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Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly Dundee TSI Newsletter. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Volunteer Dundee. We aim to provide you with all the latest information of interest to the sector in Dundee.  If there is a story you would like to share in the next Friday edition let us know by end of day Wednesday:

🎉 We're celebrating Befriending Week! 

Community Companion Scheme is aimed at adults in Dundee who are either experiencing or have the potential to experience social isolation. Each person is matched up to a Community Companion based on personality, hobbies and interests.

You can follow along with videos and stories from this week on Facebook: Community Companion Scheme 
This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

THAT Admin Support Officer

Dundee Age Concern: Care Assistant 

Interested in Volunteering?

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

Latest Volunteering Opportunities

Terrence Higgins Trust: Clinic Reception, Mass Events Volunteer, Health Promotion Assistant
CLIC Sargent: Collection Tin Coordinator, Fundraising Engagement Volunteer
Dundee Stroke Exercise Club: Volunteer Coordinator
NHS Tayside: Meet & Greet at Ninewells Hospital
Ye Amphibious Ancient Bathing Association:  Steward - New Year's Day
Marie Curie: Helper Service
Feeling Strong: General Volunteer 

We would like to invite you to attend the Carer Interest Network on Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9.15am – 11.30am at C-Gate, Dundee Carers Centre.  

The Carer Interest Network is a means of working together more effectively and proactively in meeting the needs of carers. The network is open to all organisations providing generic and targeted support to unpaid carers across Dundee. The network welcomes guest speakers from different organisations at each meeting.

We are currently welcoming invitations from organisations to share information about work they are currently doing to support carers in Dundee. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with your request. Please note we have allocated one 15-minute slot for interested organisations.

If you would like to attend or for more information about this invitation you can get in touch with Megan Clark, Dundee Carers Centre Development Officer, by emailing

The Annual General Meeting of Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau will take place on Wednesday, 13th November at 11am in Committee Room 3, City Square, Dundee and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for an informal chat with our staff, volunteers and trustees.

They are pleased to announce that their guest speaker this year will be Dr Viola Marx of the Green Health Partnership.

The full AGM Agenda can be viewed here: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA 2019

Please RSVP:

Social Isolation Network Meeting

Tuesday 12th November 2019 2-3:30pm
Douglas Community Centre
Balmoral Avenue 

 Community Companions and Dundee City Council are hosting a network meeting to provide an opportunity for organisations who are tackling social isolation to come together to share good practice and ideas, discuss any issues and share experiences. This is an informal opportunity to network, gain support and keep up to date with ongoing projects.
Open to staff and volunteers
 If you would like to attend please contact:
Clare Cockburn
Community Companion Co-Ordinator
Tel: (01382) 305736
Paul Davies
Senior Community Planning Officer
     Tel: (01382) 434624
Communication is a skill we all use but are you using it effectively?

The Knowledge Exchange Network is hosting a workshop “How to communicate effectively” which will be held on 15th November, 10am – 1pm at Luna Place.
In this workshop, we will learn:
  • What communication is.
  • What makes good communication.
  • How to adapt your communication to your audience for maximum success.
  • How you can best prepare and overcome your nervousness or fear of speaking.
  • How you can be the best presenter possible.
“It is about helping you communicate with impact. We need to communicate more and more often to more and more diverse people. How do you ensure that in this information deluge people remember you and your message?
The workshop will be delivered by Nadege Minois PhD,
For any queries please contact
Booking essential, to Book

Learn more about KEN

In 2020 the Knowledge Industries in Dundee are projected to overtake Manufacturing for the first time, increasing the talent pool and becoming a predominant force for change in the city.  With many new and upcoming developments and investments in the city, it is a prime opportunity for the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) to tap into the social responsibility of business. 
KEN aims to build a directory of individuals and businesses who can offer their skills and expertise to the Third Sector.  By sharing skills, knowledge and expertise, business can help to mitigate the impact of funding cuts on Third Sector organisations, increasing their resilience and sustainability.  This will create a positive impact in the city as a whole through the promotion of social responsibility, inspiring positive change and making Dundee a go to for talented individuals with a conscience.
Skill and knowledge sharing can take many forms: one to one, short term, goal specific opportunities, workshops which can benefit multiple organisations, group volunteering opportunities which offer team building skills and virtual volunteering e.g. short pre-recorded videos, live webinars or remote short term, goal specific opportunities.
The network is currently looking to build a shopping list of wants and needs from Third Sector organisations and projects, which will qualify our knowledge requests, and to network with businesses and individuals in Dundee to facilitate inclusion in the network/directory.
So, if you have a want or need that you would like us to include, if you have skills you would like to share or you would like further information on the project please get in touch with us at or contact Gill Faichney KEN Business Planning Officer on 07719 969233 or 01382 305705.

