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We help community groups and charities plan where they want to go and support them to get there. From setting up a group to operational planning, we can help turn your ideas into reality. Call us on 01478 612921 to see how we can support you.

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations are core funded by the Highland Third Sector Interface to support community groups across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. We help groups with setting up and running services volunteering and working with the public sector.


While Covid-19 measures are in place the SLCVO team are continuing to provide these services, as well as assist individuals and community groups undertaking work to support people experiencing the impacts of Covid-19.

As we are working from home the office phone line 01478 612921 is being diverted to staff mobile phones. This will be available between 9am-1pm Monday to Friday to allow for care commitments of staff.  Staff will still work their full hours and will respond to emails however, this will be flexible to requirements. Please email for assistance.

Core Activities and Services

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations bring together and support third sector groups, people and public bodies to make a difference in their communities.  We deliver Third Sector support services on behalf of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and work with the Highland Hospice to run Skye and Lochalsh Befrienders. We also provide administration and consultancy services, as well as printing and room hire in our Portree office.

As a delivery partner for the HTSI we provide free third sector support services to:

  • ​Support the setting-up and running of voluntary groups and community-led organisations,

  • Develop community capacity,

  • Help people find volunteering opportunities,  

  • Develop volunteering best practice,

  • Connect third sector groups to respond to local priorities,

  • Ensure there is a strong third sector voice within local planning structures. 

We work with the Highland Hospice to deliver the Skye and Lochalsh Befrienders Service and provide administration and consultancy services including:

  • Printing, room hire and hot desk facilities in Portree (service suspended due to Covid-19)

  • Group membership and administration,  

  • Community engagement and consultations,

  • Organisational planning and development.

SLCVO Newsletter June 2020

This edition looks at the enquiries we have been supporting groups with since the start of Covid-19 and our work plan for 2020/21, articles include:

  • How to hold committee meetings and AGM's during Covid-19.

  • Data Protection and PVG's.

  • Looking after volunteers.

  • What next for groups as Covid-19 restrictions are eased?

  • Information about organisations providing specialist support to third sector groups

Download your copy here

Covid-19 Community Group Support

Keep up to date with third sector news and Covid-19 Community Group Information. More


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SLCVO's Community Toolkit is a range of downloadable guides that help groups in their set-up, running and development. More

Annual Accounts 2018/19

Annual Report 2018/19

Annual Accounts 2017/2018

Annual Report 2017/2018


SLCVO Review June 2020

SLCVO Review August 2020 coming soon 

Skye and Lochalsh Health and Well-being Community Directory

Skye & Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations 

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Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye. IV51 9ER

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