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Third Sector Support

Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross

How we support the Third Sector

As a rural delivery partner for the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) we provide free support to third sector organisations in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. Our team provides a range of services, including:

  • 1-1 guidance and coaching in:

    • Legal structures and governing documents

    • Board roles and responsibilities 

    • Regulatory guidance and legislation

    • Good governance and best practice

    • Volunteer management, recruitment and support

    • Planning for funding applications

  • Support to set-up new group or project, including:

    • Help to establish a steering group

    • Guidance in how to identify need and develop feasibility studies

    • Support to plan community engagement/consultations


  • Support with organisational change including:

    • Organisational health checks

    • Strategic and organisational planning 

We also:

  • Deliver third sector training 

  • Crisis intervention and support.  

  • Support the young persons Saltire Awards and other volunteering awards

  • Facilitate networking and learning opportunities

  • Support groups to promote their volunteer opportunities - see here for more information

  • Promote relevant training and skills development opportunities

  • Connect groups to policy and decision making processes - see here for more information


SLCVO's team have many years experience of working with local community groups. Support is tailored to meet your groups need from facilitating strategic planning sessions to helping develop volunteer management frameworks. 

If you would like to discuss how we can help your group please go to our booking system here.  Alternatively you can email us at or call 01478 612921

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Whether you have involved volunteers in your organisations for a long time, or just starting to think about it, we can offer you 1:1 support to improve your volunteer management practice 

Read more here

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

Read more here

Here you will find information about further specialist support for groups in Social Enterprise and Community Development


Read more here

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