Business Team

Third Sector Support

Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross

Skye and Lochalsh CVO support third sector organisations in many aspects of their development and growth, from setting-up a group to carrying out health checks

How we support the Third Sector

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations are a rural delivery partner for the Highland Third Sector Interface. We provide free third sector support services across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross, including:

  • ​​Supporting the set-up and running of voluntary groups and community-led organisations

  • Developing community capacity and training

  • Helping people find volunteering opportunities  

  • Developing volunteering best practice

  • Connecting third sector groups to respond to local priorities

  • Ensuring there is a strong third sector voice within local planning structures

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.

If you would like to discuss a support enquiry or see how we can help your group please go to our booking system here.

Alternatively you can email us at or call 01478 612921

Online Support

Skye and Lochalsh CVO's Community Toolkit is a series of downloadable guides written by SLCVO staff to help groups in their day to day operations and strategic planning, Including:

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.

Read more here

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.

Read more here

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 group up and running again. 

Read more here