A new report published today, highlights the key findings and recommendations of following a review of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) and the roles they played during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The aim of the review was to better understand the role of Third Sector Interfaces during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been funded by Scottish Government and prepared in partnership between Third Sector Interfaces and Evaluation Support Scotland. The review included a desk review, case studies of six TSI areas, and independent interviews with local partners.
The review identified the types of activities undertaken by TSIs during Covid-19, the effectiveness of different approaches, and lessons for the future of TSIs. The findings of the review are now available within the report.
Based on the findings, the report highlights 5 critical recommendations:
- Celebrate the role of the third sector and volunteers during Covid-19
- Build awareness locally and nationally of the role and impact of TSI’s
- Invest in the capacity and reach of the third sector in local decision-making
- Build on the opportunities that have come out of Covid-19
- Review funding for TSIs
An Executive Summary is available on page 3 of the report.
Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface is remains committed to supporting Clackmannanshire’s vibrant third sector. The Covid-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on the work of third sector organisations and showed their importance in keeping communities connected. We hope the findings of the report will serve as a springboard for TSIs and the wider TSI Scotland Network, demonstrating our value and depth of local knowledge, which helped us to quickly mobilise a community response and support people and organisations throughout these unprecedented times.