We help Community Groups plan where they want to go and support them to get there. From setting up a group to finding funding, we can help turn your ideas into reality.


Call us on 01478 612921 to find out how we can support your group.

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,

  • Group membership and administration,  

  • Community engagement and consultations,

  • Organisational planning and development.

COVID-19 Community Calls 19 March 2020

SLCVO are working with the Highland Council, NHS and other organisations to ensure there are area wide ways for people to access help and support.

This will be through a community call service where people will receive a check in call every couple of days. Calls will be made by volunteers who will report back to SLCVO co-ordinators. If a person needs supplies/help we will work with local groups and people to co-ordinate help and follow-up to confirm it has been done.

This service will ensure people can access help in a safe and sustainable way as it will be run under SLCVO's befrienders service, which is supported by the Highland Hospice and our third sector support service which is funded by the Highland Third Sector Interface.

Funding from Skye and Raasay local members and other local organisations (who we will be approaching soon) will enable us to expand the hours of our dedicated co-ordinators to run the service every day of the week.

We are setting this up now and should have it running next week.

If you are able to volunteer as telephone Community Caller email Sammy-Jo at to register your interest and we will contact you as soon as our Board of Trustees sign-off the process.

If you know of any groups or initiatives being set-up email Claire on so we can start collating a list of help and support.

We will let you know once we are up and running.

Jo, Sammy-Jo and Claire

In response to community need we manage a number of projects that support local third sector organisations and collaborative initiatives. You can find out more information about the projects here.

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