CTSI is a ‘single door’ access point for a wide range of support and services for charitable organisations, community and voluntary action groups, volunteering and social enterprise in Clackmannanshire.
CTSI also acts as a strategic voice of the third sector at community planning partnership meetings and on the Health and Social Care Integrated Joint Board, to ensure representation for member organisations is informed and valued.
Our goal is to provide help and support to people living in Clackmannanshire who want advice on running or starting any type of charitable or voluntary group, as well as volunteering and community work. We act as a one-stop-shop for all issues related to community development, social enterprise, funding advice, health and social care information and volunteering. If you need any specific advice, or don’t know where to start, we’re the people to ask.
We also offer other services to the third sector, including e-bulletins and up-to-date information on events and relevant training. CTSI also provides office space for occasional meetings, interviews and staff training, and other supportive business services.
Our four key functions are:
- Volunteering Development
- Social Enterprise Development
- Supporting and developing a stronger third sector
- Building and representing the third sector within community planning and community health partnerships
Vision and Strategic Aims
Third Sector Interfaces in all their different forms across Scotland have been evaluated independently after being in existence for five years. The Evaluation Report was published in December 2016. Now the TSIs, working with Scottish Government and Evaluation Scotland have developed a new Framework for the future. Each TSI will be developing its own plan and these will be ready for January 2019. The Outline TSI Outcomes Framework can be viewed here.
For 2018/2019, CTSI had already developed its own set of local outcomes and these can be found within the Annual Review 2017/18 which can be viewed here.