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Third Sector Support

As a rural delivery partner for the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) we provide bespoke free support to third sector organisations in Skye and Lochalsh. ​

Third Sector Support Services

We offer comprehensive support for third sector organisations including:

  • Coaching on best practices.

  • Understanding and implementation of conflict-of-interest management.

  • Developing your group - advice and support to help your organisation achieve its ambitions and plans

  • Strategic planning guidance.

  • Exploring funding options and resourcing opportunities.

  • Consulting on organisational purpose and powers.

  • Dynamic health check support.

  • Prioritising risk management.

  • Skills assessment for board members.

  • Referrals and signposting for specialised advice.

  • Crisis support i.e. guiding community organisations through difficult issues. Note this does not include mediation during broader conflicts.

To book an appointment to discuss your support requirement visit our online booking system here or email:


Support for New Start Organisations and Project Development 

We assist new start organisations by:

  • Helping to identify local needs.

  • Providing insights into the broader landscape in Highland.

  • Supporting options appraisals.

  • Offering guidance on legal structures.

  • Supplying policy templates.

Download our group start-up guides here


Support for Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs)

We cater to VIOs by:

  • Identifying areas for improvement and support needs to enhance both the volunteering experience and impact.

  • Assisting organisations interested in quality marks like Volunteering Friendly.

  • Providing access to templates such as volunteering contracts/agreements.

  • Offering training and peer support, including forums and networking opportunities for volunteer managers.

  • Promoting volunteering opportunities through various channels, including social media, press and events.

Promote your volunteering opportunity with us here 

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

HTSI Good Governance Toolkit
will help guide you through starting an organisation, managing an organisation and its people and what to do when things go wrong. 

Access the Toolkit here

OSCR -Managing a Charity

If you are a trustee or are involved in managing a charity in Scotland, OSCR's resources and guidance will help ensure your charity is well-run and meets its legal requirements.

Access the Guide here

SCVO - Running your Organisation
This guide helps you to solve problems and run effective voluntary organisation including governance, finance and managing people

Access the Guide here

Volunteer Scotland

Online guidance and resources help you create and manage your volunteering programme. 

Access the Guide here

ICO (Data Protection 

Supports organisations with UK General data protection Legislation

Access their Guide here


Support to manage health and safety requirements

Access their Guide here

Funding Scotland

Database for grants and funders

Look for funders here

Foundation Scotland

Database for grants and funders

Look for funders here

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