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1st Annan Girls Brigade

The aim of the Girls’ Brigade is to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self-control, reverence and the sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life. Their motto is ‘Seek, Serve and Follow Christ’.

1st Kelloholm Brownies

Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. As well as trying activities in their meetings, girls choose from interest badges related to things they want to know more about. All Brownies are sure to try new things and take on a broad range of challenges as they explore the topics that sit within our six programme themes - Know Myself, Express Myself, Be Well, Have Adventures, Take Action and Skills For My Future.

3rd Dumfriesshire Scout Group

The purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
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A Listening Ear (Dumfries and Galloway)

A Listening Ear
A Listening Ear offers support through a network of volunteers to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. We exist so that people who are suffering from the impact of feelings of loneliness and isolation start to feel connected to other people in a positive way again.

Aberlour Scotland’s Children’s Charity

St Ninians, Carrick Road, Dumfries, DG2 0BX
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Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children's charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow.

Abiding Heart Education

The Abiding Heart Education approach is centred on transformative experiential contemplative learning for kindergarten through to class 8. The Abiding Heart Education's centre offers full-time and part-time kindergarten and primary teachers' education courses, foundation in contemplative studies for fostering wisdom and compassion, short professional development education related courses, and parenthood and personal development.


ReadingMicrosoft UK Headquarters, Reading
AbilityNet is a UK charity that helps older people and disabled people of all ages use computers and the internet to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. They provide a range of services that include personalised workplace and education assessments, digital accessibility testing and computer support in people's homes.

Absolute Classics

Bridge House, 9 High Street, Annan, DG12 6AD
DG12 6AD
Absolute Classics
A charity bringing classical music to Dumfries and Galloway and promoting the best in classical music.

Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Dumfries an Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is a body made up of representatives from a wide range of partners across the region.  This includes input from Health, Social Work, Housing, Police, Procurator Fiscal Service and the third sector.

Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland

225 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DT
Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland is a charitable company, which offers a range of community-based services across Dumfries and Galloway. We help people affected by alcohol, drugs or gambling problems. We are affiliated to Alcohol Focus Scotland, the country’s National Alcohol Charity.

Annan & District Day Centre

9 Closehead Avenue, Annan, DG12 5JX
DG12 5JX
Promote the holistic health and wellbeing of older adults, promoting social inclusion. Deliver services that are needed to the benefit of service users to live longer happier lives.

Annan Athletic Community Football Club

The advancement of public participation in sport and provision of opportunities and educational advancement to ensure lifelong involvement for all members of the community.

Annan the History Town group

Annan The History Town
Our aim is to organise an ‘Annan the History Town Festival’, which will include a series of events throughout the summer bookended by the Annan Riding of Marches week and the Annan Harbour Festival at the end of August, connecting with the theme of Annan's rich history, including its famous artists and poets. Taking part will be local businesses, community groups, schools, churches, disadvantaged people, sports groups etc, in addition to Annandale Distillery, Annan Museum and the Devil's Porridge Museum. The events will take place in various venues around the town. We hope the festival will benefit the local community, businesses, artists and visitors alike.

Annandale Churches Together

The purpose is to encourage and enable Christian congregations to act together in the community of Annan, particularly regards worship; mission and unity; and supporting Christian work in the community.

Annandale Community Transport Services

72-74 High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2AA
Annandale Community Transport Services
ACTS provides affordable, accessible transport for individuals and community groups including transport to hospital appointments.

Apex Scotland

Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer. In all that we do, we make best use of our resources to bring lasting value to individuals and society.

Ardwell Community Kirk

Ardwell Community Kirk is a beautiful Edwardian sandstone building in the small village of Ardwell 10 miles south of Stranraer in stunning South West Scotland. After the Church of Scotland ceased holding services at Ardwell, a decision was taken in 2015 to form a Trust and continue to use the building for religious and non-religious services, weddings, funerals and community events.

ASH Scotland

ASH Scotland – Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland) - is the independent Scottish charity taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. We seek to improve health and quality of life by helping to create a society which supports young people in remaining tobacco-free, helps those who want to stop smoking, protects people from second-hand smoke and challenges the inequalities resulting from tobacco use. Understanding that most smokers start when they are children, and that most smokers want to quit, we want the next generation in Scotland to be free from tobacco – by which we mean that ideally smoking would be limited to the small number of adults who actively choose to do so. We are pro-health and pro-people - and the evidence is clear that a society free from tobacco will not just be healthier, but wealthier and fairer too.

