The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health conducts world-leading research to conceptualise and evidence ways that lives of individuals and communities can be improved through a better understanding of various community-based and health-focused initiatives.
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 Barra & Vatersay has a long history beginning in the late 1960’s becoming a charity (SC015602) in 1984 and more recently a company limited by guarantee (SC162441) in 1996.We are committed to developing and delivering activities that contribute to the long term social, economic and environmental vitality of our islands.
Another partner in the SBSEC, we are an independent voluntary organisation, it’s our job to support, inform, represent and provide services in the Berwickshire District Area of the Scottish Borders. We’ve been helping community and voluntary groups since 1971 (now we’re really showing our age), so you can be sure we know our stuff.
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.
The third sector encompasses social enterprises, small community groups and voluntary organisations/charities. We provide advice, guidance and support to new, emerging and established third sector organisations on a broad range of topics and activities.
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.
OHSEP offers practical support to social enterprises across the Hebrides, and is a partner on the Western Isles Third Sector Interface – TSI Western Isles. We help the Scottish Government meet its national outcome, ‘that social enterprise develops and grows’. We do this by acting as a voice for social enterprises, providing one to one guidance to social enterprises and aspiring social entrepreneurs (e.g. sign-posting for business planning, feasibility studies, legal structures, sources of finance, marketing); and attending regular networking meetings to provide general advice and updates on current affairs to those managing social enterprises and signposting social entrepreneurs to specialist training, such as employment law, marketing, and other areas.
Scotland Food & Drink are here to nurture, support and champion the people and products of Scotland’s food and drink industry to help deliver continued and growing success. They guide their members to realise untapped potential, to unlock new markets and maximise opportunities. They are committed to strengthening reputations, developing growth strategies and broadening networks which will deliver the competitive edge to members and continued success for Scotland’s food and drink industry.
The Scottish Civic Trust was set up in 1967, to help people connect to their built heritage and take a leading role in guiding its development. In its infancy, it successfully campaigned for the restoration of Edinburgh’s New Town, was instrumental in the revitalisation of New Lanark and can also claim credit for bringing Doors Open Days to the United Kingdom.
TSI Western Isles works to support, develop and promote the interests and work of voluntary and community organisations in the Western Isles. We are one of the Third Sector Interfaces funded by the Scottish Government to provide a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector.
As a Third Sector Interface, WDCVS holds a unique position in supporting, promoting, developing and representing volunteering and sector activity across West Dunbartonshire. Our vision is of a West Dunbartonshire where everyone can contribute their enthusiasm, skills and drive, improving quality of life and opportunity in our communities.
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.
Edinburgh Social Enterprise supports, promotes and develops social enterprise in Edinburgh and serves as a hub creating social and economic growth. Our mission is to create opportunities for Edinburgh’s Social Enterprise community to develop and thrive, recognising its positive impact on society and the local community.