THAT is holding our 5th Charity Art Auction at Discovery Point on Thursday 21st November from 6.30pm. This is a fundraising event that contributes towards the creative engagement  work of THAT with people living with Long Term Health Conditions across Tayside and NE Fife.
On the night your opportunity to own origianl art at very affordable prices. Wine and canapes are included within the ticket price. 
Tickets at
It would be great if you could join us in support of this event.
Working with Interpreters on Wednesday 4th December 2019
If you need to use interpreters in the course of your work or volunteering and you’ve found it challenging, maybe not sure that everything is being communicated, then this course will help you to stay in control and get the best out of the interpreted session. See course outline attached for more details.
Book here! Dundee training 2019
Venue: Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society, Thomas Herd House, 10-12 Ward Road, Dundee DD1 1LX
Registration at 9.15 to start at 9.30 and will finish at 4pm
Refreshments and lunch will be provided
First come, first served - limited to 16 participants.
For any queries please directly contact Martha Harding 
Consultancy and Training Officer 
Scottish Refugee Council 


16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence 25th November to 10th December 2019. More information, and full programme on our website.

Are you starting to consider new premises, actively looking or have a premises and want to move or expand?
Thursday 14 November 2019,  5.30pm at The Quay, Camperdown Street, Dundee
The next DSEN meeting will be of interest to you, covering community ownership, commercial property, planning processes and funding options . There will also be the opportunity to have individual discussions with the speakers.

Speakers will include Community Land Scotland, Alastair Fitchet a local architect and current DSEN corporate member, a commercial landlord and National funders Resilient Scotland who have two major funding streams to access up to £500,000, who are looking to invest in Dundee for the right projects. Light buffet/coffee is available on arrival.

Book via Eventbrite: DSEN Network Event 

The Good Governance Award is the quality standard for Scottish charities.

The Award provides a clear, structured approach to assessing and improving a charity’s policies and procedures. Once completed, it provides proof that an organisation is actively engaging in excellent governance through our Award Certification.

The Introduction to Good Governance Programme has been developed to support small charities strengthen their core governance, and is a great precursor to the full Good Governance Award.

Rooms & Resources at DVA 

Looking for a place to meet or host an event in Dundee City Centre? Our spaces are bookable and we offer a discounted rate to DVA Dundee members! 

Support Across the Sector

👉 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 Scottish Charity Regulator updates.

👉 The Scottish Governance Code has been created for the third sector, by the third sector. It is a statement of best practice and has been developed by Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum following consultation with over 250 individuals and organisations.

SCVO will be opening another round of Cyber Essentials Grant Funding on 4th November 2019.  This will run as an open call until March 2020, with applications being graded over the course of the period.  
(see for details)


Bank of Scotland Foundation expands funding programmes for Scottish charities
Bank of Scotland Foundation, an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland, has started to expand its funding programmes. ‘Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland’ is the Foundation’s five-year strategic plan which will see a range of new funding programmes open in 2019 and 2020 as the Foundation rethinks its approach.

👉 You can search for funding on the Funding Scotland database, access local funding, List of Local Trusts 2018 and find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

Music is Medicine
Every Wednesday, 12:00-14:00 
Douglas & Mid Craigiebank Church, Balbeggie Place

Every Thursday, 12:30-14:30
Community Complex, Whitfield 

An Introduction to Multi Agency Child Care And Protection
Friday 15th November, 09:30-13:00
Wednesday 20th November, 09:30-13:00
Thursday 5th December, 09:30-13:00
Dudhope Castle

Hot Chocolate Trust: Reclaiming Monitoring & Evaluation 
Tuesday 12th November, 09:30-16:30
PwC, Bothwell Street, Glasgow

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November, 08:45-17:00
Please complete and submit this form to book your place

DSEN Network Meeting
Thursday 14 November, 17:30-20:00
The Quay, City Quay 

Friends At The End AGM and Talk 
Saturday 16th November, 11:00-16:00
The Western Club, 32 Royal Exchange Square,
Glasgow, G1 3AB
Take Part
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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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