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New report highlights the work of TSIs during COVID-19

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 24th August 2021

The report highlights activity undertaken by TSIs during COVID-19, the effectiveness of different approaches, and lessons for the future.

A new report 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 COVID-19. It has been funded by the 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 identified the types of activities undertaken by TSIs during COVID-19, the effectiveness of different approaches, and lessons for the future of TSIs.

Based on the findings, the report highlights five key 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 TSIs
  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 full report (this link will take you away from our website).

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