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.

Our Team
Sheena Stewart, Manager

sheena@ucvo.org.uk | Telephone: 01870 602117

DJ MacDonald, Development Officer

development@ucvo.org.uk | Telephone: 01870 602117

Tara Paterson, Administrator

office@ucvo.org.uk | Telephone: 01870 602117

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