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Voluntary  

Action  

Barra  

&  

Vatersay  

has  

a  

long  

history  

beginning  

in  

the  

late  

1960’s  

becoming  

a  

charity  

(SC015602)  

in  

1984  

and  

more

recently a company limited by guarantee (SC162441) in 1996.

We  

are  

committed  

to  

developing  

and  

delivering  

activities  

that  

contribute  

to  

the  

long  

term  

social,  

economic  

and  

environmental  

vitality  

of

our islands.

We  

have  

a  

board  

of  

9  

trustees  

drawn  

from  

our  

membership  

which  

is  

made  

up  

of  

local  

individuals  

from  

community  

groups,  

clubs  

&  

public

bodies. We currently have 12 members of staff involved in the delivery of our work.

We  

recognise  

that  

we  

have  

the  

potential  

to  

tap  

into  

a  

wide  

range  

of  

public  

and  

private  

funding  

sources  

including  

development  

grants,

charity trust donations, lottery funds and private sponsorship.

Our  

organised  

costs  

are  

kept  

as  

low  

as  

possible  

and  

no  

profits  

or  

dividends  

are,  

or  

can  

be  

distributed.  

This  

ensures  

that  

all  

funds  

raised

go directly towards developing our future activities.

Barra  

&  

Vatersay  

are  

the  

most  

southerly  

of  

the  

Western  

Isles.  

Our  

islands  

have  

a  

population  

of  

approximately  

1300  

residents.  

Our

economy is largely based on the merchant navy, oil rigs and supply boats, fishing (catching and processing) and crofting.

We enjoy a high quality natural environment and a community that is motivated to volunteer to enhance the quality of life for its people.

Welcome To Voluntary Action Barra & Vatersay

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