Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisation’s befrienders service supported over 60 people during the Covid-19 pandemic, with volunteers making over 2000 calls in six months.
Our October review looks at our emergency response and new projects for 2020
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Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations are core funded by the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) to support community groups across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. We bring together and support third sector groups, people and public bodies to make a difference in their communities.
Third Sector Support Services
As a rural delivery partner for the HTSI we provide free support to groups and communities across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross, including:
Covid-19 back to operation checks and risk assessments
Support in the set-up and running of groups
Training and capacity development
Help with funding applications
Community development, engagement and consultations
Connecting third sector groups to local planning structures
Developing volunteering best practice and recruitment of volunteers
Co-production and connecting to public bodies
If you would like to chat about how we can help you email or call 01478 612921.
Find out more about the third sector in Lochalsh download our Lochalsh Third Sector Profile here.
Third Sector Administration Services
We can help groups set-up and run their membership, administration and publicity processes. For a reasonable fee, we can build and host small third sector websites, set-up membership and simple financial administration systems and produce posters and newsletters. Contact for more information.
SLCVO Community Toolkit and Third Sector Support
SLCVO's Community Toolkit is a range of downloadable guides that help groups in their set-up, running and development. More
Befrienders Skye and Lochalsh
Befrienders Skye and Lochalsh is a volunteer befriending service for people aged over 18 who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation, funded by the Highland Hospice, National Lottery and Highland Green health Partnership .More
Skye and Lochalsh Health and Well-being Directory
Contains information and contact details of many local community groups, village halls and essential services and helplines. This directory has been produced by Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisation in partnership with Skye and Lochalsh Drug and Alcohol Forum and the Highland Third Sector Interface. More
Active Journeys Skye and Lochalsh
Skye and Lochalsh CVO’s project Advancing Active Journeys is funded by Paths for All Smarter Choices, Smarter Places fund and the Highland Green Health Partnership. Working with Skye For All we are creating maps of Kyle of Lochalsh and Portree to show where critical access points are, and promoting opportunities to get outdoors for everyday journeys More
Essential Covid-19 Guides for Groups
To help groups return to operations SLCVO have a dedicated page linking to essential advice and support for groups in relation to Covid-19 including a Back to Operations Health Check and Re-opening Village and Community Halls guide More