Working in partnership

As well as working with people in your community, your group and your community will benefit from closer working with other groups and organisations.   The following resources should help you to work in partnership with a range of different bodies to the mutual benefit of all.




ALISS logoALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) helps signpost people to useful community support in relation to health and wellbeing.  It will enable you to search for relevant organisations in your local area and around Scotland. 


Collaborating with academics

Cover imageThe “Collaborating with academics” guide, from the Knowledge Translation Network, provides practical guidance and resources for third sector and community organisations to set up effective links with academics to generate and use evidence to influence policy and practice.


Community-led health database

Community Health Exchange (CHEX) has developed a searchable database of community-led health organisations.  It allows you to type in key words based on activity, geography and target group to find relevant organisations.


Find your TSI

VAS logoTSI stands for Third Sector Interface. There are 32 in Scotland, one in every local authority area, and they are independent organisations providing a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector within the local area. Find your TSI is a service provided by Voluntary Action Scotland, which is the central network of local Third Sector Interface (TSI) organisations in Scotland.


Get involved

Get involved logoThis online search tool has been developed by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) with the 32 local Third Sector Interfaces. It enables you to search for local voluntary organisations based on names, keywords, locations and activities.