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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:

A big thank you to the volunteers of Therapet Scotland who came from across Dundee and Angus to deliver a #pawsforstress session at our Dundee Health Minds Network at The Friary drop in session this week 🐾

Canine Concern Scotland Trust run these sessions to encourage people to take time out to destress and offer a calming companion. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon, thank you to the good boys & girls: Tim, Cara, Wilma, Cookie, Buffy and Penny for helping us bark #worldmentalhealthday 

You can view more photos on our
facebook page.

This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

The Linda Tremble Foundation: Development Manager

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 

Rossie Young Peoples Trust: Mental Health Trust 

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 

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 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 - 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

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

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

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

📣Dundee City Council is keen to encourage nominations of Community Councillors to sit on existing Community Councils.

Dundee City Council is also keen to receive Petitions from local communities to establish new Community Council.

Community Councils can:
👉 Act as a voice for local people
👉Actively seek the views and concerns of local people in the area
👉Help make public bodies aware of community opinion and needs
👉Carry out activities that are in the interests of the community it represents

There are four active Community Councils in IYN The Ferry, City Centre & Harbour, Fintry and IYN West End.

New Community Councils could be created across the city. In our IYN ColdsideIYN LocheeIYN StrathmartineIYN North EastIYN Maryfield and IYN East End communities.

You can find out more in the posters below or at 👉

Deadline for all completed nominations and petitions is Friday 25th October 2019.

Transforming Tayside are encouraging people to give their feedback on the proposals to redesign orthopaedic services before the three-month consultation closes on 31 October.

Professor Peter Stonebridge, Acting Medical Director, said, “Hundreds of people have already taken part in our Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation and given us vital feedback. I would encourage people to take advantage of the final weeks of the consultation and let us know their thoughts about our plans.

“Feedback on the proposals so far has been positive but it is important that we hear the views of as many of our patients, staff and service users as possible to help us build services that are fit for the future.”

You can share your views by taking part in a short survey.

Feedback received on the plans so far is now being shared on NHS Tayside’s social media sites and on the dedicated Shaping Orthopaedic Services webpage at People can also call 0800 7836110 or email for further information.

More information about Transforming Tayside and Shaping Orthopaedic Services is available at can also call 0800 7836110 or email for further information.

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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