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.
- People are more involved in their community
- Improved cross sector collaboration
- Third sector organisations are better able to lead and develop shared agendas
- Third sector organisations are better able to respond to local need
- Key decision making includes third sector input
- 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, CTSI has been working with its members through 2019/20 to develop a new strategic plan that reflects key local areas of development and importance. The new plan is out for consultation with members currently and will be launched at the AGM in November 2020.