What we do

Third Sector Interfaces act as an important force for change in Scotland’s communities by occupying a significant role in the local third sector landscape. The Scottish Government asks that Third Sector Interfaces perform four key functions in their communities: to act as a source of local intelligence; to enable voices to be heard; to connect leadership, vision and coordination; to build capacity needs.


We provide support, learning and development opportunities for individuals and organisations. Our newsletters and regular news alerts on this website also provide updates relevant to the sector.


We are a channel of communication between third sector organisations and statutory bodies. We are a point of consultation on community and voluntary sector issues and regularly attend strategic meetings at all levels, where many different organisations work together to benefit local communities.


We can facilitate individuals and organisations to make connections by acting as a link between the ‘boots on the ground’ and statutory bodies and decision-makers.


We provide development and management assistance to third sector organisations to help develop their capacity to provide services within the community and achieve positive change. Examples are: help with setting up a new organisation, funding bids, drafting a constitution or other governing document, and developing volunteering capacity.