Census day on Sunday March 20

Every household in Scotland has a legal responsibility to complete a census...
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Donations and collections in region to help support Ukrainians fleeing war

Third sector partners in the region are amongst those helping to support people who have fled the war in Ukraine. OPIR / MOOL – organising an aid...
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Excellence Award for D&G community resilience response in pandemic

The annual CoSLA's Excellence Awards recognise areas of best practice and innovatively delivering...
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Community organisations celebrate almost £2.5m in grant awards

Over £1.3million was awarded to successful applicants in Dumfries and Galloway and more than £1.1million in the Scottish...
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Research project investigates digital use by vulnerable in the region

Charity Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is collecting data on the nature of exclusion to develop a wider understanding of what needs to...
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Citizens Advice Service here to help with current energy crisis

The Service is here to help with soaring energy bills, as prices rise and the cost of living...
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Lodge opened after redevelopment for support service at Shambellie

The Lodge is the first part of the redevelopment project at Shambellie House to be completed....
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Regeneration project to reinvigorate rural D&G communities

Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust have received over £280,000 to help develop more affordable and sustainable housing in the area....
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Home from hospital food packs to support health and social care in region

Alliance between Health and Social Care Partnership in partnership and local charity...
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Work starts on charity Food Train’s new headquarters

Work on the former Dumfries and Galloway Council office building on English Street started this week, with the charity hoping to move in later this...
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Solway Credit Union adds more than 100 new members during pandemic

The Solway Credit Union exists to provide low-cost and supportive credit to the people of Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale, and the...
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Wigtownshire charities recognised at Royal Carol Service

John Brennan and Kirsty Currie, together with their partners, were nominated by the Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown, Aileen...
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£3.4million in grants for communities in Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Community Development Trust is set to receive £2.3million, while the Old School Thornhill is to receive...
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Food Train pair attend Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas service

Margaret Glover and Helen McAnespie were nominated to attend in recognition of their work for Food...
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10,000 contacts of support for Carers from centre in region

A total of 1322 adult and young Carers used the services of Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre from April 2020 up until March of this...
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Delivery Plan launched for South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy

The Delivery Plan looks up to three years ahead, and aims to be flexible in order to adapt to the changes experienced in the South of...
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Galloway Glens Scheme secures six-month extension to work in area

The Scheme is an initiative of the Council’s Environment Team and will oversee investment of more than £5million in the area....
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Fund prepares to launch to help tackle mental health inequalities

Grassroots community groups, social enterprises, and third sector organisations will be able to benefit from the Communities Mental Health and...
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Sarah-Jane set to inspire connections at the Crichton Trust

She will liaise with and support the businesses, education institutions, and charitable organisations based at The...
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Consultation begins on Scotland’s National Planning Framework 4

It sets out how the Scottish Government’s approach to planning and development will help to achieve a net-zero, sustainable Scotland by...
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Online event to share work of Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

The event will bring together staff and volunteers to talk more about the work they do and the support offered....
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Hundreds lodge interest in new £750,000 fund for south Scotland

The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund will be open this month in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, with over £750,000...
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Donations of warm winter clothes sought by local authority

Jackets, jumpers, cardigans, hats, scarves, gloves, etc in any sizes are requested - both children and adults....
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Scotland’s Census 2022 awareness sessions now under way

The sessions will offer a general overview of the Census and what will be required on the...
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New £50,000 Jubilee grants launches next week

Funded projects will need to be up and running by Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on the June 5...
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Stranraer social enterprise builds case for Fair Work employment

The social enterprise operates the Community Reuse Shop, The Re:Loved Shop, Fed Up Community Café and Rhins...
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New free app and website map locates services across Dumfries and Galloway

DGLocator is the creation of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and is supported by a free to access...
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Support4Life – here to help those with long term conditions with benefits

The project helps those with Long Term Conditions, illnesses and disabilities identify and claim the benefits they are entitled...
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Report highlights support for Windfarm Community Benefit Fund

Independent review shows strong levels of positivity surrounding programme as directors announce new small grants scheme to support string of...
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More awards from the Galloway Glens Small Grants Scheme

The Galloway Glens Scheme is an initiative of Dumfries an Galloway Council’s Environment team....
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Success for two projects with offers from Community Ownership Fund

The £150 million Community Ownership Fund will run over a total of four years with the start of round two coming...
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D&G projects chosen in pilot of EU structural fund replacement

The £220 million UK Community Renewal Fund will provide funding to help places across the UK prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared...
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#COP26 third sector showcase – Solway Firth Partnership

The Partnership works with people on both sides of the Solway Firth and further afield on a wide range of projects....
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Electric bike scheme receives grant from Together for Our Planet

The UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative has been created to engage people with COP26 and inspire positive climate...
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New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched

The fund aims to support adult community-based initiatives to help address the impact of distress and mental ill health caused by social isolation...
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Help local people with ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Long-Covid

Projects include a befriending service, which would match volunteers with sufferers who are most isolated, providing vital additional peer...
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Nominations now open for Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards

Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards are making a comeback in 2021 to once again celebrate the hard work, dedication, and amazing achievements of young...
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Report highlights positive response to new funding model involving TSIs

In this first of its kind funding scheme, TSIs were a direct facilitator for the funding, providing grants through a mix of open and closed funding...
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South of Scotland Enterprise launch new mobile app

The app has been developed as part of a wider concerted effort to make SOSE more accessible to businesses, community groups and individuals in the...
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Garden’s Mark wins Volunteer of the Year title at Scottish Veterans Awards

The Scottish Veterans Awards were held in Edinburgh on...
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New pilot to increase employment opportunities for people with ASN

Help to create the vision for the ASN Learning Network, an exciting pilot to increase employment opportunities in South of...
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Farewell to LEADER after 20 years and £20 million invested in region

Fears that the region’s efforts to rebuild and regenerate will suffer after 20 years of support for the people of Dumfries and...
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First independent chair of Poverty and Inequalities Partnership appointed

The Poverty and Inequalities Partnership was formed following evaluation of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s first Anti-Poverty...
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Latest funded projects revealed for 10,000 Voices in Action

£5000 of funding has been allocated in each of the 12 ward areas of Dumfries and Galloway for projects that address priorities identified by young...
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Food Train secures first headquarters of its own in Dumfries

Charity grateful for council support as it acquires former local authority building in Dumfries to realise founder’s dream of creating centre for...
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Tributes paid after sad passing of Creetown Initiative’s Andrew

The skilled fundraiser secured well over £10million for local and client projects...
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South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy offers 10-year vision

The first ever South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy has been shaped by a series of consultations through which over 1400 voices were...
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Community Woodland plans present significant sustainable benefits

The project will aim not only to provide a forest base for the local community to enjoy but also to become the centre for training and development in...
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100 year biodiversity bid for South of Scotland gets donation boost

The project will transform 81 hectares of land at Kelton Mains, part of the charity’s Threave Garden and Estate, into rich habitats for flora and...
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Community Trust celebrates £95,662 grant for youth programme

The group will use the funding to deliver an E-Sports focused programme of activities for young people in Dumfries and...
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