Association for Real Change Scotland

Improvement of practice to ensure adults with support needs are at the centre of decision-making and in the heart of their communities. Strategic aims: Support and develop the continual improvement of practice to help individuals and organisations to reach their potential. We will lead and facilitate conversations, networks and partnerships, which generate new ideas and solutions. We will champion the voices of providers and people who use services in order to influence change. We will remain sustainable within a financially constrained sector and relevant to changes within the external environment.

Auchencairn Initiative

Heughan House, Main Street, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas
The maintenance, improvement and provision of public amenities;The provision of recreational facilities for the public at large, regardless of age infirmity, disability, financial hardship or social economic circumstances;the protection and conservation of the environment and;the creation of employment and training opportunities by the provision of workspace, buildings and/or land for use on favourable terms.

Balmaclellan Village Hall Trust

Balmaclellan Village Hall, Balmaclellan
Part of Balmaclellan Community Hall Trusts goal is to encourage the engagement of the community of Balmaclellan and surrounding Glenkens area to participate in the process of assisting residents to become a self-sustainable community by engaging and supporting residents in activities to promote a sense of community, to combat isolation and loneliness, to offer opportunities to connect with others and to improve general physical, emotional and mental wellbeing in a safe, supportive environment.

Bankfoot House (Moffat) Ltd

Bankfoot House, Beechgrove, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9RS
The aim to provide for the elderly so the can relax and live in a residential care home and are supported by trained staff.

Be United

Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey St, Edinburgh, EH3 9EE
Our vision is to create a thriving Afrocentric Hub. We are a creative platform that: • Promotes afrocentric excellence • Advocates for the African diaspora • Educates & inspires cultural understanding • Is a voice and Influencer within Scottish cultural sector • Is the united afrocentric forum.

Beechgrove Sports Partnership

1 the advancement of public participation in sport; 1.2 the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities are primarily intended. 1.3 The provision of a replacement pavilion at Beechgrove sport ground in conjunction with the Beechgrove Bowling Club and the Beechgrove Tennis Club.

Better Lives Partnership

Registered charity in Dumfries and Galloway that supports young adults with Autism and additional needs through our Bridge to Employment project.

Big Burns Supper

Loreburn Hall, Newall Terrace, Dumfries, DG1 2BD
Big Burns Supper
Big Burns Supper brings together a global community to celebrate Scotland’s past and present as a producer of cultural programmes. We’re one of the biggest community platforms in the South of Scotland, and we work with our partners to use culture as means to improve the lives of our community who are experiencing high levels of social and rural isolation.

Birchvale Players

To advance the arts, heritage & culture by promoting interest in all theatrical activities; encouraging participation in theatrical activities, organising a regular programme of films, creating partnerships with other amateur and professional companies to bring a range of performances, and provision of a youth group, all within the community of Dalbeattie and its environs.

Birrens Historic Group

Satur Mill, Middlebie, Lockerbie, DG11 3LH
The objects of the Club shall be to: ? Promote Birrens Roman Fort, surrounding marching camps, related buildings, the surrounding land that lies within the schedule monument and areas of historic interest as defined by Historic Scotland, and Birrens walk;? To bring public awareness to Birrens of the great and important historic role that it played in the local society;? To organise events, help organise archaeological digs;? To work with Historic Scotland and local Archaeologist Development Planning and Environment teams.

Black and Gold Foundation

North Street, Annan, DG12 5DQ
4.1.1 The advancement of public participation in sport and provision of opportunities and educational advancement to ensure lifelong involvement for all members of the community. 4.1.2 The provision of recreational and sporting facilities with the object of improving the conditions of health lifestyles and skills for the persons for whom these facilities are primarily intended.

Blair Centre

John Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4JJ
Advancement of Education. Advancement of Health. Advancement of Citizenship or Community Development. Advancement of the Arts, Heritage, Culture or Science. Advancement of public participation in sport. Advancement of Environmental Protection or Improvement. Relief of those in need through Age, Ill Health, Disability.

