How We Support
Our support model is proactive, holistic, and responsive to your needs.
TSI (Perth & Kinross) enables third sector organisations to deliver services and achieve their aims while addressing the wider needs of the sector.
This page will introduce the support model you can expect from us. Our Development Officers are here to get to know your organisation and provide the knowledge and resources you need to sustain and advance your work.
In addition to providing direct support, we also participate in strategic discussions and liaise with cross-sector partners to get to the heart of the issues you face so you can continue making a positive impact on communities.
Who do we support?
TSI (Perth & Kinross) is here for all the organisations, groups, and individuals that make up the third sector in Perth and Kinross, regardless of status. This includes all organisations that are registered, or soon-to-be registered, with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), as well as unregistered groups.
Examples of third sector organisations include: Community groups; Village halls; Pre-school playgroups; Churches and religious organisations; Swimming pools, art galleries and museums; Universities and colleges; Independent schools; Care providers; Training providers; Animal welfare groups; Agricultural societies; Student organisations; Scouts, Guides, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows; Ex-services organisations; Environmental groups; Charities providing grants or services to other charities.OSCR Overview of Scottish Charities
While our team works across the whole of the sector, each Development Officer specialises in a key theme within the landscape of third sector organisations in Perth and Kinross:
Health, Wellbeing and
Our Support Model
Development Officers proactively engage with organisations, assessing your needs and guiding you towards solutions that allow you to meet your goals now and in the future.
Organisations who receive our support are known as Friends of the TSI.
Friends of the TSI are offered personalised assistance according to our support model. The steps we take are outlined here.
In addition to this model, TSI (Perth & Kinross) aims to be a central source of knowledge for the sector, creating and collating relevant guidance for charities and groups. We share these resources on our website.
We keep track of ongoing opportunities such as funding, partnerships, and events that enable third sector organisations to meet their goals, which are shared here, across our social media platforms, and in our newsletter.
Our team can also respond to questions we receive through our general inbox: firstname.lastname@example.org