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Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly Dundee TSI Newsletter. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action. 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:
During Episode 3 of The Volunteer Podcast we discuss Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action project Discoverin' Families with Development Officer, Audrie Taylor. This family project builds on the capacity of parents in the North East, and Charleston areas in Dundee, which allows them to make changes to their local community.
This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action: Re-Discover Dundee Cycling Sessional Worker

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action: Number Ten Evening Receptionist

Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau: Multi Digital Adviser

Helm: Chief Executive 

Veterans First Point Tayside: Peer Support Worker  

Brooksbank Centre & Services: Senior Money Adviser 

Children and Families Services: Casual Escort

Feeling Strong: Campaign Support Assistant

Royal Voluntary Service: Service Manager

BeFriends: Project Worker 

Dundee Independent Advocacy: Advocacy Caseworker

Dundee Independent Advocacy: Paid Temp Admin Worker (8-12 weeks) 

Dundee Women's Aid: Facilities Worker - Payments & Income

Dundee Women's Aid: Lead Childcare Practitioner - Holiday Club

Dundee Women's Aid: Childcare Practitioner - Holiday Club

Dundee Women's Aid: 2x Specialist Support Worker (Domestic Abuse)


Who do you help and in what way? Plusone Mentoring  provides an early intervention aimed at supporting and engaging vulnerable young people between the ages of 8 – 14 years who are deemed to be at risk of entering the children’s hearing system/criminal justice system. The project engages with young people and their families at a critical time to divert them away from negative pathways.

Link Up Mentoring provides support for young people aged 8-19 years old, who are marginalised by their communities as a result of their own behaviour, whether that is involvement in substance use or antisocial/ offending behaviour, or that of their family members.

We offer support to young people through the mentoring relationship and hope that this will provide a safe and trusting environment that will encourage the young person to consider their own potential and ability and encourage the growth of their confidence and self-esteem.

What difference do volunteers make to your organisation? All of the mentors for our mentoring programmes are volunteers so without them we would not be able to run these projects. Our volunteers meet their young person once a week for a year to empower them to make more positive choices whilst giving them a more positive outlook of their community. We are so grateful to the volunteers for their commitment to us and the young people.

What benefits can volunteers expect? The volunteers can expect to have the rewarding experience of empowering young people to become valued citizens of the community whilst being supported throughout the whole process by us. We will also offer free training courses throughout the year and chances to represent TCA at different events.

If no-one volunteered, where would you be? Without our volunteers these services would not go ahead.  The 2 mentoring projects rely solely on Volunteers to meet with the young people referred to the service therefore without them these young people would not be offered the service and this may impact on their future as an empowered and valued Dundee Citizen.

If you would like to volunteer with TCA as a Plusone Mentor or Link Up Mentor contact Georgia on 01382 456012 or email

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

DeafLinks - Citizen Advocate
Boomerang - Foot Care Helper
The Stroke Association - Event Volunteers
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
Marie Curie: Helper Service
Feeling Strong: General Volunteer 

Vol Orgs and Charities! If you’re involved in any way in care or healthcare, this is for you

Dundee SmartCare 2020. It’s free, so you can send your staff, committee members and service users. You could also exhibit the clever things your organisation does with technology … and that’s free too.

The fifth Dundee SmartCare features:

* Healthcare apps … the kind you use on your smartphone for physical and mental health

* The Alliance’s Once for Scotland local and national directory, which is developing fast … they call it aliss

* National digital health app developers Waracle, who will do some futurology

* The trend towards smart homes … Geraldine from TEC in Housing will explain

* Alexa! Seescape will show us how Alexa can help people with disabilities live independently, and …

* Sensors to prevent people falling?

We’ll also round up recent developments in Dundee, where we’ve had success in using online outpatient appointments, home blood pressure monitors and new technology in dietetics.

