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Welcome to the Skye & Lochalsh CVO local News page. It's the easy way to keep up to date with voluntary sector news in Skye & Lochalsh. To send us news items use the online submission form. To receive our local community e-bulletin with the latest news and events click here.

Free video about digital marketing for small charities

Digital marketing for small charities - where do I start? (Video) is produced by Charity Digital News and gives an overview of the main digital tools available for small charities.

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Parts 4 and 5 of nfpSynergy's volunteering report now available

The New Alchemy - mechanics and engagement. Parts 4 and 5 of the nfpSynergy volunteering report look at motivations, engagement and retaining of volunteers. They look at two specific issues: changing volunteering mechanics, and volunteering engagement amongst key demographics.  The information provides groups looking to recruit and retain volunteers an insight into what volunteers are looking for.

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New child poverty map for the UK

End Child Poverty, a group which includes a range of charities and organisations from across the UK, has published details of its child poverty map which is showing "shocking levels of hardship" across the country. The map highlights the percentage of children in locations across the UK who live in poverty.

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Adult Services in Skye, Lochalsh and West Ross

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are currently conducting a mapping exercise to ensure all Older Adult Services in the Skye, Lochalsh and West Ross area are located in a central portal, in order to better streamline access by the public to important information which will enable and empower older adults in the decisions they make about their own healthcare. 

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Scottish Ambulance Service Public Access Defibrillator Application

Funding for life-saving defibrillators

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Funding for life-saving defibrillators

Scottish Ambulance Service Public Access Defibrillator Application

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Volunteer Drivers urgently wanted

Red Cross needs drivers

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Placing a value on volunteering

Please help us to raise our profile!

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Exploring Social Enterprise Learning Programme.

Free for any Scottish based community group with an interest in tackling climate change

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Stronger Voices Session to be held

Stronger Voices Session, supported by the Scottish Health Council, is holding a remote participation event

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Highland Cross 2015

Highland Cross - Call to charities who wish to apply for funding

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Crofting in the 21st century

Come along and join in for the latest ‘Business Lunch with UHI’ at our Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ or by video conferencing.

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Registrations re-open for Scottish Rural Parliament

First Scottish Rural Parliament to be held in Oban from 6th – 8th November.

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Social Enterprise Academy Autumn Courses

2 new courses facilitated by the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA).

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SLCVO Room Hire and office Support Services

Find out our Office support services prices and more about our room hire facilities

 

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H-eat Well Project

Changeworks and Calman Trust are working in partnership to deliver an exciting, new H-eat Well Project across Highland, to offer a support package to build people’s confidence and skills to make the most of limited budgets and tackle food and fuel poverty.  The aim of the project is to enable young people to cook healthy food affordably and to better manage their energy use.

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£1,000 Community Grants Available

Voluntary Action Fund announce further grant programme

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Isle of Skye Rotary Club

The Isle of Skye Rotary Club held its 21st Annual Awards Dinner in Broadford Hotel on Tuesday 30th September 2014.

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SLCVO AGM

SLCVO to hold Annual General Meeting

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Portree Guides and Brownies get volunteering awards

Girls from Portree Brownies and Guides were presented with awards for volunteering earlier this year at the Isle of Skye Half Marathon.

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Volunteers Wanted

There are over 300 voluntary groups in Skye and Lochalsh and many of them are looking for volunteers.  Please read on to find out what voluntary opportunities are currently on offer.

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Hair Training Salon at WHC

Why not try getting your hair done at the West Highland College salon for trainee hairdressers?  

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West Highland College UHI Portree

Courses scheduled for Portree West Highland College UHI

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Scottish Rural Parliament Regional Event well attended in Portree

Public Open Day promotes debate on Rural Issues

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Lord-lieutenant’s youth award scheme

The purpose of the Award Scheme is to recognise and celebrate the many positive activities and achievements of 11 to 18 year olds in Skye and Lochalsh and in Ross and Cromarty.  Submit your nomination before 15th December 2015.

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Census of Highland Volunteering

Valuing Highland Volunteering - be part of your local census!

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Our Highland Environment Seminar

The role of the Third Sector in the Highlands

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Action Earth Grab a Grant

Grants available from Action Earth to get people and communities busy outdoors

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Interactive Digital Conference in Strathpeffer

Interactive Digital Conference to be held in Strathpeffer on 7th October

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Volunteers wanted for Marie Cure Fundraising Group

Local Fundraising group looking for voluneers

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Submit your registration to attend the national Scottish Rural Parliament

Submit before 25th September to attend.