Bravehearts Amateur Boxing Club

Whithorn Town Hall, 53 St John Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8PF
Fitness / Boxing

British Heart Foundation

Unit 12 - 13, Loreburne Shopping Centre, Dumfries, DG1 2BD
The British Heart Foundation is the U.Ks leading heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research and patient care and vital information. Our Mission - is to play a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation so that it is no longer a major cause of disability or death.

Bump, Baby and Beyond

Bump, Baby and Beyond (Dumfries and Galloway) is a parent led group based in Dumfries with a mission to develop and offer community based support and services to families. The group was originally created in 2010 as a network of parents who joined together to help raise the profile of breastfeeding support locally and over time has developed a number of projects, including mum2mum friends ( information and support around breastfeeding and the early days of parenting), Dumfries Sling Library, Dumfries Nappy Library and Babes in the Woods (forest playgroup/outdoor play), plus regular craft and messy play sessions for families.

Capability Scotland

Capability Scotland logo
Capability Scotland delivers exemplary care, support and education for disabled children and adults across Scotland.

Care and Repair, Dumfries and Galloway

Eskdale House, Room F1, Crichton Business Park, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ
Care and Repair Dumfries and Galloway
Care and Repair help provide occupational therapy supported adaptions for older and disabled people to help them live.

Care Opinion

Care Opinion is a place where you can share your experience of health or care services, and help make them better for everyone.

Care Training & Consultancy

Browne House, The Crichton, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ
To provide high quality training that is responsive to customer need, applicable to various working environments, and is embracing of statutory and regulatory requirements.

Carers Centre for Dumfries and Galloway

Our vision is to strive towards a place where carers in Dumfries and Galloway are valued, recognised and supported in their role, able to live their own life and where health and well being is not adversely affected by their Caring role.

Caring for Carers

228 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1DS
To raise funds for carers to have holidays, outings/trips and be make hospital visits.

Carsethorn Community Development Group

The Barrocks, Carsethorn, Dumfries, DG2 8DS
Build sea defences and support sustainable development for the village.

Castle Douglas Community Centre Development Trust

Castle Douglas Community Centre, Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AJ
For business, leisure or learning in Castle Douglas, The Zone is the place to be. It is the focal point for a wide wide range of activities for people of all ages. The Zone (the new name for Castle Douglas Community Centre) is a registered charity run by a Board of Trustees elected by its membership of around 400 individuals and businesses to run the Centre, previously owned by Dumfries & Galloway Council, on behalf of the 600 or so users a week. Our primary role is to ensure that the centre is run by the people for the people of Castle Douglas and surrounding communities and that it continues to prosper for many decades to come.

Open from 9am unless  booked in earlier.

Castle Douglas Community Information Technology Centre

Castle Douglas Community Centre, Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AJ
We help people of all ages and abilities get to grips with technology to help reduce rural and social isolation and to help lift people out of poverty by building confidence and improving digital skills.

Castle Douglas Development Forum

The Paddock, Laurel Bank Terrace, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AD
To provide entertainment for the people of Castle Douglas and continue the traditions of the town. We organise the civic week activities, Douglas day parade, halloween fun night and The civic week ball. We hold fund raising activities though out the year.

Centre Stage Theatre

c/o The Langholm Initiative, Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Road, Langholm, DG13 0ES
The organisation's purposes are: The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science. And furthermore to: - Promote, produce and support dramatic and musical theatre; To encourage participation in theatre amongst young people and all ages; To develop the creative skills of young people and all ages through the craft of theatre; To develop the linguistic and social skills of young people and all ages; To provide an opportunity for young people and all ages to work with professional tutors, artists and craftspeople; To encourage young people and all ages to work together as a community and in doing so experience the practical workings of theatre, whilst respecting its skills and discipline; To provide a safe environment considering welfare, and protection for all members.

Chariots of Fire Equestrian Centre CIC

Chariots of Fire Equestrian Centre, Boreland, Lockerbie, DG11 2LL
DG11 2LL
Equestrian Centre specialising in riding, carriage driving and other equine activities for all, including people with disabilities and additional needs.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

2nd floor, Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EL
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland's No Life Half Lived strategy promises to address the unmet needs (social, emotional and physical) of people and their families who are living with the effects of our conditions.  We want to make sure that everyone affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions can live life to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community.

