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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:
Coldside Library Reopens: The historic Coldside Community Library has re-opened after an upgrade of £700,000. Improvements made over the last six months include a new passenger lift, accessible toilets, hospitality facilities and new interior decoration. The work, funded by Dundee City Council, also incorporates new lighting throughout, a new meeting room, library counter, flooring, refurbishment of windows and painted railings outside.
This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

DVA: Prevention of Under-nutrition Development Worker 

DVA: Community Companions Worker

DVA: Mental Health Networking Coordinator 

DVA: Project Worker (Mental Wealth Academy) 

DVA: Good Governance Assistant 

TCA: Resource Worker, Young  Person Service

TCA: Part Time Resource Worker 

AMINA: Admin and Development Assistant

Feeling Strong: Hub Development and Admin Assistant

Scottish Health Council Committee members

Rossie Young Peoples Trust: Mental Health Trust 

North East Sensory Service: Volunteer Coordinator 

Co-op: Member Pioneer 

One Parent Families Scotland: Employability Support Worker 

MS Society: Service Coordinator - My MS My Way:Tayside 

Barnardo's Scotland: Project Worker 

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 

Carolina House Trust (CHT) held an Annual General Meeting at its headquarters in Luna Place, Dundee, on Thursday 26 September. The meeting was attended by members of the CHT community: board members, staff and carers. At this meeting the organisation shared its Annual Report for 2018-19 Financial Year.
Highlights and the full document can be found at the Carolina House Trust news page:

Social Enterprise – what needs to happen to take this forward?
Tuesday 22 October, 12 midday at The Circle, Dundee

An opportunity to contribute to discussions on what actions are needed to ensure the continued growth and development of Social Enterprise over the next 3 years. Scottish Government will be producing a new three-year SE Action Plan from April 2020.  Over the coming months, Senscot, in partnership with Social Firms Scotland, the Scottish Community Alliance and local SENs and TSIs will be hosting a series of ‘gatherings’ around the country. The intention is to provide an opportunity for SEN members and other grassroot SEs to feed in their wishes, ambitions and priorities for the next Action Plan. REgsiter your attendance at

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, Alistair Fitchett 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 here

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

The Dream Fund has been developed to give charities the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund allows charities to apply for up to £1.5 million to deliver their ‘dream’ project over 24 to 36 months.

This year the Dream Fund is looking for projects that seek to implement systemic change in order to address an important social or environmental problem.

Applications must come from a collaboration of at least two organisations.

The Dream Fund is now open for applications. The guidance notes and application form are available to access here.

The deadline for applications is October 15th at 5:30pm

Corra Foundation - #ShiftthePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme 
Corra Foundation is delighted to announce #ShiftthePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for community led groups to make a difference by focusing on four areas, Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be and Mental Health Matters.

The closing date is 2pm 30th September 2019

Corra Foundation - Challenge Fund
Corra Foundation is pleased to announce that the second round of The Scottish Government Challenge Fund will open to applications later this year. This Challenge Fund’s principal aim is to help break down barriers for people accessing services for support with their alcohol and/or drug use and to make sure they can receive the right support at the right time. It is intended to provide space to re-think the system (or parts of the system), test change and implement new ways of working. 
We will hold an all-day event in Glasgow on Monday 21st October to support organisations who may be interested in applying to the second round of the Challenge Fund. We hope you will be able to join us.

If you are interested in this event and/or wish to be kept informed about the launch of the second round of the Challenge Fund, please e-mail Matthew Gilbert-Straw on

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
Wednesday 16th October, 09:30-13:00
Friday 15th November, 09:30-13:00
Wednesday 20th November, 09:30-13:00
Thursday 5th December, 09:30-13:00
Dudhope Castle

Just Enterprise: Budgeting for Organisations
Thursday 2nd October
Voluntary Action Angus, 5-7 The Cross
Forfar, DD8 1BX

Funeral Poverty - what's been happening in Dundee and Scotland?
Thursday 31st October, 09:30-13:00
Central Baptist Church, 8 Ward Road
Dundee, DD1 1LX

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) Roadshow
Tuesday 8th October, 12:30-16:15
COSLA, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

University of Dundee: Festival of the Future
Panel Discussion and Workshop-Innovative Approaches To Mental Wellbeing 
Thursday 17th October, 17:30-19:00 
Bonar Hall, University of Dundee 

The Box Project 
Mind to Move Workshop 
Tuesday 22nd October, 17:30-19:30
The Space, Dundee

The Box 
Wednesday 23rd October, 19:30
The Space, Dundee

Your Keys to Life in Dundee
Tuesday 22nd October, 10:00-15:00
Marryat Hall, City Square, Dundee

Hot Chocolate Trust: Reclaiming Monitoring & Evaluation 
Wednesday 6th November, 09:30-16:30
Hot Chocolate Trust, Dundee

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 - Save the Date
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

Scottish Government Consultation on Draft Social Security Advocacy Service Standards

The Scottish Government is now consulting on draft social security advocacy service standards.
Such advocacy support will provide disabled people with the assistance they may need to help them claim their Scottish social security entitlements and ensure that they can be fully involved in decisions affecting them. The consultation can be accessed
 here and closes on Monday 7th October. 
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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