Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations
Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations (UCVO) is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, first formed in 1975 and run by a board of directors. UCVO provides a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector in the area and represent the third sector with clear links to Community Planning Partnerships.
UCVO is a partner in 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.
UCVO also runs a charity shop, with proceeds going to a community trust fund which provides financial grants to individuals living in Uist. UCVO Trading Ltd produces the award-winning monthly newspaper Am Paipear.