Biggar RFC took the decision in 2017 to apply for charitable status and in September of that year OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, confirmed that Biggar RFC Trust was officially constituted under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

The road to gaining Charitable status was not an easy one and many hours were spent by Peter McDonald and Nigel Pacey to complete the necessary paperwork to ensure that the Trust met OSCR’s requirements.

CHARITABLE PURPOSES

3.1              The Charitable Purposes of the Club (“the Charitable Purposes”) are:

3.1.1 to advance public participation in sport, particularly the sport of Rugby Union Football, so as to improve the health and well-being of a wide range of participants;
3.1.2 to provide, develop, manage and promote recreational facilities and related recreational activities available to the public generally;
3.1.3 to provide education, coaching and training through life-long learning in relation to sport, fitness, first aid and related skills to broaden the development of individual capabilities of children, youths, young adults and adults; and
3.1.4 to work with those involved in sport, particularly the sport of Rugby Union Football, in relation to all or any of these Charitable Purposes.