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About Us

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.

Our four key functions are:

Building capacity – Voice of the Sector – Source of Knowledge –  Connecting Partners

Our goal is to provide help and support to people living in Clackmannanshire who want advice on running or starting any type of charitable, social enterprise or voluntary group, as well as volunteering and community work. We act as a one-stop-shop for all issues related to community development, governance,  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.

CTSI also acts as a strategic voice of the third sector at community planning partnership meetings and on the Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board, to ensure representation for member organisations is informed and valued.

We also offer other services to the third sector, including e-bulletins, an annual conference, events and relevant training. CTSI also provides office space for occasional meetings, interviews and staff training, and other supportive business services.

Vision and Strategic Aims

In September 2018, the new TSI Outcomes Framework was launched, co-produced with the TSI Scotland Network and Scottish Government Third Sector Unit. The new Framework allows TSIs to develop their own local strategic plans around the key areas of work and within a set of six outcome framework areas.

  1. People are more involved in their community
  2. Improved cross sector collaboration
  3. Third sector organisations are better able to lead and develop shared agendas
  4. Third sector organisations are better able to respond to local need
  5. Key decision making includes third sector input
  6. Third sector organisations are better able to contribute to a strong and inclusive local social economy

The full TSI Outcomes Framework can be viewed here.

New CTSI Strategic Plan

Using the new TSI Outcomes Framework, along with other key local and national strategic plans, CTSI has been working with its members to develop a new strategic plan that reflects key local areas of development and importance. The plan was launched at the AGM in November 2020 and will run for three years. There are five key areas of work members have asked us to focus on: 

  1. Community wealth-building for Clackmannanshire
  2. Volunteering is critical to improving our society, environment and lives
  3. Create a caring, connected Clackmannanshire
  4. Collectively bring a strong voice to the sector
  5. Building resilience in the sector

Full details of the first outline of the Strategic Plan 2020-23 can be found here. The Action Plan will be developed soon and will be available on the CTSI Publications page.

The Strategic Plan is also included in the Annual Review 2019-20 with other information on the performance of CTSI over the last year. Please read it here.

TSI Scotland Network

The TSI Scotland Network is made up of 32 partnership and single door TSIs who work across communities of Scotland to support the third sector on the ground.

Together they aim to support Scottish Government and influence critical thinking and future policy development for the third sector including charities, development trusts, community and voluntary groups, social enterprises and volunteering. The Chief Officers meet monthly and work collaboratively with a wide number of intermediary bodies including SCVO, DTSA, Volunteering Scotland, SENScot and Social Enterprise Scotland.

They have produced a Manifesto for Change and further details can be found on the website at or via twitter @TSIScotNet

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