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Your work matters to the people of Perth and Kinross.

We see your impact, and we’re here to strengthen the voluntary sector so people flourish and communities thrive.

As your local TSI, we provide support to registered charities, community groups and volunteer-involving organisations. We help organisations meet their goals and empower change-makers across the sector, from organisation leaders to aspiring volunteers and more.

We also represent the strategic needs of the sector to advocate for wider change at the local and national level.

Our commitment to the third sector can be summarised by our core offer below. Scroll further to find answers to common questions about PK TSI.

Voice

Gathering and representing the voice of the third sector at a strategic level

Connect

Enabling collaboration and partnerships in the third sector

Building Capacity

Supporting the third sector with the resources it needs to thrive

Volunteering

Supporting the growth and development of volunteering

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How does PK TSI work?

What is a Third Sector Interface (TSI)?

A Third Sector Interface is a central source of knowledge and support for the third sector.

There are 32 TSIs, one for every local authority in Scotland. Each TSI is responsible for supporting and advocating for local charities, community groups and other third sector organisations.

Every TSI is unique – some function as their own charities, and others are partnerships across multiple organisations. It depends on the needs of the area they serve.

What does PK TSI offer?

We support the third sector by disseminating new and relevant information, proactively building relationships with organisations and addressing structural barriers. We work with cross-sector partners to meet needs and achieve necessary outcomes for the third sector.

As a TSI, we are also responsible for distributing certain funding to organisations in Perth and Kinross on behalf of Scottish Government. Lately, this includes the Whole Families Wellbeing Fund and the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults.

How is PK TSI related to PKAVS?

TSI PK is an independent service within a larger charity, PKAVS. We operate much like the rest of the TSI Scotland Network and set our goals with respect to national outcomes.
 
Although PKAVS is made up of separate services, we are united by our shared values and commitment to making a positive impact across Perth and Kinross. This approach allows each of our services to work independently in pursuit of common goals.

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