The Charity & Commerce Sector

Our newest sector was previously known as the Commercial Sector. In 2013 it expanded in name and also took on a wider breadth of work. Charity & Commerce primarily deals with varied work from the Third Sector. 

What's been happening in the Sector

Since 2013 the Sector has mainly worked with Rape and Abuse Support ("RAS") and the Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations ("ACVO") by providing information leaflets and training workshops. In the last year Charity & Commerce has provided a commercial leasing workshop and made a presentation on Directors' Duties for ACVO.

In ALP's monthly lectures, Charity & Commerce gave a presentation on the new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, which brought about some changes to old law in this area.

Plans for this year

Meetings with ACVO have indicated that they're interested in finding out more about data protection. With regards to RAS, a few Charity & Commerce Sector Advisers are working with the Criminal Sector doing some work for the Lord Advocate. 

The Law Society provided charity law training which the Sector intends to explore with an aim to developing their own workshops on how to start up a charity. 

Head & Depute


Natalie Haefner
Head of the C&C Sector
Natalie joined ALP in 2013 & is in third year.


Maya Allan
Depute of the C&C Sector
Maya joined ALP in 2014 & is in second year.