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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

  • PK Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference (2 May)
    Don’t miss this first-of-its-kind conference: a day of networking with peers, timely keynotes, and workshops and resources that will have a meaningful impact on mental health and wellbeing work in Perth and Kinross. This conference will be taking place on Thursday 2 May in the Perth Concert Hall. You can register via Eventbrite. There’s high demand for this event, so booking early is advised! The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group invites you to attend… Read more: PK Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference (2 May)
  • A volunteering boost for summer: get ready for #TheBigHelpOut!
    The UK’s biggest ever mass volunteering campaign is back, and everyone’s invited. Save the date for the next Big Help Out: 7-9 June, 2024! To prepare, we’re hosting an online Info Sesh and Brainstorm next Wednesday, 17 April at 10am. All are welcome to come learn about the campaign, and organisations can share ideas and inspiration for making lasting volunteering connections at this summer event. Register below or on Eventbrite to get the link for… Read more: A volunteering boost for summer: get ready for #TheBigHelpOut!
  • Strathearn Building Bridges is hiring a Volunteer & Activity Coordinator!
    We’re pleased to share this vacancy for the role of Volunteer & Activity Coordinator at Strathearn Building Bridges, closing 29 March. Details below! For further information, full job description and person specification please see: www.strathearnbuildingbridges.comApplications (CV and covering letter) to be submitted to Graham Scougall, Secretary at building-bridges@hotmail.com by 29 March 2024.Interviews to take place week beginning 8 April 2024.

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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