another significant public sector project. This contract maintains our great mix of customers across the public, private and third sectors. We continue to help our clients with their business software needs whether that be for external facing websites or internal business systems.”

Horisk Leslie Development Ltd (Horisk) is a software development consultancy specialising in developing database solutions and websites to improve business efficiency and enhance business processes. It is one of just 20 Scottish, UK and international companies to be awarded a place on the Scottish Government Application Design and Development Framework. The company was shortlisted in both The Courier Business Awards 2017 and Fife Business Awards 2018.