What is The TSI Scotland Network?
Across Scotland, the Third Sector, including charities, development trusts, community organisations, volunteers and social enterprises are supported by a Third Sector Interface (TSI) Network, funded by the Scottish Government.
In some local authority areas that can be a ‘single door’ organisation where they combine all the work and functions of support under one roof – in other urban or larger geographical areas these can be ‘partnerships’. So in Edinburgh there are three organisations: EVOC, Volunteer Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network, for example, covering the core functions set out by Scottish Government.
What else do TSI Scotland Network organisations do?
Throughout Scotland, the TSI Network organisations vary in their roles – many provide other services to the Third Sector in their local areas for example, payroll, HR, research provision, community newsletters, digital services, training and project or core work for the local authority, or health and social care partnerships. However, the overarching aims remain the same, to promote, support, build resilience, celebrate and help be the voice of the local Third Sector in your area and collectively, alongside other national organisations like SCVO, ACOSVO, Volunteer Scotland, and Social Enterprise Scotland, the TSI Network champions the Third Sector at a national level.
Now, the TSI Network organisations are working together to demonstrate how our work across Scotland is transforming lives, communities, and meeting the National Performance Framework and key legislative aims of Scottish Government. This includes tackling societal inequalities, community empowerment, inclusive growth, increasing volunteering and citizenship, and enabling the integration of health and social care.
This webpage provides shared information on the TSI Scotland Network including a directory of contacts, TSI services in your local area, research work, news and national articles of interest, and in the future will be populated by case studies, infographics and shared work of national relevance. A summary of the regular Chief Officers’ meetings will also be published on this page.
For more information on the TSI Scotland Network, please contact Anthea Coulter, Chief Officer and Business Manager at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI).