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Welcome to the January 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.  Perhaps there is a story you would like to share in the February 2019 edition.  Email by 25 February 2019.
Voluntary Sector Vacancies:

Relationships Scotland- Administrator

WRASAC- CEO and Admin and Information Worker

Amina- Enterprise Officer

One Parent Families- Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Vacancies

Dundee Women's Aid Vacancies

TCA Vacancies
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
Here are the latest volunteering opportunities. You can mentor young people with mental health difficulties to help them flourish, volunteer with children at Barnardos, get involved with a couple of prominent Cancer charities, take over as Treasurer & Trustee with the popular Dundee Women’s Festival or become a walk leader or minibus driver with Dundee City Council.
Feeling Strong – Mentors – Creative Arts, Sports or Enterprise
Barnardos – Befriender, Group Work, School Holiday Activity Days or Sitter
Prostate Cancer UK - Information Stand Hero
Tayside Cancer Support – Befriender
Dundee Women’s Festival – Trustee & Treasurer
Dundee City Council – Walk Leader or Minibus Driver

Re-Discover Dundee is looking for Cycle Ride Leaders. After the successful launch event of Re-Discover Dundee and the positive response from individuals and community members, Re-discover Dundee is looking for confident riders willing to support this exciting initiative. For more information, please get in touch on 01382 305757 or

The Knowledge Exchange Network is a brand new project, funded by the Rank Foundation and hosted by Volunteer Dundee for two years.

Kirsty Slater is the new Business Planning Officer leading the project, “This is a great opportunity to develop something really valuable for the TSI. The ultimate goal is to develop a self-sustaining resource that makes it simple and easy to share skills and knowledge throughout the Third, Public and Private Sectors in Dundee. We want to do this by harnessing the growing interest in Corporate Social Responsibility and organisations who are Doing Social Good, while persuading others of the organisational benefits and potential return on investment. These connections will help shape a single resource that supports the Dundee TSI.”

Click here to find out more and to get in touch with Kirsty.

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

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.

This 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

Spaces are available for the next intake on our Introduction to Good Governance Programme on 20 March. This foundation programme has been developed to support small charities to strengthen their core governance. It helps charities analyse and improve their essential policies, processes, and procedures, and is a great precursor to the full Good Governance Award. For more details, go to

DUSA "RAG Dundee" Campaign
Every year, Dundee University Students Association partners with a different local Dundee charity through its ‘RAG Dundee’ campaign.  This campaign encourages our students to get fundraising on behalf of our charity partner. This year, we’re working with the Dundee Foodbank, and have raised £5000 for them through a wide range of events, and we’ve still got five months to go!
We’re currently accepting nominations for our next partner for the academic year 2019/2020, and it could be you! To nominate your charity, go to our website at: The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 8th, after which, our students will be invited to vote for the winning organization. We look forward to working with you!


You can search for funding on the Funding Scotland database.

 List of Local Trusts 2018 

Greggs Local Community Projects Fund
Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 will be unsuccessful. Round 1 (2019) closes on 28th February with decisions being announced on 25th April 

Faith in Scotland Community Action Fund
Next deadline is 13 February 2019.

Find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

                                   Training and Events

Community Asset Transfer Session
Wednesday 30 January 2019,3pm
Lochee Hub, Lochee High Street

Barnardo’s Child & Family Support Service Dundee Open Day
Thursday 31 January 2019, anytime between 10am-2pm or 4pm-6pm.
Fleuchar Street, Dundee DD2 2LQ

Community Ownership Assets for People and Place
Saturday 2 February 2019, 9:30am-15:30pm
The Salutation Hotel, Perth

Social Investment Programme
13 February 2019, Edinburgh
Please feel free to contact directly on 0131 243 2697 or for further information, to reserve a space or to discuss what other development opportunities you can access through the Academy.

Turning Point Recruitment Day
Thursday 14th February 2019, 10am – 6.30pm
Dundee Voluntary Action,10 Constitution Road,Dundee, DD1 1LL

Management Essential training workshop
21 February 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm
The Circle, Dundee
DSEN Corporate member HR Dept are delighted to offer this employment workshop to DSEN members and non members.


Child Protection and Disability Practitioner Course
Various dates

Child Protection and Disability Manager Course
Various dates

Dundee Women's Festival 2019
2-16 March 2019


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 January edition

Social Enterprise
New programme to provide help and support for local circular economy opportunities
Organisations in Tayside can enjoy the benefits of the circular economy with the launch of a new support programme. ‘Circular Tayside’ is a joint initiative being delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy and Environment.
The Circular Tayside initiative follows a recent research study commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland that has identified the economic potential of circular economy opportunities in the region. A Circular Economy is all about ‘making things last’.  It’s an economy in which we eradicate waste by keeping resources and products in use for as long as possible.
Circular Tayside can help with support and funding which includes fully-funded consultancy support through Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Business Support Service.  It also includes access to the £18m Circular Economy Investment Fund.
See for more information.
Social Enterprise Networks
Our friends at Senscot recently captured some feedback from a couple of our members, here is what they had to say about DSEN:
Members feedback

Senscot has produced a briefing paper on Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) in Scotland.  There are 16 local SENs who have over 900 social enterprises either as members of a constituted SEN or are engaged with those unconstituted.   Between them, SEN members employ around 12 000 people and have a combined turnover of over £500m.  The briefing paper can be found here
                                           Safer Internet Day 2019

The UK Safer Internet Centre invites everyone to join Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe to help create a better internet on Tuesday 5th February 2019, and throughout the whole year!
The Big Lunch in Dundee
The Big Lunch has been running in the UK since 2009 and has enjoyed participation by an average of 6 million people every year. It brings people together – it provides permission and a reason for people to connect with their neighbours and communities and to join in with something bigger. People are the key ingredient and we are hoping you will work with us to invite anyone and everyone to take part, share food and get to know their neighbours better.
So please join us at our first Task Force meeting on Friday 15th February, 1 – 2.30pm at the Baxter Pavilion, Baxter Park, Dundee.
Scottish Government Charity Law Consultation
This consultation seeks views on potential improvements to the statutory charity regulation framework in Scotland, in light of proposals put forward by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
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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