The Third Sector 

Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross

The Third Sector is a term used to describe a range of organisations including charities, voluntary groups, sports clubs and not-for-profit companies. 

Understanding the Impact and Diversity of the Third Sector

To support the third sector in Scotland the Scottish Government fund Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) to provide support and advice within each local authority area. As a rural delivery partner for the Highland Third Sector Interface, Skye and Lochalsh CVO are funded to improve the understanding of the third sector in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross.

 

To do this we have developed a database to record third sector organisations in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. Data has been taken from OSCR and Companies House, SLCVO’s members database and the Skye and Lochalsh Health and Well-being Directory. We use the database to:

  • Identify organisations to participate in community planning and co-production processes

  • Develop profiles of the Third Sector in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

  • Target TSI support services to where they are most needed.   

The Third Sector in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

The third sector in Sky, Lochalsh and Wester Ross play a vital role in supporting some of the most rural and remote communities in Scotland.

 

In March 2021 we recorded 416 third sector organisations operating across the area. Of these, 272 were registered charities and almost 50% classified as small unincorporated groups. They deliver a wide range of services from law and advocacy support to recreational and sports activities. For more detailed information about the third sector in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross download the March 2021 Third Sector Profile here 

If you would like information about the third sector in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross email SLCVO's Chief Officer Jo.Ford@slcvo.org.uk.

If you are a group and would like to check your listing or be added to the database please email info@slcvo.org.uk 

Alternatively book an appointment for us to contact you here.

Third Sector Profile for SLWR

Download the March 2021 Third Sector Profile for Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross here 

If you are a group and would like to check your listing or be added to the Third Sector database please email info@slcvo.org.uk 

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We are producing case studies of groups across the area if you would like to be included in this please email jo.ford@slcvo.org.uk see our first case study here

If you would like information on the local Third Sector or help identifying organisations to take part in consultation, community engagement or community planning activities email SLCVO's Chief Officer Jo.Ford@slcvo.org.uk.