HTSI Highland Third Sector Interface
Highland Third Sector Interface
Thorfin House, Bridgend Business Park, Dingwall IV15 9SL
As a Third Sector Interface we work together with eight partners to deliver, among other services, four specific themes of work as agreed with the Scottish Government:
- Volunteering development
- Social Enterprise development
- Supporting and developing a strong third sector
- Building the third sector relationship with community planning
At HTSI we co-ordinate the regional work, specifically strategic involvement with the public and private sectors, while supporting the locally delivered work of our Partners. The delivery of the interface functions through trusted local Partners, most with an extensive history and community connection, allows services to be tailored to local need and for local diversity and adaptation, recognising the large expanse of geographical and community differences within the Highland Region.We are always interested in hearing from any organisation or individual, whether they are working within the sector or looking to grow their relationship with it.
Meet our new Inner Moray Firth Team!
The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) delivers TSI functions across the Local Authority area of Highland through a combination of direct delivery and commissioned services. In 2020 we finished an internal process of reducing the number of organisations delivering TSI functions across the Inner Moray Firth area.
The process, which started last year has resulted in a collaborative approach to redesign services across this area and this is now fully complete. This resulted in a successful merger with In This Together. This change is one which has also seen us take on the work of Ross-shire Voluntary Action. So, HTSI is now directly delivering across the area known as the Inner Moray Firth.
HTSI Redesign October 2018
Mhairi Wylie, HTSI Chief Officer, emailed members
I am writing to update you on some important changes that are happening to the Highland Third Sector Interface services in the coming twelve months.
Since their establishment in 2011 the policy and legislative landscape in Scotland has changed significantly. The Community Empowerment Act and health and social care integration are only two examples of these changes.
In 2016 the Scottish Government published an initial independent review of TSI services in Scotland. This review made recommendations for the enhancement and development of the role that TSIs play in facilitating and developing capacity for the Third Sector to engage in Community Planning and Integration forum.
In July 2018 the Highland Third Sector Interface Board agreed changes to the TSI services here in Highland which will support a stronger platform for Third Sector engagement in Community Planning and Integration forum, allowing the Sector to directly represent itself and not through the HTSI. This is part of a broader restructuring of HTSI, to enable the sector’s stronger and better participation in Community planning and the discharge of the support to the wider third sector which we are charged to provide, strategically and across the whole of Highland.
- Monday 8 March
- 16:00 A New vision for Land Use in Scotland - Scottish Ecological design Association
- Tuesday 9 March
- 19:30 'Economics for Activists' 5 - Nancy Folbre
- 09:30 Transition summit - What if... Neighbourhood Democracy!
- Wednesday 10 March
- 19:00 Transition Summit - Rob Hopkins - Cultivating everyday imagination
- Thursday 11 March
- 11:30 Highland Good Food Movement - Strategy, Policy and Communications
- 19:30 TBI Admin (Directors) meeting, 7.30 online
- 19:00 Transition Summit - The Power of Imaginative Communities
- Friday 12 March
- 19:00 Transition Summit - A Society where Imagination flourishes
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