Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations (UCVO)

Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations (UCVO) is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a registered Charity first formed in the 1970s, and is run by a board of Directors. we provide a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector within the local area. They represent the third sector with clear links to Community Planning Partnerships. We are a partner in the Third Sector Interface (TSI) Western Isles, which is funded by Scottish Government as part of a Scotland wide network of 32 Third Sector Interfaces to support development of volunteering, social enterprise, building a strong third sector and building the third sector relationship with community planning. We also run Benbecula Thrift Shop with proceeds going into UCVO Community Trust Fund which provides financial grants to individuals living in Uist. UCVO Trading produces the award winning monthly community newspaper Am Paipear.

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