The event is in the Bonar Hall on 25 March. For info on exhibitions, please contact Jimmy Black at

Find the full programme and booking details at

University of Dundee students are looking to support a local charity 

Every year, Dundee University Students Association partners with a different local charity, and fundraises for them through our RAG Dundee (Raising and Giving) campaign!
This campaign sees countless fundraising events being planned by our student-led committee throughout the academic year, and on average, raises over £10,000, each year.
With events like pub quizzes, escape rooms, drag shows and Lost: Hitchhike events being carried out, it's a great opportunity to link up Dundee's student body with an amazing local organisation.
For the second year running, nominations can be made by both students and charity representatives! If you'd like to nominate an organisation, simply fill out the following form. Any questions should be directed to Scott Quinn, the Vice President of Fundraising, at
Nominations are open till Friday 21st February at 12pm. Afterwards, nominations will be shortlisted by our RAG Committee, with the top five nominations being put forward to the Dundee student body for election. The winning charity will be announced on Friday 5th March and hold the position from July 1st 2020 - June 30th 2021.
Applications can be made on the following form: 
GoodCall on a mission to reduce Dundee charities’ mobile phone bills
GoodCall are a new Dundee-based social enterprise with one mission - to provide charities and social enterprises with the lowest cost and highest quality mobile communications. Since they began trading in August 2019, they have signed up 17 non-profit customers and now manage over 200 lines. They offer connections to all major UK mobile networks and on average have managed to save customers over 30% on what they have been paying for their mobiles. For West of Scotland Housing Association, this meant a significant saving of over £10,500 across the duration of their contract.

With UK mobile overspend estimated at a startling £1 billion every year in unnecessary costs – they believe charities deserve better and will work as an advocate on their behalf. The community interest company will return profits which a normal supplier would make straight back to the charities they support in the form of lower line rental, better equipment and direct payment. They are also creating sustainable employment opportunities for individuals who have additional support needs.

GoodCall are currently offering a completely free mobile usage analysis and helpful advice to charities and social enterprises where they will calculate the best possible plan for you based on your current mobile usage. If this is something you would be interested in please contact Elaine Gray on 07535 396 882 or

THAT Singing for Wellbeing!
For People living with MS in Dundee and surrounding area

THAT will be delivering an 8 week singing for wellbeing programme for people living with MS in the Dundee and Angus Area commencing Thursday 6th February at 1.30-3.30 in St. Aidans Centre, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry.

Participants can register their interest by contacting Karine Neill or 01382 835509/835507. 

Feeling Strong, Dundee's youth-led mental health charity, has organised ASIST Suicide First Aid training to be delivered in Dundee by ASIST Master Trainers on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February, a great way to keep communities safe and a valuable CPD opportunity! For more information: Book here

Please, pay it forward! Book your place on this course, learn the skills to keep someone safe, and also fund the place of a young person in Dundee. Together, we’ll create suicide-safer communities.
Corporate Football and Golf Events with a Charitable Impact  
As part of our national business five-a-side tournament, Business Fives, the Tayside event is one of 8 events throughout Scotland and is taking place at the SoccerWorld venue in Dundee on the afternoon of Thursday 27th February

Our reigning winter champions for the last two seasons, Begbies Traynor and Graham Pest Control both came from Tayside and companies like EQ Accountants, WM Donald, Curtis Bank, Dover FS are already involved in the event which has had Sean Dillon, Rab Douglas and Alex Rae as past after match speakers. You will find further details on our site here

We were thrilled to have passed the £100,000 mark for charity over the summer and looking forward to continuing to grow our impact as we edge towards the £150k mark.  Companies taking part will be playing for the chance to win our 10% company donation for your chosen charity as well as using the events as a vehicle to fundraise in advance. 

February 2020 Induction

The February 2020 induction for the Good Governance Award and Introduction to Good Governance Programme is now open for registration.  The session will be held at Number Ten from 14:00-16:00 on Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Interested charities can contact us for more information and to request a registration form. Your completed registration form and payment of fee due must be received prior to the induction date.

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 Number Ten 

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.

Applications are now welcomed for the Al-Maktoum Community Grants Fund

Al-Maktoum Community Grants Fund aims to build the capacity of communities to address local issues which impact on people’s ability to look after and improve their own health and wellbeing and live the best life possible. Further information about the purpose and scope of the fund is detailed in the Guidance Notes. 2020 Application deadlines are Friday 29th February and Friday 5th June 2020.

