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:
- Celebrate the role of the third sector and volunteers during COVID-19
- Build awareness locally and nationally of the role and impact of TSIs
- Invest in the capacity and reach of the third sector in local decision making
- Build on the opportunities that have come out of COVID-19
- Review funding for TSIs