Community Development

Community development organisations play a crucial role in the economic, social and environmental development of Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. ​Most community development organisations are defined by geographical location, they are community led and deliver projects that meet community need. 

Along with support from Skye and Lochalhs CVO there are a number of specialist support organisations for community development.

Scottish Community Development Centre

SCDC are the lead body for Community Development in Scotland. They run large scale programmes across Scotland to help build the capacity of the community sector and to widen participation in local democracy. They support and manage a series of networks, including the Community Health Exchange (CHEX) and Scottish Co-Production Network. As well as provide research, training and consultancy services.

Development Trusts Association Scotland

DTAS is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland. They provide information, advice and support through a wide range of publications and resources. They promote new and creative approaches to community-led development include promoting and supporting community ownership/asset transfer and the use of community shares as an innovative form of social finance.

Community Development Alliance Scotland

CDAS is a member organisation that brings together networks and organisations at the Scottish level to promote policy and practice that supports community development. They have a wide range of research papers and information to help development organisations stay up to date with Scottish, UK and International community development.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HIE is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency. They support the growth and diversification of social enterprise, they offer a diverse range of resources, opportunities and skills to support community growth and have a number of innovative programmes that support business growth.

Community Development Organsations In Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross
  • Applecross Community Company

  • Broadford and Strath Community Company

  • Camuscross and Duisdale Initiative

  • Gairloch and Lochewe Action Forum

  • Glendale Trust

  • Glenelg and Arnisdale Development Trust

  • Kilmuir Community Trust

  • Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust

  • Lochcarron Community Development Company

  • Minginish Community Hall Association

  • Portree and Braes Community Trust

  • Raasay House Community Company

  • Sheildaig Community Association

  • Sleat Community Trust

  • Staffin Community Trust

  • Ullapool Community Trust 

  • Wester Loch Ewe Trust