32 organisations in Scotland have a mandate from the Scottish Government to deliver a TSI remit. Some of these organisations are mainly focussed on their roles as TSI’s, while for others, the TSI remit is only a very small part of what they do within the voluntary and community space. What they have in common is that they deliver their TSI roles in line with the Scottish Government’s Third Sector interface Outcome Framework.
This document, published in September 2018, sets out clearly the strategic leadership role TSI’s have in their local communities and the activity that is funded by Scottish Government.
There are 4 aspects to the TSI role;
- Being a central source of knowledge – 3rd sector, nation and local policy.
- Ensuring the local third sector has a strong voice at a strategic level – locally and nationally.
- Builds the capacity of volunteering, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprise to achieve positive change.
- Connection – providing leadership, vision and coordination to the local third sector, including through partnership and collaboration.