VSGWL is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) operating in West Lothian. Our primary purpose is to promote, develop and support West Lothian’s Third Sector. We are a membership organisation of locally based charities, social enterprises and volunteer-led community organisations. We aim to strengthen the third-sector and strengthen partnerships that deliver real change by connecting people, ideas and resources.
EDVA is your local Third Sector Interface which provides support, help, expertise and assistance to third sector organisations and community groups in East Dunbartonshire. EDVA can develop and provide opportunities for community groups and organisations to represent themselves and others on local forums and planning bodies.
Volunteer Centre East Lothian is a Third Sector Interface (TSI) for East Lothian. We provide support, learning and development opportunities for both Individuals and organisations through our volunteering, organisational Support, and community teams. We have one mission at heart: to build empowered, resilient communities within a thriving third sector. We promote and encourage informal learning, leadership development and community capacity building across our services.
VAA is a community development agency committed to positive social change and also a delivery agency of the Third Sector Interface service as within our funding from Scottish Government. Our work includes providing a Third Sector interface role, a community development function and, as a key organisation, in empowering communities and combatting poverty. Voluntary Action Angus supports the growth of volunteering, social enterprise and local third sector development.
Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA) is the local Third Sector Interface. It is recognised by Scottish Government and South Ayrshire Council as fulfilling a key role in ensuring the continued development of a robust Third Sector in South Ayrshire. As VASA has been created from an amalgamation of Volunteer Centre South Ayrshire (VCSA) and Council for Voluntary Organisations in Kyle and Carrick (CVOKC) it is founded on a wealth of experience gained during decades of work with Third Sector organisations, agencies and groups operating in South Ayrshire.
Harris Voluntary Service is a not-for-profit organisation within the Western Isles Third Sector Interface partnership. We support community initiatives, projects, charities, community groups and volunteer-involving organisations with funding, governance, training, events and we use our fortnightly newsletter to keep our community connected on local and national issues.
Established in 2005, our aims are to develop and promote volunteering for all, improve volunteering opportunities, remove barriers to participation and to monitor the success of volunteering for the Scottish Government. We work in partnership with many volunteer-involving organisations and projects, to promote good practice, recruit and place volunteers and to raise awareness of the importance of volunteering.
Midlothian TSIs consists of Midlothian Voluntary Action (MVA), Volunteer Midlothian, and the Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian (SEAM). We provide support, guidance and representation for third sector organisations, including volunteer-involving organisations, working in Midlothian. This includes grassroots community groups, charities and social enterprises. We do this by providing free one to one development support, delivering an annual programme of training, workshops and networking events, distributing news and information via our e-bulletins and social media and running the Third Sector Forum, giving a voice to the sector within Midlothian’s Community Planning Partnership. We also provide a full range of support to people wanting to volunteer.
MVA provides support, guidance and representation for third sector organisations working in Midlothian. This includes grassroots community groups, charities and social enterprises.
SEAM is a loose network of social enterprises based or working in Midlothian. It’s role is to foster collaborative relationships between Midlothian social enterprises and ensure they have the support they need to sustainably grow, raise the profile of local enterprises and beyond and represent Midlothian social enterprise at the national level.
Volunteer Midlothian is the leading agency for volunteering development in Midlothian. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or want to promote an opportunity, we’re here to help.
We provide free advice on how and where to volunteer in Midlothian, a database of volunteering opportunities, advice for young people about volunteering – including access to the Saltire Awards scheme – support for organisations to develop volunteering projects and opportunities and promotion of opportunities through our website, social media and our local networks.
Our vision is for inclusive, more prosperous, better educated, and healthier communities on the Island of Lewis in particular and across the Outer Hebrides in general. We work closely with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), the Scottish Government and the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on matters of governance, good practice, and ensuring effective third sector service delivery. We provide face to face advice on issues including governance, funding, volunteer support, PVG schemes, project development, organisational health checks, charitable status, dispute resolution and barriers to employment.
Volunteer Glasgow is the operating name of the Volunteer Centre – the Centre for Volunteering, Community Action and Employment Initiatives – which was established in 1970. In addition to promoting and supporting volunteering, we have a successful track record in providing community development, befriending/mentoring, training, community care, and advisory services to the general public and to a range of specific client groups across the city.
Volunteer Centre Western Isles is an independent local charity with offices and staff in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra. We provide information, advice and support to individuals interested in volunteering, volunteer managers, voluntary groups, clubs and organisations, private and public sector organisations and companies.
Our purpose is to support community-led action in Scotland to address the climate and nature emergency, working for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland. We are a volunteer-led network with full free membership open to any community group across Scotland that is taking action on the climate crisis and to any organisation that is involved with or supports community-led climate action. Individual free membership is open to anyone who is involved with or supports local, community-led action to address the same issues.
SCCAN membership is free and allows member organisations and individuals to access exclusive funding, development and networking opportunities. It also provides access to peer to peer learning, increasing the impact of organising in communities all across Scotland, and to collaborate on specific SCCAN contracts and commissions.
We’ve received support from the Scottish Government to train people to facilitate discussions around climate in people’s homes, with each session generating a lead for the next, eventually educating and empowering thousands of individuals to take action on climate. Read more about the programme and sign up for training here.
CLE provides the solution to the financial barriers of site visits and networking, be it digital or face to face, an obstacle the Scottish Government has recognised as prohibitive to the potential of community groups. It is only available to groups who are members of the Scottish Community Alliance, of which SCCAN is one. It can cover travel, hosting, time for planning and other costs. Find out more here or contact us via email for more information.
Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action is an independent charity that aims to ensure that charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups are able to remain robust and resilient, delivering high quality services for the people of Dundee. It is also a part of Dundee’s Third Sector Interface. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, planning and problem solving to name just a few key areas.
The sole focus of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association is to support Scotland’s Shedders and their supporters to create sustainable and thriving Men’s Sheds in their communities across Scotland. If you need help, inspiration, or just a chat, you have come to the right place. The SMSA is not affiliated to any other UK Men’s Sheds Associations and works exclusively in Scotland as a registered Scottish charity, ‘In Scotland – For Scotland’. Our website has ample information to help you become part of the growing grass roots movement – become a member for free and gain access to our online resource library. We can also mail you information leaflets. We look forward to welcoming you to be a part of a life enhancing and thriving community!