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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.

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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Highland Council invites Community Groups to form Panel

The Council is creating a Community Groups Panel, to mirror the present Citizens Panel, for consultation on budget planning and other key strategic issues.

 

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Eilean a Cheo Civic Awards

The Ward 11 Councillors support the Eilean a Cheo Civic Awards.  Run annually by the Highland Council.

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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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Volunteer Opportunities Database

Over the coming weeks the SLCVO will be contacting all member groups to update the information held on volunteering opportunities.  This will give groups the opportunity to let us know what volunteers they are looking for so the information can be stored on a database making volunteer placement easier.

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Free Training for Charity Accounts

VAS offers free training on Preparation and Examiniation of Charity Accounts 

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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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Raasay Community June Newsletter

Raasay's Community Newsletter for June is now available to read.

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NHS Highland Public Consultation

NHS Highland are holding Public Consultations until 19th August 2014 to capture public opinion about the proposed major services changes for Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross.

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Volunteer for Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland are looking for volunteers to help run the local group on Skye. They are particularly looking for a treasurer for their committee, for someone to help with checking e-mails and for people with social media skills for updating Facebook and Twitter.

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Skye and Lochash CVO Volunteer Partnership Forum

The new Volunteer Partnership Forum met for their first meeting to talk about volunteering issues.  The meeting was a great opportunity for local groups who work with volunteers to get together and share information.

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A look back at Celebrate Skye week

Skye Celebrates it's Volunteers and Community Groups!

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Lets Get Scotland Walking – A New Scottish Government Strategy.

The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have issued a new National Walking Strategy to boost physical activity and save lives across the country.  By producing this strategy the Government is recognising that regular walking can improve health, fitness and quality of life, whilst reducing stress and physical and mental illness and it’s free.

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Step it up Highland - Portree Health Walking Group

Walking is very good for your general wellbeing. If you join a local health walking group it is also very sociable, great fun and helps to build your confidence as well as your fitness. The Portree group meet up for a health walk every Friday, leaving Portree Square at 1pm. All fitness levels are welcome. The group are currently looking for new memebers and volunteer walk leaders. 

If you are interested in trying out a health walk then meet Portree Walking Group in Portree Square at 1pm on Friday or contact Sue Wood on 01470 521772

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The Referendum Debate

If you have strong views about the up and coming Scottish Independence Referendum, then Mentorn Scotland is giving you the opportunity to voice your opinions and issues. 

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The Social Enterprise Academy Learning Programmes

The Social Enterprise Academy have annouced learning programmes they will be holding this summer.

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West Highland College Course Schedule – Skye & Lochalsh

We now have a list of courses which West Highland College UHI plan to run over the forthcoming year.

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Carers Week Free Events

Carers Week Free events taking place in Wick, Inverness and Fort William.

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A message from Connecting Carers

Hi to everyone.  I would like to take a moment to introduce myself.  My name is Shanita and I have just been appointed as the Connecting Carers worker for Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross.

My job is mainly to make contact with carers across the area and try to ensure that they are getting the help and support they need. 

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Free Tables at Skye Community Event

The Celebrate Skye Communities and Volunteers Fair will be held at the Community Centre in Portree on Wednesday the 11th of June from 10am until 3pm.  This is an excellent opportunity for local groups to showcase their work, thank their volunteers, recruit new volunteers and raise funds for their group and it is all absolutely free to all groups.

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Health Walks in Portree every Wednesday

Step it up Highland Health Walks are happening every Wednesday at 2pm from Portree Square.  Meet up in the square and enjoy a walk around the local area.  The aim of the walks is to improve fitness, enjoy the outdoors and meet new people.   Walks are usually followed by a visit to a local café.

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Volunteers Urgently Wanted For Befriending Dementia

Befriending Dementia Highland is urgently needing volunteers ages 18+ and people who are willing to give and hour a week of free time.

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Willing volunteer looking for work with sponsorship

A lady from America is looking for a volunteer post on the Isle of Skye that comes with sponsorship to stay in the UK. Can you help?

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Baby Cafe Breast Feeding Support Group

New group starts up to support breast feeding mums in Skye.

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CELEBRATE SKYE WEEK Tuesday the 10th to Sunday the 15th of June2014

Get involved and promote your community group.

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Highland Third Sector Interface Newsletter

The Highland Third Sector Interface April Newsletter is now available to download.

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Raasay Community Newsletter Feb 2014

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

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The Robertson Trust Funding Surgery

The Robertson Trust will be holding a funding surgery on Tuesday 13 May at Skye and Lochalsh CVO offices.  If your group have never received funding from the Robertson Trust and come under the Trusts priority areas (see main article) contact Jo-Anne Bertenshaw at the Skye and Lochalsh CVO office to make an appointment.

Note: meetings are by appointment only

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Project Open Day at Glendale Hall

An Open Day will be held at Glendale Hall Saturday 26th April 10am-4pm. Learn more about the progress and plans for all projects.

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Connect! Summer Sessions @ The Scottish Parliament

This July and August Scottish Parliament are really pleased to be able to offer a range of summer sessions for youth groups at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh. If you are a leader or member of a youth forum, charity or voluntary organisation, or work with 16-25 year olds, then these sessions are designed for you to visit Holyrood and find out more about your parliament and how you can get involved.

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Applications now open for Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme.

If you’ve got a new idea or an existing project which benefits the community, Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme can help. The programme offers a fully funded year of training and a grant (£4,000 or £15,000) to help you develop your project.

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SMALL GRANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Scottish Government has launched a new small grants scheme for international development to help international development organisations in Scotland build capacity to bid for funding under the main International Development Fund and develop a distinctive contribution to Scotland's growing input to tackling global poverty.

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FUNDING FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

Firstport funding, which supports new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland, has announced that its Level 2 Social Entrepreneurship Fund is open for applications. Level 2 grants of up to £25,000 are available to individuals and small groups of individuals with a tested and proven social enterprise idea that have a successful trading track record of about 12 months.

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