Voluntary Action Scotland has launched the second annual report on the impact of Scotland’s 32 Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s).
Entitled ‘Supporting A Stronger Third Sector’ it demonstrates the increasingly important role TSIs are playing in connecting, supporting and advocating for the third sector, community and voluntary groups, locally. Throughout the report case studies are used from across the TSI network to demonstrate the broad range of support and services being delivered by TSIs across Scotland.
It initially focuses on the delivery of the four core functions of a third sector interface: Developing volunteering, supporting social enterprise, supporting voluntary and community organisations, and building the third sector relationship with Community Planning. However, the report also looks beyond these core functions to the brokerage role increasingly being played by the TSI between the local third sector and statutory bodies and the potential role for TSIs in public service reform.
It also identifies current challenges and key issues being faced by TSIs, many of which will resonate with others in the third sector.
The report is attached in pdf format, or it can be found online here.