Harris Voluntary Service ~Room 15 ~ The Old Primary School - West Tarbert ~ Isle of Harris ~ HS3 3DB - Tel: 01859 502171  Scottish Charity Number: SC000788  

HARRIS VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Co-Cheangal Innse Gall (C-CIG) is a partnership of 5 local organisations, Volunteer Centre Western Isles (VCWI),  Outer Hebrides Social Economy Partnership (OHSEP), Volunteering Hebrides (VH), Harris Voluntary Service (HVS)  and Voluntary Action Barra and Vatersay (VABV). It was formed in November 2010 in response to changes in government policy relating to the support of the  volunteering, social enterprise and voluntary sectors.  
In 2008, the Scottish Government set out new proposals for devolving third sector funding to local area level, through the  creation of a single interface comprised of the volunteering, social enterprise and voluntary sectors.   This was followed by a joint statement on the relationship at local level between Government and the Third Sector in September  2009. The Scottish Government proposes that as of March 2011 a single allocation of core funding for Third Sector support will  be made to each local authority area, with responsibility for the determination of specific outcomes to be devolved to local  areas. Alongside creating a stronger working relationship between the 5 partner organisations C-CIG will create a representative  relationship between the third sector in the Outer Hebrides and the Community Planning Partnership.   
 Co Cheangal Innse Galls vision is of an Outer Hebrides where all citizens and organisations are empowered and enabled to grow a strong and vibrant community. Their mission is to empower and enable our communities by developing and supporting volunteering, voluntary organisations  and social enterprise and building third sectors reputation and relationships with partners.   Principles and values   Community first - we will put the needs of our communities first in everything we do.   Commitment - we will be committed to excellence in all we do.   Responsibility - we will act with trust, discretion, respect, and consideration for others.   Enthusiasm - we will care about what we do, we know we do things best when we enjoy them.   Freedom - we will be agile, flexible and free to create and respond to opportunities.   
For more information on Co-Cheangal Innse Gall (C-CIG) click on the link below to view the website:  http://www.c-cig.org.uk/index.html
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