Scottish Natural Heritage has launched a new fund as part of the Scottish Government's Year of Coasts and Water 2020. The fund is called Plunge In! and will provide grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help community groups participate in and celebrate #YCW2020 in their own way. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020. 

Postcode Community Trust opens for applications on 21 January 2020. Postcode Community Trust provides project based funding in Great Britain under the themes 'Improving community health & wellbeing, Increasing participation in arts & physical recreation and reducing isolation'.

👉 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.


Older People Engaging Needs (OPEN) funding for 2020 - 2021 is now open for applications. Please note the closing date of Friday 21st February. Find full information, guidance and download the application form on our website

Music is Medicine

Every Wednesday, 12:00-14:00 
Douglas & Mid Craigiebank Church, Balbeggie Place

Every Thursday, 12:30-14:30
Community Services Complex, Whitfield 

Dundee Carers Centre: Carer Learning Sessions

*Sessions are open to both unpaid carers and the workforce who support them*

Anger Workshop
Thursday 13th February, 10:00-13:00

Anxiety Workshop
Thursday 20th February, 10:00-13:00

Carers Wellbeing Workshop 
Thursday 5th March, 12:30-15:00

Caring Counts
Thursday 26th March or Thursday 9th April, 10:00-15:00


EU Settlement Scheme Briefing for Staff

Monday 3rd February, Committee Room 4, City Square, Dundee 

Leadership and Team Culture with Allistair McCaw

Wednesday 5th February, 10:00-12:00
Abertay University, Bell Street 

ASIST Training

Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February, 08:45-17:00

The Gathering 

Wednesday 19th and Friday 20th February

Dundee Carer Interest Network Meeting

Tuesday 25th February

Tuesday 12th May

Tuesday 25th August 

Wednesday 25th November

Evaluation Support Scotland: Make to measure: Evaluation Methods

Thursday 6th February, 10:00-16:00
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road 

Social Isolation Network Meeting

Tuesday 18th February, 14:00-15:30
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road 

DVVA & St Andrews University Information Session 

Wednesday 19th February, 14:00-15:30
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, 7 Luna Place, Dundee, DD2 1XF 

Barnardo's: Multi-Agency Practitioner Workshop. Child Sexual Exploitation Briefing 

Thursday 20th February, 10:00 or 12:30 and Friday 28th February, 10:00 or 13:00
Dudhope Castle, Dudhope Park, Barrack Road, Dundee

Evaluation Support Scotland "Outcomes everywhere but which are mine?"

Monday 2nd March, 10:00

National Intergenerational Conference 

Wednesday 4th March
University of Strathclyde 

Community Health Team: Mind Yer Heid +

Wednesday 4th March, 09:15-16:15
Commitee Room 3, City Chambers, 14 City Square

Monday 25th May, 09:15-16:15 
Training Room, Dudhope Castle

Thursday 27th August, 09:15-16:15
Room 17, Mitchell Street

Tuesday 6th October, 09:15-16:15
Training Room, Dudhope Castle 

Let's Talk About Mental Health Recovery 

Wednesday 4th March, 14:30-16:30 
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road


Friday 13th March, 13:00-16:00
Seminar Room, Palliative Care Education Unit, Roxburghe House

Friday 22nd May, 9:00-12:00 
Rooms B & C, Improvement Academy, Ninewells

Friday 25th September, 9:00-12:00
Rooms B & C, Improvement Academy, Ninewells

Friday 9th October, 13:00-16:00
Seminar Room, Palliative Care Education Unit, Roxburghe House

Friday 6th November, 09:00-12:00
Seminar Room, Palliative Care Education Unit, Roxburghe House

Tuesday 15th December, 13:00-16:00
Seminar Room, Palliative Care Education Unit, Roxburghe House

Dundee SmartCare 2020

Wednesday 25th March, 09:00-16:45
Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Poverty Sensitive Practice 

Various Dates
Mitchell Street Centre, Dundee 

Substance Use and Stigma Workshop

Various Dates
Mitchell Street Centre, Dundee 
Take Part
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