About Skye and Lochalsh CVO

Draft AGM Meeting Minutes for period April 2019 to March 2020

Annual Accounts for year ending 31st March 2021

Annual Report for year ending 31st March 2021

Agenda for AGM for year ending 31st March 2021 on 25/11/21


Aims and Objectives

  • To provide support and guidance to third sector organisations and community groups in their set-up, development and volunteering best practice 

  • To activity encourage and support volunteering in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

  • To be a point of information and intelligence about third sector organisations in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross and how how they contribute to local outcomes and national strategies

  • To build third sector influence and participation in community planning and the development of policy and legislation

  • To support the sharing of knowledge and co-production between third sector organisations and statutory bodies  

  • To work in collaboration with the third, public and private sector to meet the needs of communities

  • To support the health, safety and well-being of SLCVO staff and volunteers

Charitable Purposes

The advancement of citizenship and community development within Highland including:

  • The promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, the voluntary sector or the effectiveness of efficiency of charities

  • Rural and urban development and regeneration

  • Such other similar charitable purposes and the company from time to time determines

Principal Office

Tigh Lisigarry
Bridge Road
Isle Of Skye

IV51 9ER

Staff and Trustees

  • Jo-Anne Ford, Chief Officer - Jo.Ford@slcvo.org.uk

  • Samantha-Jo McArthur, Community Development Officer - thirdsectorsupport@slcvo.org.uk

  • Claire Nairn, Befrienders Co-ordinator - befrienders@slcvo.org.uk

  • Peter Urquhart, Chair - Peter joined SLCVO's board in September 1997

  • Clive Pearson, Vice Chair - Clive joined SLCVO's board in November 2006.

  • Jryna Batters, Treasurer - Jryna joined SLCVO's board in December 2017

  • Dr Di Van Ruitenbeck - Di joined SLCVO's board in November 2017

  • Gordon Higgins  Gordon joined SLCVO's board in April 2016

  • Julie Mace - Julie joined SLCVO's board in January 2020

  • Jim Towers - Jim joined SLCVO's board in April 2014

  • Councillor Calum Munro - Calum joined SLCVO's board in December 2020

  • Siobhan Barket - Siobhan joined SLCVO's board in November 2021

Governing Documents and Reports

Contact info@slcvo.org.uk for other policies and more information

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SLCVO's 2021/22 work plan  supports the delivery of the Highland Third Sector Interface core outcomes and development improvements identified by our service users


Download our work plan here

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To ensure the services we deliver meet the needs of the local third sector we have carried out two service review/engagement activities. The first was a Covid-19 Community Response and Resilience Survey in October 2020, the second Skye and Lochalsh Service Review Survey in March 2021


Download our 2020/21 review here

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SLCVO's year-end case studies illustrate how we have met the HTSI core outcomes for 2020/2021


  1. Celebrating and Promoting Volunteering here 

  2. Understanding the Impact of the Third Sector here

  3. Influencing the Design of TSI Services here

  4. Influence and Impact on Community Planning here

  5. Development, Learning and Good Practice here

In 2020/2021 SLCVO worked with Skye For All to deliver an Advancing Active Travel Project for Skye and Lochalsh, funded by Paths for All and the Highland Green Health Partnership


You can read our project case study here 

Skye and Lochalsh Befrienders Befrienders have used Evaluation Support Scotland's evaluation resource “Recognising our rich tapestry: measuring the contribution of third sector organisations to tackling health inequalities” to explain and prove we contribute to tackling health inequalities.

You can download our report here