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Cost of Living Support

In light of the cost of living crisis, Harris Voluntary Service supports individuals and community groups via the distribution of funding and the delivery of projects locally.



Harris Voluntary Service is distributing free electric throws to Harris residents over the age of 80.

Electric throws are more cost-effective than heaters, as they cost very little to use and enable people to stay warm without heating the entire house.

The electric throw scheme was funded by local authority recovery funding awarded by the Scottish Government, which aimed to support households impacted by the cost of living crisis after covid-19.

For more information, please phone the HVS office or get in touch by email.


In 23/24, HVS has also supported the following projects:

Growing West Harris

This project is aimed at reducing social isolation and promoting social activities across the West Harris estate and wider community.


Tarbert and Leverburgh Day Centres

The Day Centres support older Harris residents. The only groups of this kind in Harris, the centres groups meet regularly and provides much needed mental stimulation and socialisation. The project funded day trips out via a minibus with lunch where applicable and other social events throughout the year.


Rionnagan Og

Rionnagan Og is a charity that supports families in Harris. HVS support provided funding to cover running costs for the charity. Rionnagan Og offers various services from providing a softplay for children under 8 years old, a play worker led 2s group and a parent and baby/toddler group for under 3s.

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