Month: June 2024

Third sector given advance notice about launch of fund’s next round

The next round of the Community Led Local Development Fund in Dumfries and Galloway is on its way. The fund priorities locally will be: Small revenue grants will be available up to £5,000 and the main revenue and capital grants programme will open to applications up to £50,000. A Local Action Group (LAG) made up… Read more »

Community asset transfer success for groups and charities across the region

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Four community asset transfers from Dumfries and Galloway Council and the lease of land at Agnew Park in Stranraer to a local charity have been given the go-ahead this week. Queensberry Garages in Sanquhar was the site for a successful transfer application from Sanquhar Enterprise Company. Located off Queensberry Square, the garages will be refurbished… Read more »

Food Train – Volunteers’ Week 2024

Food Train

What do volunteers mean to Food Train? Volunteers are Food Train. The charity introduces us to some for Volunteers’ Week 2024. We’re so grateful to all those past, present, and future who care to give their time and effort to make Food Train services happen across Dumfries and Galloway. This celebration of volunteering week, we… Read more »

University invites third sector organisations to take part in welcome fairs

Third sector organisations are being invited to take part in the Welcome Week at The University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus from September 16th-20th. The university is seeking enthusiastic stallholders for various fairs, held daily from 9.30am to 2.30pm in the Rutherford McCowan Building on the Crichton Campus. Here’s what is planned for the week: Monday,… Read more »

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway – Volunteers’ Week 2024

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Volunteers Week, we are taking a look closer to home and featuring some of our own staff who volunteer for local organisations in their spare time. Richard Rennie, is our Locality Development Officer in Nithsdale, and volunteers as a cricket club coach. He said: “I recently moved back… Read more »

Build Innovate Sustain conference postponed until later in the year

With the General Election due to take place on July 4, Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has made the difficult decision to postpone our development conference ‘Build Innovate Sustain’ until later in the year. The election announcement has brought with it insurmountable logistical hurdles that require us to reschedule, to ensure the event can fully… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service – Volunteers’ Week 2024


Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service profiles two volunteer generalist adviser for Volunteers’ Week 2024 Andrew Nyondo: Volunteer Generalist Adviser “Volunteering makes me feel like I am making a contribution to society.” Andrew Nyondo is a Volunteer Generalist Adviser at the Dumfries Bureau of Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service. Originally from Nigeria, he first… Read more »

Dumfries Y Gymnastics Club youngsters – Volunteers’ Week 2024

Young volunteers donate their time to Dumfries Y Gymnastics Club and are mentored through the Saltire Awards Scheme. With their passion for the sport, the fantastic team of 9 young volunteers work with the gymnasts weekly in their classes and help out at club discos and competitions.  We have had great success in mentoring our… Read more »

The Devil’s Porridge Museum – Volunteers Week 2024

The Devil's Porridge Museum

The success of The Devil’s Porridge Museum is attributed to our dedicated volunteers, who come from all age groups. Our volunteers support different areas of the museum, from reception and the museum’s cafe, to supporting our collections, research projects, and clubs, as well as educational and holiday activities. In 2023, they provided activities and events… Read more »

Dumfries Y Gymnastics Club – Volunteers’ Week 2024

Volunteers have always played a key role in our club structure throughout the years, more so now than ever. As our club continues to grow, the commitment and dedication from our volunteers is extremely valued. In our four-piece competitive section, we have Lorna and Lisa, who volunteer numerous hours weekly to help our gymnasts and… Read more »

Stewartry Dog Training Club – Volunteers’ Week 2024

Stewartry Dog Training Club members

For #VolunteersWeek, we feature Stewartry Dog Training Club, which was established in 1987 to provide people in the Stewartry and surrounding areas with an opportunity to train and learn with their dogs. The club also runs classes for puppies to help new owners, is registered with the Kennel Club and runs the Kennel Club Good… Read more »

Castle Douglas Development Forum – Volunteers’ Week 2024

For #VolunteersWeek, we feature some of the projects and the valuable work of Castle Douglas Development Forum. Stepping Stones Community Larder Stepping Stones Community Larder and Foodbank has been operating as a foodbank for over three years and more recently, as a community larder open to all, for almost a year now. They have an… Read more »