Third Sector Interfaces
Interfaces provide a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector within the local area. They provide a strong coherent and cohesive representation of the third sector with clear links to Community Planning Partnerships and Single Outcome Agreements, as detailed in John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainability, letter to the Third Sector Interfaces, dated 21 December 2012.
Interfaces are funded to deliver the following four areas of activity across the whole local authority area:
- Volunteering development
- Social Enterprise development
- Supporting and developing a strong third sector
- Building the third sector relationship with community planning
Common Services Framework
The Common Services Framework was set up to outline the core services that all Third Sector Interfaces should provide. This new approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the Third Sector Interfaces network is designed to make it both easier and effective to delivering added value to the third sector.
Find full details on the Common Services:
Common Values, Approaches and Services
Common Values and Services – Guidance on TSI Monitoring and Evaluation
Voluntary Action Scotland
Voluntary Action Scotland are intermediary body representing the 32 Third Sector Interfaces. Their role is to develop, support and represent the Third Sector Interfaces network through:
- promoting the positive impact that the Third Sector Interfaces have at local level;
- encouraging good practice;
- raising the profile of the Third Sector Interfaces at national level, and
- facilitating peer support to our colleagues in the network.
Find out more about Voluntary Action Scotland
Voluntary Action Scotland have commissioned a report which explores the role, impact and potential of Third Sector Interfaces, summarising their activities and outcomes during 2012-13. Click here for the full report.
Click on the links below to find contact details and further information on each of the 32 Interfaces.