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The work of TSIs throughout COVID-19

23 Aug 2021

A new report published today highlights key findings and recommendations following a review of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) and the roles they played during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aim of the review was to better understand the role of TSIs during the pandemic. It has been funded by Scottish Government and prepared in partnership between TSIs and Evaluation Support Scotland. The review included a desk review, case studies of six TSI areas, and independent interviews with local partners. It also identified the types of activities undertaken by TSIs during COVID-19, the effectiveness of different approaches, and lessons for the future of TSIs. The findings of the review are now available within the report.

Based on the findings, the report highlights 5 critical recommendations:

  1. Celebrate the role of the third sector and volunteers during Covid-19
  2. Build awareness locally and nationally of the role and impact of TSI’s
  3. Invest in the capacity and reach of the third sector in local decision-making
  4. Build on the opportunities that have come out of Covid-19
  5. Review funding for TSIs

Read the report here.