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Welcome to the November Edition of the Dundee TSI E-Bulletin. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Voluntee Dundee. We aim to provide you with all the latest information of interest to the sector in Dundee. This will be the last edition of 2018 so we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Perhaps there is a story you would like to share in the January 2019 edition.  Email by 21 January 2019.
Voluntary Sector Vacancies:

WEvolution- SRG Enterprise Officer

Volunteer Dundee- Business Planning Officer

Volunteer Dundee- Sid by Side Development Officer
Dundee Inspire Awards 2018
On Tuesday 20th November, the Caird Hall played host to the Dundee Inspire Awards 2018. This was in collaboration with Dundee City Council, Dundee Youth Fund, Dundee Youth Council and Discover Work Services, led by the volunteering youth team at Volunteer Dundee. As part of the Year of Young People celebrations, the Inspire Awards displayed the incredible young people that Dundee has to offer. Hosted by two young volunteers from Link Up Whitfield and Dundee Youth Council, it truly was a youth led event. One of the highlights was seeing the two hosts sashaying across the stage to Dancing Queen – definitely better dancers than others who have done the same!
Eight awards were given on the night, including Young Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteering Team of the Year and Youth Organisation of the Year. There were also special ‘Make A Difference’ awards handed out on the night, to reward young people who had made a real difference in five different categories: Sport, Employer, Young People, Community and Culture. In addition nine Saltire Summit Awards were given to young volunteers, plus twenty-seven Saltire 200/500 award certificates. 
Overall, it was a spectacular night recognising the commitment and dedication of some of Dundee’s inspiring young people.

                     Dundee Independent Advocacy Support seeks Board Members

The Board are particularly keen to hear from candidates who want to give something back into society and are either working or have worked at a senior level.  It goes without saying that DIAS Directors must share a passion and enthusiasm for independent advocacy and can apply their knowledge and expertise to help further develop DIAS as an organisation.

We’d particularly welcome interest from anyone who can demonstrate the following skills: Legal expertise, marketing /media expertise, business/service development to ‘future-proof’ DIAS capabilities through developing new business models and/or partnership working or operational experience within a similar environment.

Interested in Volunteering?

Every Monday from now until the Christmas holidays, Food Train Friends need someone to drive their minibus. Pick-ups usually start from 1pm. From 4-5pm you would begin to drop the customers back off at their homes. Details.

A quick visit from a friendly volunteer can really brighten the day of a blind veteran. Can you pop by for a cuppa and a chat? Details

Do you play the Drums, Ukulele or enjoy singing? This volunteer opportunity could be the perfect way to share your musical passion with some like-minded musicians. Details.

Would you like to help make a difference to local children and families? Join Radio Tay's Cash for Kids team as an Admin Assistant and get a feel good factor as well as improving your CV. More Info.

Live in the Fintry area and would like some experience in a small-scale catering venture? Join the team of volunteers making and serving soup and toasties on Tuesdays at the Finmill Centre’s “Munch Brunch” lunch club? Info

Thinking of volunteering this Christmas? Most organisations recruit volunteers directly but see link for all the information we have.

Search for opportunities or have a look at the Outreach Programme if you would rather chat with someone at a location near you.

British Red Cross Volunteer Recruitment Day

The British Red Cross is holding a Volunteer Recruitment day on Thursday 29 November 2018

If you have a bit of free time and have an interest in supporting individuals 16+ who have expressed a feeling of social isolation or loneliness drop by the Dundee office:

Unit B, Gemini Crescent, Dundee Technology Park, DD2 1SW

For further information please do not hesitate to contact

Organisational Support

Book Rooms and Resources at Number Ten
Number Ten has a range of fully accessible meeting rooms suitable for training sessions, meetings and interviews. You can also hire out resources including laptops, ipads and projectors. Members receive discounted rates for room hire and free hire of resources. To become a member visit

Third Sector Governance Forum Consultation on new draft of the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector.
The Code is designed to be read online alongside various resources documents, templates and guidance and used to have practical discussions around governance.

