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TSI In Focus: Midlothian TSI

Leading the transformation of mental health support for happier and more resilient young people in Midlothian In Midlothian the Third Sector Interface is key to strengthening preventative support for youth mental health. Its unique ability to navigate and connect...

Volunteer Edinburgh launches Volunteer Wiki 

Volunteer Wiki, based on the Wikipedia platform, is a new tool to provide quality information on involving volunteers in a flexible and evolving way. For many years Volunteer Edinburgh has made available a series of Good Practice Guides on volunteer involvement and...

Happy 150th birthday to EVOC

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council recently welcomed guests to celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a reception at the Scottish Parliament. The event marks the beginning of a year of activity to uncover the unique heritage of EVOC and how it, and the voluntary...


Supporting Volunteering For All – All across Scotland

Volunteers’ Week is absolutely an important thank you to volunteers across Scotland and for the contribution they make to communities and society. BUT it is also a great opportunity to say thank you to, and recognise, those who help people volunteer and make...

Guest Blog: Strengthening Freedom of Information for the Third Sector

The press and media consistently reveal information of public interest, only sourced because individuals, journalists and organisations decided to use their right to know and make a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FoISA). ...

Why local is best when it comes to Facebook and your charity

At the beginning of 2018 Facebook announced one of its biggest changes to date – a move towards making the platform ‘more about connecting you to the stories and people that matter most’ - in other words Facebook is going back to basics.   The changes These changes...