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Welcome to the September Edition of the Dundee TSI E-Bulletin. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Volunteer Centre Dundee. This partnership fulfils the aims of Third Sector Interfaces – to develop and support voluntary organisations in their local areas, and to promote and support volunteering.This E-Bulletin will keep you up to date with our news as well as information of interest to the Third Sector in Dundee. If you would like to contribute to the next edition email by 24 October 2018.
Voluntary Sector Vacancies:

Dundee Women's Aid- Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate

Dundee Funeral Support Service:
Marketing Officer

Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group
Youth Activities Worker

Dundee TSI News 

Events and Training

Falls Prevention Roadshow
Wednesday 3rd October in St Aiden’s Church Hall at 10.30am to 1pm 
Wednesday 24th October in Barnhill St Margaret’s Church Hall at 11am to 1.30pm.

DVA and Age Action Joint Network Meeting
Thursday 4 October 2018, 12:30pm
Central Baptist Church, 8 Ward Road, Dundee, DD1 1LX 
The afternoon session is open for anyone to attend – you do not need to be a member.

Establishment of Lochee Ward 3rd Sector Network
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Lochee Community Hub
Join us to hear from Dundee’s Third Sector Interface and DCC local community regeneration team about the plans to establish a Third Sector network in the area and learn more about community plan priorities.

        Tayside TSI Third Sector Conference ‘Enabling and Empowering’

                Wednesday 14th November 2018 at The Quay, Dundee

Tickets are available from Eventbrite, further details about the conference can be found here.
Early bird price of £50 per delegate until 14 October, which includes lunch, teas and coffees. Tickets are limited to 2 per third sector.

Budgeting for Sustainability
27 November 2018, 9:30am – 12pm
Factory Skatepark
Learn how to budget taking into consideration all your costs in order to sustain the work of your organisation.

Click here for more TSI Training Opportunities

Interested in Volunteering?

Here are our latest volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in any, just go ahead and make contact with the organization. 

Dundee Carers Centre are looking for a Peer Mentor to work with adults or young people to help them participate and engage in social and community life. Also, Leonard Cheshire Disability are recruiting for a Digital Champion Lead Volunteer in which you can use your people skills along with your IT experience and become a lead volunteer for Leonard Cheshire’s Discover IT programme.

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

Organisational Support
Reflections on 2017-18 with OSCR's Head of Engagement

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 

The Triangle Trust 1949 Trust- Developments Grants (Rehabilitation)
Next deadline 23 October 2018

Independent Living Fund
No deadline date

Community Capacity and Resilience Fund
Deadline Thursday 26th October 2018 at 5pm.

BUPA UK Foundation-Caring for Carers
Next deadline 5 October 2018

Foundation Scotland- Tampon Tax Community Fund
Next deadline 26 October 2018

Comic Relief Safe Place to Be
Next deadline 1 October 2018

National Deaf Children's Society- Innovations Grant Scheme
Next deadline 12 October 2018

The MSE Charity
Grants are given to help educate and inform people about financial literacy, consumer or debt issues. No deadline date.

Big Lottery Fund Scotland- Young Start
No deadline date.

Scottish Funding Council-Flexible Workforce Development Fund
No deadline date.

Find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

                                   Training and Events

Information Day for EU Citizens
Saturday 29 September 2018, 10am-12pm
Are you an EU citizen who wants to know what ‘Brexit’ means for you and your rights in the UK? You can ask our panel of immigration lawyers and experts on Brexit what it will mean for the rights of EU citizens living here in the UK.

Autumn Kinship Care Event
Tuesday 9 October 2018,11am-3pm
Ardler Complex, Turnberry Avenue
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 September edition

 Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside update

A key part of the inquiry is to hear from people with experience of Tayside Mental Health Services. These experiences will help form the direction of the inquiry and contribute to narrative around services.
Personal testimony, stories and experiences are essential in getting the person centred, end-to-end perspectives of mental health services that is vital to this inquiry. These experiences will help to build a narrative that can guide the focus of the inquiry; they will help contextualise reports and statistics and help develop recommendations for improvement.

There are two ways that people can feed into the inquiry. The open call for evidence, which aims to hear from as many people as possible including individuals, families, staff, community groups and organisations.  The public call for evidence opened up on the 5th September and will be taking evidence for 6 weeks from this date. Information on how to contribute can be found on the inquiry website:

There is also a forward-looking element to the inquiry that wants to explore how the situation in Tayside can be improved. The views of people with experience of services is essential in this. Lynsey McCallum is taking a leading role on the independent inquiry within Dundee Voluntary Action. Lynsey has been engaging people in the conversation around the challenges facing someone trying to access mental health support including what needs to change, what is working, what services are valued and what kind of support is missing? All the views gathered will be fed into the Independent Inquiry.

If you run an organisation with a mental health focus and would like to talk to Lynsey about holding a focus group within your organisation or community group, you can make an enquiry:
Email:   Phone: 01382 305743
Alternatively, you can contact Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland for facilitator packs and hold conversations or focus groups within your own organisation. Email  Phone: 0141 404 0231

If you wish to get in touch to talk about the call for evidence, then please contact:    Phone: 01382 381835

Click here to read the full article which contains more background information about the inquiry.
Social Enterprise
.Dundee Social Enterprise Network
Flower and Food Festival 
Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) attended Dundee's 30th Food and Flower festival at the beginning of the month.  The Festival was a great success with over 80 000 people coming through the gates.   A range of DSEN’s members came along to showcase their products and promote their services in the Network tent.

This was the first time that DSEN has supported its members to take part in such a large public event.  The Network is keen to raise awareness of social enterprise and demonstrate the wide range of goods and services that Dundee enterprises provide.  It also wanted to give members the opportunity to promote their wares.  For this reason DSEN paid just under £1000 to rent the marquee and hire the pitch at the Festival.

We took our place in Camperdown Park grounds on Friday morning with the sun warming us up.  Members had put a great deal of thought and effort into ensuring that their products were well produced and professionally branded and packaged.  The SEs were also extremely engaging stall holders, chatting with customers and letting them know what their organisations were all about and the added value that their products and services offered.

The Scottish Government’s Hate Crime campaign launched on 26 September and highlights that there is no place for hate in Scotland. In Scotland, the law recognises hate crimes as motivated by prejudice based on race, religion,sexual orientation, transgender identity and disability.

The City Plan Annual Report is now available on the DVA website. Find out more about the progress that has been made so far.
NHS 24 aims to involve young people in decisions about the organisation and work to provide information and support on topics of interest to young people. Come along to this event at Riverside Museum, Glasgow and have your say about what matters to you.

Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee Engagement Session- Monday 1st October 2018

The Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee are having an open engagement session on Monday 1st October from 5.30-8.00pm at The Shore, 15 Shore Terrace. The focus of this is “What is the experience of being in work and moving on to Universal credit?”

This session is targeted at those with lived experience of this situation, but anyone is welcome. Travel expenses can be covered and food will be provided. If you are interested in attending, then please contact Stuart Fairweather on 01382 438858 or

The information gathered at this session will be used by the Committee to produce its recommendations to the Scottish Government about how to mitigate against these impacts.

Children and Families

Supporting Young Parents: Professionals Forum 2018
Tuesday 13 November 2018, 12:30pm- 4pm
First forum meeting for those who work directly with young parents. This meeting will:

·      Identify the key issues affecting our young parents
·      Identify best practice
·      Share learning
·      Map support
·      Build relationships and network

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