Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s)
The Third Sector Interface network consists of 32 independent arrangements which provide a range of locally accessible development and support services to voluntary organisations across Scotland. They all deliver the following four broad functions
- support to voluntary organisations operating in the area, both local and those national organisations that deliver services at the local level;
- support to and promotion of volunteering;
- support and development of social enterprise;
- connection between the Community Planning Partnership and the third sector.
The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland. The Scottish Government validated the Supporting Voluntary Action portfolio bid and continues to play a supportive role. The Scottish Government provides ongoing financial support to the network of Third Sector Interfaces.
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
COSLA is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all Scottish councils. CoSLA validated Supporting Voluntary Action portfolio bid and continues to play a supportive role. A number of CoSLA member provide financial support to their local Third Sector Interfaces
Volunteer Development Scotland
VDS works to advance volunteering in Scotland, increasing accessibility, scope and understanding of the value of volunteering to all involved.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national body for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. It’s mission is “To support people to take voluntary action to help themselves and others, and to bring about social change”.
Scottish Local Authority External Funders Officers Group
The Scottish Lottery Officers Group is a network of local authority officers who originally came together to support lottery applications and projects at a local level. More recently the group has broadened to take a more general interest in working one to one with voluntary organisations.