SCVO has helpful information available on its website to help you with running your organisation, from legislation and governance to managing volunteers and funding.

Sign up to the OSCR Reporter to keep informed of the latest developments, news, consultations and forthcoming events for OSCR.


You can search for funding on the Funding Scotland database.

DVA has recently updated it's List of Local Trusts 2018 

Grow Wild
Grow Wild 2019 Community Project 
Grow Wild Youth Project funding 

The National Development Project Fund and Challenge Fund

This investment through the Programme for Government is to support the delivery of services to reduce problem drug and alcohol use

CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund
Now Receiving Applications for 2019-2020

Trefoil - Organisational Grants
Trefoil supports the interests of children and young people with special needs, including physical disability, caring obligations, other disadvantage or learning and psycho-social needs to foster their independence, confidence and assertiveness. 
Next deadline: 1st March 2019

The Scottish Government - Social Innovation Fund
Round 2 of the Social Innovation Fund is now open for Stage 1 and 2 applications
The Social Innovation Fund enables social economy organisations to work in collaboration with research institutions, the public and private sector to develop, test and scale up new ideas and solutions to tackle poverty and disadvantage. S
Next deadline: 17th December 2018
Maximum award: £150,000

SCVO - Cyber Essentials Grants
Fund to help charities become more cyber resilient now open.
Next deadline: 18th December 2018
Maximum award: £1,000

Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Event Fund 
The deadline for receipt of applications for Round 2 is 5pm Friday 7 June 2019.

Find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

                                   Training and Events


An Introduction to Multi Agency Child Care and Protection
28 November 2018

Date: Saturday 1st December 2018 
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Location: The Circle , 4-6 Staffa Place , Dundee DD2 3SX
Tickets: book here!

Working with Non Engaging Families
Wednesday 5th December 2018, 9.15am –5 pm

Tender Procedures and the ESPD – Dundee
Tuesday 11 December 2018, 9:30am – 12:30pm
 Understand the various types of tender and examine the new ESPD at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
Specific to Young Carers

Training for those involved with young carers
Dates: AM Sessions 9:30am- 11:30am PM Sessions 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 11th December 2018
Wednesday 12th December 2018

Healthcare and Wellbeing

The Healthcare and Wellbeing Network E-Bulletin aims to share information and improve connections between third sector organisations that provide health and social care services for adults and older people across Dundee.  

Sign Up to the E-Bulletin Mailing List.

Read the November edition

Social Enterprise

The Impact of DSEN’s Dundee Futures Fund

The Rank Foundation provided £200 000 in funding between July 2015 and September 2018 to Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) for the provision of start up support for new and young social enterprises in Dundee.  These funds have been used to create 38 new social enterprises, have enabled the employment of 43 individuals and have brought in additional funding totalling over £460 000.  Social impacts include benefits to health, the environment, people with disabilities an education.  Read more about it here
The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise were announced at an awards ceremony in the Scottish Parliament on 6th November 2018.
The winner of Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 is CCI Scotland, Environmental Social Enterprise was awarded to Point and Sandwick Trust and the One to Watch winner is Caledonia Cremation.

Social Enterprise Scotland issued a call for applications earlier in the year, urging Scotland’s social enterprises to demonstrate how they’re improving our economy and society.

Read the full list of award winners
                              Consultation on Hate Crime Legislation

The Scottish Government is calling on the public to help shape consolidated and modernised hate crime legislation as a new consultation opens today.

Further details at

The Scottish Government is running a series of public events across Scotland to allow individuals and communities to come along to share their views and inform what is included in the new hate crime legislation. Book here

Contact us 
The Dundee TSI newsletter reaches a readership across all sectors in Dundee. If you have a story, job vacancy or event that represents the great work you are doing we would like to hear and share them.
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Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee.

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