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Scottish Rural Parliament regional event

Scottish Rural Parliament comes to Skye and Lochalsh.

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New Moves!

Eden Court Theatre has funding from Cashback for Creativity to provide dance opportunities for young people across the Highlands.

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Vacancies at Shulishadder Beag

There are currently studio and one-bedroom properties available to rent at Trust Housing Association, Shulishadder Beag, Portree.  If you are interested, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Stacey Williamson on 0131 444 4937 or email SWilliamson@trustha.org.uk

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Awards For All New Application Form

Following Awards for All’s recent reopening, they would like to remind applicants that there is a new application form. 

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Test your charity knowledge with the nfpSynergy quiz

Try this very quick 7 question multiple choice quiz and you’ll probably learn a few things you didn’t know about charities.  Some of the answers will surprise you!

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Start of WW1 remembered with dignity in Dunvegan

Dunvegan Community Council commemorates start of WW1

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Volunteers wanted at Skye Permaculture

There are several volunteer positions available at Skye Permaculture near Armadale Pier.  They are looking for someone to do their accounts, a fundraiser, a horticulture manager and a wood worker or forester.

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Skye and Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau Need A Treasurer

Volunteer needed for role of treasurer.

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Help wanted to run Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Dunvegan

Girlguiding Scotland are looking for volunteers to help out at weekly Rainbow, Brownie and Guide meetings in Dunvegan.  They are also looking for individuals to train as Unit Guiders to organise and run the weekly sessions.  Full training and support is available.

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Higher Courses available in South Skye

UHI West Highland College have Stand Alone Higher courses starting in September.

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National Community Interest Company Regulator to visit Skye

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are delighted to announce the forthcoming visit to Portree of Sara Burgess, National Regulator for Community Interest Companies

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Baby Boom at SLCVO!

Little Felix and Charlotte herald a bumper baby bonanza in Portree!

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Volunteer Opportunity – Minginish Community Hall Association are looking for a Committee Secretary

Minginish Community Hall Association are looking for someone with admin experience to take over the role of secretary.  Hours are flexible and training will be provided.

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Scottish Health Council wants to hear from you

A Stronger Voice - ensuring the views and experience of service users and the public define health and social care 

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Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association are looking for new committee members

Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association are looking for new Management Committee members to attend monthly meetings to agree policies and plans and to oversee the work of the staff.

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Skye Youth Pipe Band receive funding from Awards For All

Skye Youth Pipe Band came to the SLCVO earlier this year for advice about setting up their group and applying for funding.  They have now received funding from Awards for All to buy new equipment for the band members.

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Are you able to offer placements to volunteers with disabilities?

We are looking for volunteer opportunities for individuals who wish to volunteer but need extra support because of disabilities.  We are particularly keen to hear from you if your organisation is able to offer volunteer opportunities to individuals with mental health issues.  

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Community Stroke Services are looking for volunteers

Community Stroke Services Skye and Lochalsh are looking for volunteers.  They currently run two groups in Kyleakin and Portree and are looking for drivers and helpers to support their service users.

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Understanding Social Enterprise for Care Sector Course

The Social Enterprise Academy are hosting a 2 day Understanding Social Enterprise Course

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Legacy 2014, Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund

Strand 2: Revenue Support for Business Development

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Raasay Community Newsletter

The latest edition of Raasay Community Newsletter is available to view.

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Awards for All Scotland to re-open

Awards for All Scotland will re-open to applications at 12 noon on Monday 4th August 2014.

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A fresh approach to Charity Management Accounts

More of the wood, less of the trees:

A Trustee-Centred approach to management accounts. Read this award-winning article which promotes and champions less jargon and more user-friendly reporting.

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Volunteer Opportunities – Skye Youth Drop-In

Skye Youth Drop-In are looking for voluntary youth workers to help out at their Youth Drop-In Centre in Portree.  This volunteer opportunity includes day-time, evening and/or weekend work with young people and will require an enhanced disclosure.

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Eilean a Cheo Civic Awards

Nominations are open for the Eilean a Cheo Civic Awards to recognise contribution to the local community. Closing date is Monday 27th October. 

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Latest INNIS newsletter

Our summer issue of INNIS is now available to view with all our latest news.  Highlights include a summary of Celebrate Skye Week 2014, a look at some of the community groups involved, an interview with a volunteer and Community Planning.

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Skye Old People's Welfare AGM

Skye Old People's Welfare AGM will be held at 2pm on Thursday 24th July 2014 at Tigh Lisigarry, Portree.  All welcome.

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