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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:

Documentary fronted by Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey will focus on Dundee’s drug death crisis via  Evening Telegraph 

This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

OSCR Chief Executive 

TCA Mentor/Resource Worker (One Stop Womens Learning Service - OWLS) Perth

TCA Mentor/Resource Worker, Dundee

TCA Resource Worker, Young  Person Service

Penumbra Peer Workers 

Wellbeing Works Peer Development Worker & Peer Worker

DVA: FORT Project Coordinator 

Citizens Advice Bureau: Multi Digital Adviser

WRASAC: Vice Versa Support Worker (Maternity Cover) 

SAMH: Chrysalis Peer Support Worker

Yusuf Youth Initiative: Sewing Class Tutor

Home-Start Dundee: Breast Buddies Coordinator, Dads' Worker, Volunteer Development 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 

SRN are now on facebook!
Are you a community led organisation or initiative? Are you interested in developing local approaches to mental health and recovery? Join us on the new SRN facebook page.
Developing a measure of citizenship for Scotland
Developing a measure of citizenship is a non-clinical approach to measuring health and wellbeing. To inform the creation of this measure, Strathclyde University in partnership with Yale, and with support from SRN, would like to hear your views (via a short survey) on the things that have an impact on your health and wellbeing.
New peer support jobs in Dundee
Could you use your experience of mental health challenges to help others? There are a range of new full and part-time peer support jobs currently being advertised in Dundee  #MakingRecoveryRealDundee

Menzieshill Community Centre will close to members of the public on Friday 13th September.
As you will know the Community Centre has been open for over 50 years and there is 50 years worth of equipment and resources which will have to be transferred to the new building, donated or dumped.  We would much prefer it if it can be utilised by others rather than being dumped so I am emailing to let you know that we are planning on holding a few days where representatives can have a look and see if there is anything that you could use for your groups etc.
We have an assortment of things including furniture, office furniture, kitchenware, toys, snooker tables and are planning to have everything that can be donated to local groups and centres etc. Some items which have been purchased by the Local Management group may ask for a small donation to be made back to the LMG.

The dates for viewing all available items will be Thursday and Friday 12/13th September where items will have to be uplifted by Tuesday 16th September. If you require any further information get in touch with Claire Ramsay at 

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 will open for applications on Monday 2nd September 2019

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.

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.

List of Local Trusts 2018 

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 

Carers of Dundee 
Carers Wellbeing, Monday 9th September, 13:00-15:30
Oral Health, Friday 13th September, 10:00
Dementia Friends, Thursday 19th September, 09:30-11:30
Epilepsy, Monday 23rd September, 09:30-15:00
Epilepsy for Young Carers, Saturday 28th September, 10:00-14:00
First Aid-Older People, Thursday 31st September, 14:00-17:00
Dundee Carers Centre, C Gate, 132 – 134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

Deaf Action - Sound Sense Project Recruitment Open Day
Monday 9th September, 11:00-14:00
First Floor, Sangobeg House, 4 Francis St, Dundee DD3 8HH

Wellbeing Works - Suicide Prevention Day
Tuesday 10th September, 10:00-14:00
Dundee Train Station

CDAS Annual Conference 2019: Community Development: Tackling Inequalities
Tuesday 10th September, 10:30-15:30
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue 
Penumbra Dundee Open Day
Tuesday 10th September, 13:00-16:00
Dundee Nova and Carers Support Service
9 Tay Square
Committee Skills Training 
Tuesday 10th September, 14:00-16:30 
Ardler Community Centre

Tuesday 17th September, 18:00-20:30 
Douglas Community Centre 

Older People and Substance Use
Wednesday 11th September, 10:00-12:00
Dudhope Castle

Open Day and Community Consultation Afternoon
Friday 13 September, 12:30-16:00
The Circle

Sensory Awareness Training
Tuesday 17th September, 09:30-16:00
Dundee Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL

Joint Induction for the Health & Social Care Workforce in Dundee
Tuesday 17th September, 12:30-16:00
The Steeple Church, Nethergate

An Introduction to Multi Agency Child Care And Protection
Thursday 19th September, 09:30-13:00
Wednesday 16th October, 09:30-13:00
Friday 15th November, 09:30-13:00
Thursday 5th December, 09:30-13:00
Dudhope Castle

Women and Alcohol (in partnership with Tayside Council on Alcohol)
Thuesday 19th September, 13:30-17:00
Dudhope Castle

Dundee Careers Fair 
Friday 20th September, 10:00-14:00
Queens Hotel

Risk Assessment Workshops For Domestic Abuse 
Friday 20th September, 14:00-16:00
Dundee Women's Aid Offices, 45 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1PW

Costing Your Tender for Public Sector Contracts
Friday 20th September
The Gateway, Perth

Local Government and Public Health Reform - Delivering for communities
Monday 23rd September 2019, 9:30–15:30
COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarkets Yard, Edinburgh. EH12 5BH

Women's Aid Scotland Forced Marriage Training
Tuesday 24th September, 9:30-16:00
The Caird Hall Dundee

Understanding Social Investment workshop 
Wednesday 25th September, 10:00-13:30
The Circle, 4-6 Staffa Place, Dundee, DD2 3SX

Dundee Soup
Thursday 26th September, 18:00-20:00
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Health & Wellbeing Information Day
Friday 27 September, 10:00-15:00
Central Library, Upper & Lower Foyers

The Box Project 
Mind to Move Workshop 
Tuesday 22nd October, 10:00-11:30
The Space, Dundee

The Box 
Wednesday 23rd October, 19:30
The Space, 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
Take Part
Public invited to take part in Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation

People are being encouraged to attend engagement events as part of the 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.

The Transforming Tayside public events will include special engagement sessions as part of the three-month public Shaping Orthopaedic Services consultation, which runs until 31 October.
The wider Transforming Tayside public events are being held on the following dates:
  • Saturday, 7 September, 2019, between 10am and 12.30pm at Harris Academy, Perth Road in Dundee
  • Saturday, 28 September, 2019, between 10am and 12.30pm at Forfar Community Campus, Kirriemuir Road in Forfar
To register your interest in attending the public events or if you require assistance with travel, please contact 0800 783 6110 or email
Smaller community pop-up information stands for Shaping Orthopaedic Services, where people can find out more and give their feedback, will also take place across Tayside on the following dates:
  • Monday, 9 September, 2pm to 4.30pm, main foyer, St Margaret’s Community Hospital, Auchterader
  • Monday, 16 September, 2pm to 4.30pm, main foyer, Blairgowrie Community Hospital
  • Wednesday, 18 September, 10am to 12noon, reception area main entrance, Perth Royal Infirmary​
  • Thursday, 26 September, 3pm to 6pm, reception main block, Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee

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

Child Healthy Weight: Improving the lives of children in Tayside

The Tayside Plan for Children,Young People and Families’ aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all children in Tayside.  Helping more children to have a healthy weight is an important part of this plan.

We want to find out what matters most to you so that we can all do the right things to help families be as healthy and happy as possible.
Please read our ‘Making a Child Healthy Weight Plan for Tayside’ leaflet for more information.

Between now and 30 September 2019 we will be asking for views from people across Tayside.

Please take a few minutes to complete our questionnaire – it can be completed online

If you need any further information or would like someone to come to a group to discuss child healthy weight then please email

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. 

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