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 both individuals and organisations. The Borders TSI partners are specialists in their respective fields and can assist you or your organisation to make informed decisions. Our monthly newsletter and regular news alerts on this website also provide updates relevant to the sector.
As a collective the Borders Third Sector Interface acts as a key 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 key connections by acting as a link between the ‘boots on the ground’ and statutory bodies and decision makers. Our regular third sector forums also provide an opportunity for collaborative working by bringing together individuals and organisations around themed conversations on issues such as mental health, children and families and Brexit.
We provide wide ranging development and management assistance to third sector organisations to help develop their capacity to provide services within the community and achieve positive change. Some examples of the assistance we provide include: help with setting up a new organisation; funding bids; drafting a constitution or other governing document and developing volunteering capacity.