Author: Dan Allan

New directors appointed to board of Midsteeple Quarter

• New Midsteeple Quarter Directors Robert Richmond and Frances Campbell

Two new volunteer directors have been appointed at the ambitious organisation working to breathe new life into Dumfries High Street. Frances Campbell and Robert Richmond have taken their places on the Board of Midsteeple Quarter, which has taken a string of prominent underused buildings into community ownership as part of a trailblazing regeneration project. Both… Read more »

Machars Basics Bank appeals for Food Donations

Machars Basics Bank which provides dedicated support and assistance to families and individuals in need throughout the Machars Area of Wigtownshire, are currently running low on some of their essential items for their food parcels This organisation would be very grateful if anyone has any spare of the below which may be surplus to their… Read more »

Healthy Ageing competition to support social enterprises

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) are holding a competition to support social enterprises in developing products and services that tackle some of the impacts of ageing. Funded by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Healthy Ageing Challenge, the competition provides full funding of up to £150,000 for individual successful projects as a share of an… Read more »

New Round of Robin Rigg Community Fund Opens

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Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2022 on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate… Read more »

Evolution of Big Burns Supper

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Organisers of Big Burns Supper are undertaking a community consultation about the evolution of the festival, and the event model ahead of the next Festival which is due to be staged in January 2022. The festival is produced by a local charity which  runs community projects Dumfries Youth Theatre, Dumfries Community Choir, Dumfries Carnival and… Read more »

Quarriers to launch new Parent Carer Support Service

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The new service will support parent carers of children under 18 affected by disability, physical or mental health issues, or complex support needs. With bases in Dumfries and Stranraer, the service offers: Support to work out what help you need Range of contact methods Advice and information Peer support Training and Development Support to have… Read more »

2021 Third & Independent Sector Workforce and Recruitment Survey

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DG Health and Social Care Partnership is currently developing a new workforce plan and at present there is very little information about our local third and independent sector workforce. At national level, Scottish Care is seeking similar information to input to the Scottish Government. Input is welcome from all providers that operate or work in… Read more »

Move More relaunches across the region

The Move More physical activity programme has recently relaunched in Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries and Galloway Council is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Dumfries and Galloway to deliver the programme which is specifically designed for people affected by cancer but is also suitable for those with a long-term condition. Being active… Read more »

Venture Trust supporting people to gain life skills, stability and confidence

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Venture Trust’s wilderness journeys help deliver three-phase personal development programmes that include one-to-one and group support, outdoor learning experience, and ongoing skills development and community-based support. They are looking to work with teams or organisations that work with young people, adults and/or veterans struggling with issues such as: involvement with the criminal justice system long… Read more »

Launch of Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme

The Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders programme will see up to 50 young people between the ages of 18 and 29 benefit from a nine-month professional and personal development programme backed by mentoring, and placements across the public and third sector. Programme participants will receive: • A National Living Wage equivalent grant (currently £8.91 per hour)…. Read more »