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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:

This week we hosted a Recovery Conversation Workshop with Dundee Criminal Justice Services staff, using the Making Recovery Real in Dundee film to raise awareness, get conversations going and bring about change in the way we think about mental health, wellbeing and recovery.

If you would like Making Recovery Real in Dundee to come to your organisation or service and deliver a Recovery Conversation workshop contact: Michelle Donoghue, Peer Recovery Development Worker,

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

Insight Counselling: Clinical Manager 

Dundee Carers Centre: Independent Living Services (ILS) Team Manager

Dundee Carers Centre: Development Worker (2 posts) 

Dundee Carers Centre: Communications Officer (Brand Development & Publications) 

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 

Like all sectors, charities are susceptible to fraud and can be seen as easy target for criminals. Fraud and cyber crime is on the rise, which is why it’s important for charities of all shapes, sizes and types to protect their income and assets by building strong defences. More info at:

The Dundee Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey is here to help anyone affected by cancer, including carers and loved ones of someone with cancer. To date, we've helped over 400 people and worked with them to resolve over 5000 of their concerns.

We are a free, appointment based service, which offers practical, personal and emotional support to people affected by cancer.  We can meet individuals  in their local community or at home – wherever they feel most comfortable.  We will chat about how they’re feeling, what they’re concerned about and the help they need.

As well as a listening ear, we can offer a wide range of support, tailored to individual needs.   This could be about money worries, getting around, how to manage tiredness and help at home.

We can also put people in touch with other specialist services, who can help them come to terms with their diagnosis and connect them with others affected by cancer.

We take self-referrals along with referrals from all statutory and voluntary sector organisations across the city.  All you need to do is contact us in one of the following ways:

Tel: 01382 433340


Text YES along with your name to 07860 077337.

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:

The Knowledge Exchange Network is hosting a workshop “How to communicate effectively” which will be held on 15th November, 10am – 1pm at Luna Place.
Communication is a skill we all use but are you using it effectively?
The workshop can help you increase your skills.
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
Book early to avoid disappointment.
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.

Foundation Scotland – GVC Fund open for applicants

The GVC Fund is now open for applications. The aim of the fund is to support local communities and projects with a focus on sports and healthy activities in addition to their being a preference for men’s health projects. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available.  Application deadline is Monday the 28th of October 2019, at 12 noon.

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

Women Mean Business Forum
Thursday 31st October 2019
InterContinental Edinburgh The George

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
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

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.

Pop up events are being held across Tayside in the final weeks of NHS Tayside’s three-month consultation on proposals to redesign orthopaedic services in Tayside.
As part of its wider Transforming Tayside plans, NHS Tayside is proposing to make changes to where surgeons, doctors and nurses deliver orthopaedic surgery in the region, including planned operations and unplanned trauma operations.
Community pop-up information stands for Shaping Orthopaedic Services where people can find out more and give their feedback are being held on the following dates:  

  • Thursday, 24 October from 10am until 4pm in the Overgate Shopping Centre, Dundee
  • Friday, 25 October from 10am until 4pm in Asda Superstore, 85 Dunkeld Road, Perth
  • Wednesday, 30 October from 10am until 4pm in Morrisons, Hume Street, Arbroath
Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership is carrying out a survey to aid shaping of services that will help to keep people safe.

The short poll, which takes around five minutes to complete, is completely anonymous and lays out a number of scenarios before asking for respondents to choose which view most closely corresponds with their own.

The survey runs until Thursday 7th November  and we would appreciate you completing the survey and sharing as widely as possible across your networks.
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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