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Welcome to the August 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 18 September 2018.
Voluntary Sector Vacancies:

DSEN- Dundee Funeral Support Service Manager

Volunteer Dundee Link-up Development Officer

Amina MWRC

Dundee TSI News 
Dundee TSI Training and Events

Emergency at Work First Aid Training 
Tuesday 4th September  
Last few spaces available at discounted charity rate of £50 for the day 

Managing Relationships in the Third Sector
Wednesday 26 September 2018, 1-4pm

Save the Date

 “Enabling and Empowering” Tayside TSI Third Sector Conference

Wednesday 14th November 2018 at The Quay, Dundee

Dundee, Perth and Angus Third Sector Interfaces have joined forces to deliver a third sector conference with a focus on governance.  There will be a range of hot topics discussed over the day. Details to follow.  Eventbrite Tickets will be available soon and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Information will be communicated via Dundee TSI, PKAVS and Voluntary Action Angus.


Click here for more TSI Training Opportunities

The next deadline for applications is 11 September 2018, 5pm

Volunteer Friendly Award Plaques presented to the first two care homes in Scotland 
From left  Angela Smith, Resource Manager  Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership, Sarah Clark, Team Manager (Craigie House), Lynn Thain, Team Manager ( Menzieshill House), Wendy Taylor, Team Leader Volunteer Dundee 

First 2 Care Homes achieve Volunteer Friendly Award in Dundee and Scotland

Congratulations go to the first 2 care homes in Scotland who have achieved the Volunteer Friendly Award quality standard in Volunteer Management:  Menzieshill House and Craigie House in Dundee have shown their commitment to effectively involving volunteers within their homes. Read the full article

To find out more about how to achieve the Volunteer Friendly Award visit  

Volunteer Dundee’s Award 2018 Nominees

Volunteer Dundee’s Volunteer Awards Night 2018  

We held our third annual Volunteer Awards night during Volunteers Week on 7th June at The Quay, Dundee sponsored by our corporate and community partners: Dundee Social Enterpise Network, MMG Archbold, Showcase the Street, Lindsays Solicitors and Caledonia Housing Association. The evening celebrated the amazing commitment and dedication of volunteers and volunteer managers giving recognition for Volunteer of the Year, Trustee/Board Member of the Year, Volunteer Manager of the Year, Volunteer Team of the Year, Kathryn Mackenzie Make a Difference Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. From over 50 nominations we had 18 finalists with the winners being announced on the night. Congratulations to all those nominated for each of the categories: 

Read more about the winners and runners up




Deaf Action Volunteer Open Days- September 2018

Deaf Action is holding two open days in September to recruit Volunteers/Befrienders for the Sound Sense Project.

Interested in Volunteering?

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

Macmillan Move More Gentle Movement Instructor 
Macmillan Move More Walk Leader  
Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Rugby League Coach 
Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Basketball Coach 
Catesbi Events Organiser 
The Circle Receptionist 
Sense Scotland Charity Shop Assistant – Strathmartine Road 
Sense Scotland Charity Shop Assistant – Wellgate 
Sense Scotland Charity Shop Assistant – Broughty Ferry 
Helm Sewing Group Volunteer 


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

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 

Foundation Scotland - ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund
Next deadline: 29th October 2018
Maximum award: £5,000

Firstport - Launch Me
Maximum award: £10,000

Scottish Government - Making Places
Next deadline: 28th September 2018

Postcode Community Trust
Next deadline: 15th August 2018
Maximum award: £20,000

Postcode Local Trust
Next deadline: 15th August 2018
Maximum award: £20,000

Rosa - Justice and Equality Fund, Now's the Time
Next deadline: 27th September 2018
Maximum award: £100,000

GC Gibson Charitable Trust
Next deadline: 20th August 2018
Maximum award: £4,000

CAF - Smart Energy GB in Communities Small Grants
Next deadline: 3rd September 2018
Maximum award: £5,000

Hogmanay Celebrations Grant Scheme
The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th September, and the decision making group will then meet in October.

Find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

                                   Training and Events

Dundee Money Action Open Day
Tuesday 28 August 2018
The Friary,Tullideph Road, DD2 2PN

Nae Limits 60+ Association Tea Dance 
Vintage Tea Dance 
Friday 31st August 1.30 - 4pm
Logie & St Johns (Cross) Hall, Shaftesbury Terrace, DD2 1HJ (at Sinderins/ top of Perth Road)
Cost:  £4 (includes a live band playing 1930-1960's music to waltz, tango or jive to, food and refreshments and a mystery act!)
To book a place:  Please contact Sam on 01382 737114 or by email on 

Family Fund Information Day
6 September 2018, 10:30pm
The Steeple Church

An Introduction to Multi agency Child Care and Protection
Tuesday 11th September 2018,  9:15 am – 1 pm
Dudhope Castle

Learning from Behavioural Prospective
Friday 14 September 2018
The Circle, Staffa Place

                    ACES and Trauma Informed Care Through the Lens of Behaviour

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 9:30am-12pm
The Steeple Church

The Scottish Strategy for Autism- SCERTS Framework Training Opportunity

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September 2018

9.30am – 4.00pm

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 August edition

Social Enterprise
Understanding Cyber security for your organisation 
Delivered by DSEN in partnership with TSCh Ltd
This training event is designed for non-technical people and aimed at managers of and within organisations. The training will help you understand the threats to your organisation and help you understand what the jargon really means. You will leave with useful tips and techniques to help you prevent cyber-attacks. This event is designed to be interactive, practical and fun.

