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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 is summarised by our core offer below. Scroll further to find our projects, latest sector news, and an FAQ about our service.

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

Our Projects

Be the Change

This new local platform is changing the way volunteering happens in Perth & Kinross.

Volunteer Strategy

We’re developing the Perth & Kinross Volunteer Strategy for 2024-2027, and we’d love your input.

Service Navigator

Hundreds of local organisations have joined our map to showcase their support and activities.

Latest News

  • Third Sector PK Newsletter: July 2024
    Here’s our most recent newsletter for the voluntary sector in Perth & Kinross. Join today for third sector news and the latest funding, development and engagement opportunities. Good morning, In the spring, Scottish Government announced another round of funding for mental health projects. This includes the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults, which the TSI will be distributing in Perth & Kinross.  In a recent blog post, we discuss the past success of this funding… Read more: Third Sector PK Newsletter: July 2024
  • Scottish Government pledges mental health funding to Perth & Kinross in 2024
    In March, Scottish Government pledged another round of funding for mental health projects supporting adults, children, and young people in communities across Scotland.  Both The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults and the Children and Young People’s Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports have been awarded £15 million each to be distributed across the nation as part of the 2024-2025 Scottish budget.  As your local TSI, we’ll be distributing the Communities Mental Health… Read more: Scottish Government pledges mental health funding to Perth & Kinross in 2024
  • Volunteer Managers Forum: Youth Volunteering (10 July)
    Join us at the Volunteer Managers Forum to discuss and share strategies on how to engage and motivate young volunteers effectively! Come join us at The Walled Garden in Perth for our next volunteering forum, focused on encouraging young volunteers! This in-person forum is perfect for volunteer managers looking to inspire the next generation. Share ideas, network, and learn new strategies to engage and support young volunteers while hearing from knowledgable guest speakers (TBA!). You’re also welcome to bring along… Read more: Volunteer Managers Forum: Youth Volunteering (10 July)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Third Sector Interface?

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?

PK TSI 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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