TSI Scotland Network

AVA are part of a Scotland-wide network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) called the TSI Scotland Network - we are one of 32 working with communities across the country. AVA is Aberdeenshire’s TSI, and our mission is to promote the growth of strong, resilient, communities in Aberdeenshire by connecting, supporting, and promoting volunteers, charities, community-led organisations, and social enterprises collectively referred to as the Third Sector. Funded by the Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership, and our own Social Enterprise, Magpie (a reuse & recycling facility based in Banchory), the AVA team operates across the length & breadth of Aberdeenshire, supporting volunteers and organisations from Sandend and St Combs in the north, to Braemar in the west and Laurencekirk and St Cyrus in the south.

AVA has a growing membership comprising of volunteers and organisations representing a diverse cross-section of the Third Sector in Aberdeenshire. We offer our members support through:

  • Promotion
  • Regular newsletters
  • Resources
  • Development & Volunteering support
  • Advice on funding, governance & charitable status
  • Specialist support
  • Partnership working
  • Networking opportunities & forums
  • Representation at local & national level
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AVA is proud to be a member of:

Institute of Fundraising
Children in Scotland
Circular Economies Scotland
Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland