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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.

West Highland College Courses

West Highland College have some great courses for the new year.

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Violence Against Women Partnership - FREE White Ribbon Speaker Training in Highland

White Ribbon Scotland is part of an international campaign which involves men in tackling violence against women. The organisation’s Speaker Training is an interactive day which provides participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to speak out against violence against women.

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Health Social Care Forum Minutes

Minutes from the latest Health Social Care Forum meeting 

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Highlands & Islands Digital Health Checks/ Workshops

Digital Health Checks to be held throughout the Highlands & Islands

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Resource Efficient Scotland

This Scottish Government programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland has been designed to help the public, private and third sectors to reduce costs by implementing resource efficiencies in energy, water, raw materials and waste management.  They offer free advice and technical support as well as the sharing of best practice and new technologies.  This is open to all organisations in the private, public and third sector in Scotland.

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FOOD WASTE PROGRAMME FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES 2014/15

Zero Waste Scotland is offering funding to support Local Authorities in their weekly collection of food waste. The Programme will help deliver the aims of the Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan and help Authorities meet their obligation under the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012.

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Business Advice Clinics

Business Gateway to run 10 Business Advice Clinics across the Highlands.

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Minute-Taking Volunteer Wanted

Portree Community Council have a volunteer opportunity. 

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Skye and Lochalsh Drug and Alcohol Forum

Latest Minutes from SLDAF Meeting

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Carers Trust are looking for Young Adult Carers

Carers Trust Scotland is recruiting for participants for the Time To Be Heard (TTBH) Electronic Young Adult Carer (E-YAC) consultation group for Scotland.

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Introduction to Committee Responsibilities

Thursday 4 December, Kyle Village Hall, 2pm to 3pm

Are you involved with a community group committee?

  • Would you like information on your legal duties and responsibilities?
  • Do you need support in developing your governing documents or becoming a charity?
  • Would you like committee training or support in taking your group forward?


Join SLCVO Chief Development Officer Meg Gillies who will be presenting an Introduction to Committee Responsibilities. This is a free training session for anyone who is a member of a community group committee, charity trustee or Board member.

For more information contact SLCVO on 01478 612921 or email info@slcvo.org.uk

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Mapping of Older Adult Services

We need your help with information for local groups and services

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are currently conducting a mapping exercise to ensure all Older Adult Services in the Wester Ross, Skye and Lochalsh area are included in the Living It Up portal and ALISS, a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland.

We are looking for any group, club, committee, community organisation which has as its primary aim Adult Health. Visit the Skye and Lochalsh CVO website for more information and to register details.

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SLCVO Open Day for Community Group Committee Members

Wednesday 3 December SLCVO Office, Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree 11am - 6pm

Are you involved with a community group committee?

  • Would you like information on your legal duties and responsibilities?
  • Do you need support in developing your governing documents or becoming a charity?
  • Would you like committee training or support in taking your group forward?

Join Skye and Lochalsh CVO Community Development team on 3 December who can help and support you in your role of community group committee member

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Community Group Outreach Drop-in

Thursday 4 December Kyle Village Hall, 10am - 3pm

Are you involved with a community group or project?

  • Do you need support in developing your governing documents or becoming a charity?
  • Would you like information on Committee responsibilities?
  • Do you need help recruiting volunteers?
  • Could your group be a social enterprise?

Come along to Skye and Lochalsh CVO Outreach Day for help and support in all aspects of community group development, volunteer recruitment and social enterprise growth

 

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Information day on Crohn's and Colitis

Living with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease - Open Information Day

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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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Volunteer Drivers Required in Skye & Lochalsh by Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice are looking for volunteer drivers to transport patients from their homes to the new outreach centre in Broadford. They are particularly keen to recruit volunteers from the Dunvegan / Edinbane / Portree areas.

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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are looking for volunteers

Leading medical charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland runs community stroke services throughout the country and is appealing for volunteers to help run its stroke support services on Skye.

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Raasay Community Newsletter

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

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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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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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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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Scottish Rural Parliament Regional Event well attended in Portree

Public Open Day promotes debate on Rural Issues

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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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