Supporting Third Sector Groups

Skye and Lochalsh CVO support third sector organisations in many aspects of their development and growth, from setting-up a group to carrying out organisational health checks. The Community Toolkit is a series of downloadable guides written by SLCVO staff to help groups in their day to day operations and strategic planning. 

Starting a New Group 

If you have an idea for a community group SLCVO's Community Toolkit guides you through the setting-up process, from assessing community need to writing business plans.

Running a Group

Good governance is essential for your group to survive and develop. The Community Toolkit supports committees and trustees in best practice, from meeting regulatory requirements to monitoring and evaluation.


As Covid-19 restrictions relax you will be thinking about when you can start services and activities again. SLCVO can help you work through your questions and develop plans to get your organisation up and running again. 


In addition to SLCVO there are a number of specialist organisations that support third sector groups. The Community Toolkit has two directories of essential support services.

SLCVO Support Services

As a rural delivery partner for the HTSI we provide free support to groups and communities across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. 

From reviewing governing documents to helping develop strategic plans, SLCVO's team have many years experience of working with local community groups. We develop and deliver bespoke support plans for groups as well as third sector capacity building workshops. Contct us on 01478 612921 or email

Skye & Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations 

A Charity Registered in Scotland SC0177372 and Company Limited by Guarantee SC013885

Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye. IV51 9ER

T:01478 612921

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