Midlothian Third Sector Interface

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.

Midlothian Voluntary Action (MVA)

MVA provides support, guidance and representation for third sector organisations working in Midlothian. This includes grassroots community groups, charities and social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian (SEAM)

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

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.



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" It’s great having a partnership organisation to turn to in uncertain times – we all need support and advice to develop our services. MVA provides a voice for the third sector in Midlothian and has helped us a lot. "

Julie, Dalkeith CAB

" Volunteer Midlothian helps us to serve the people of Midlothian, and offers a wealth of support and knowledge to local volunteers and organisations.” "

Lisa C , Health in Mind

" We have found the support and advice from SEAM indispensable, from leading us through the challenging process of asset transfer to support with funding applications and organising network meetings with other social enterprises. "

Irene , Loanhead After School Club