Additional state of the art software to protect your data is available for DSEN members. 

If you are a registered Charity there is further help and support available. TSCh ltd will be hosting this event and will be available to help answer any questions on this as part of their CSR activity.

More information on
Just Enterprise
What is Social Enterprise

Arbroath workshop. If you are wondering what exactly a "social enterprise" is, or you are thinking about starting one but are keen for more information, this workshop is for you
The concept of business with a conscience - working to be more responsible, inclusive and to benefit local communities - is becoming more popular but such sentiment or desire alone does not make you a social enterprise.
Wednesday 19 September 2018 : 11am - 1pm
Arbroath - more details of the venue will be sent when you book on 
This workshop will:
• Go through what social enterprise actually means
• Consider what makes a business a social enterprise
• Outline the different legal structures that a social enterprise may uset
• Provide examples of social enterprise activity in Scotland

After this event you will have a better understanding of whether your idea is suited to being a social enterprise and whether you wish to be a social entrepreneur. You will also understand the range of skills, knowledge and aptitudes needed to run an effective social enterprise.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet a Just Enterprise Start Up Advisor and network with other budding social entrepreneurs, share experiences, ask questions, get tips and more!
Sign up for this workshop

Funeral Service Support 

Newly added to the DSEN team is Rob Pearce who is Development Officer working for Dundee’s Funeral Poverty project. The project is funded through the European Social Fund (Social Innovation Fund) with the intention of setting up Dundee Funeral Support Service (DFSS) as a pilot social enterprise that will ultimately provide:

* A one-stop shop advisory service to provide immediate support to those recently bereaved to help them make appropriate decisions to avoid incurring debt.

* A funeral brokerage service that will negotiate with funeral professionals to help work within the client’s budget

* A money advice service helping clients access affordable finance options and assisting with applications for support, and

* Referring clients to additional services such as bereavement counselling, money advice etc.

Rob will be helping set-up of DFSS, registering them as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, locating premises and assisting with the recruitment of staff to deliver the services amongst other tasks. A committee of trustees is already in place to govern the new organisation and ensure it is focussed on the needs of the local people.

Rob is in post until early December by which time it is envisaged DFSS staff will be in place and the project embarking on its trial period.


A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been published by Dundee City Council on Public Contracts Scotland

This is to provide potential bidders prior notice of an Invitation to Tender (ITT) that may be published on Public Contracts Scotland, in the near future, for the supply of Employability Pipeline Services from 1 April 2019.  For further information, please click on the hyperlink below:

One piece of the puzzle? What SCDC is learning about participation requests

Participation requests are a way for people to have their say about what improvements they would like to see made to public services they use. Community groups in Scotland have been able to make them since April 2017, when they were introduced as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.

The briefing highlights that more information and support needs to be available to groups that want to make participation requests. The legislation and guidance may require some strengthening as well. If this happens, participation requests have the potential to be an important piece of the puzzle in making bottom-up co-production happen in Scotland.

See the full news item and download the briefing at
In line with the Year of the Young Person celebrations, Volunteer Dundee has partnered with Dundee City Council, Dundee Youth Fund and Dundee Youth Council to create a special youth awards called the “Dundee Inspire Awards 2018”. This will recognise a variety of young people across the city from volunteers to those who help in different sectors in their communities.  Closing date for nominations is 31 August 2018.

Discoverin Families Charleston 

Charleston has been a-buzz with Family Fun on Fridays operating throughout the school holidays and catering for working parents who cannot always access daytime family fun. 

On 27th July we held our Family Fun on Fridays buffet meal and archery session with 27 parents and children taking turns to practice target shots. This was a great way for the kids to let off steam and for parents to meet up with old and new friends. Although the Ancrum Centre was unable to commit they did leave us the equipment to allow us to have the fun, as featured in the holiday activities brochure.

Finally we have worked throughout the summer on our Grow Your Own Food project and are just about ready to harvest our produce. Thanks to our friends in the Craigowen Sheltered Lounge, we got some space to grow produce that we hope to show at the V and A launch in October. We have programmed our new activities and chutney making sessions are top of the bill. Watch this space and contact Audrie Taylor on 01382 797357 to find out more.


Who’s working with Scotland’s communities?

Do you work with communities to support their learning and development? If so, you need to make sure your voice is heard though the Working with Scotland’s Communities survey 2018.

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council and Education Scotland are carrying out a national survey of the CLD workforce. Better information is needed to advocate for better support for communities and to plan services for maximum impact.


A Tayside Parenting Strategy is currently being developed and is now at a stage where views from parents and others who have a parenting role with children and young people are needed to help inform what the Strategy focuses on improving. The Parenting Strategy Group invites you to provide your views as an individual or as a representative of a group of parents or others with a parenting role through this survey link

The survey will close on 31st August 2018.


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