Christian Brethren: Stranraer

Sundays: 11.30: Breaking of Bread 18.30: Gospel Service A Kids Club also meets once a month at 3.30 pm where all are welcome. Fun and friendship!

Civil Rights First

Civil Rights First aims to provide effective advice to all citizens, where access to justice and money advice is paramount. Advice/Representation on the following essential categories will be provided: ? Money Advice ? Housing Issues ? Mortgage and Tenancy Repossession ? Consumer Rights ? Employment Rights ? Simple Procedure ? Authorised Lay Representation

Clarebrand Village Hall

Clarebrand Village Hall is available for anyone in the local community to hire for a wide range of needs.

Closeburn Parish Church Woman’s Guild

Community Energy Scotland

Community Energy Scotland provides independent and ongoing practical and technical support for community project development. We make it possible for member organisations to link up and network, both with each other and with policy makers.

Community Reuse Shop

Enterprise House, Stranraer, DG9 7UD
Community Reuse Shop
The Community Reuse receives and collects donations of household items and office goods from members of the community for reuse across Wigtownshire. We do this to assist in the alleviation of poverty by providing affordable homeware for people on a low income and the wider community. Our environmental aim is to reduce waste by saving items for reuse that would otherwise be disposed of in landfill. Our social aims include providing therapeutic volunteering opportunities, employability skills and employment for young and older members of our community. We also pass items free to local community groups and schools.

Community Shop Dumfries and Galloway

Coronation Day Centre Limited

Coronation Day Centre, Whitson Avenue, Stranraer, DG9 7AW
The Day Centre was established 36 years ago to provide a central hub in Stranraer where elderly people can meet and socialise. Adapted transport and travel assistance is available to collect people within a 20-mile radius of our local community. Breakfast or morning coffee with a homemade scone can be provided on arrival, then at midday a freshly cooked 3 course meal is available and before our bus departs there is afternoon tea and cake. Activities are on offer for those who choose to take part e.g., in the morning we have dominoes, scrabble, jigsaws, word searches and an interactive activity table. In the afternoon we have New Age Kurling, indoor bowling, quizzes, bingo, Tai Chi, arts & crafts to name but a few, we also have outings to local places of interest We have a garden which allows our members to participate in a variety of outdoor activities e.g. tending to raised veg beds, flower planters, bird watching and general socialising with their friends. The Day Centre offers an outreach service of Meals and Wheels in Stranraer, this is available to over 60's that are unable to attend.

Creation Mill CIC

Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Road, Langholm
DG13 0ES
Creation Mill
Creation Mill’s aim is to boost our local textile industry by inspiring the next generation to get involved and learn new skills.

Creetown Initiative Ltd

Barholm, St John Street, Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 7JE
Creetown Initiative's key aim is to support rural regeneration both locally and across Scotland using a variety of methods, including; business, arts and culture, sport, heritage, building redevelopment, environmental projects and education. Since 2006 we have raised £4.3m for local projects, including the development Barholm Accommodation; a 10-room budget accommodation, a community charity shop and electric car charge point. Other projects have included a £250,000 redevelopment of the local park, a car share and scooter loan scheme, youth work programmes, arts and environmental projects, elderly support project "Ferry Friends", restoration (£260,000) of the local community hall and a (£350,000) restoration of a former church which is now Quarrymen's Arts Centre. To fund the above we offer consultancy support across Scotland and since 2006 we have secured over £6m worth of funding for projects across the region, including £1.9 for the Theatre Royal in Dumfries, £2.6m for The Johnston in Kirkcudbright and £130,000 for the first Oyster Festival in Stranraer. We have supported community groups across Scotland on a variety of projects and since 2006 have supported over 90 projects . We offer feasibility studies, business planning, community consultation, governance and much more.

Crichton Carbon Centre

Hillhead Mill, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8LA
We are an environmental charity, undertaking funded projects. Our aim is to put scientific research into action.

Crichton Institute

Crichton Institute, University of Glasgow, Maxwell House, Crichton University Campus, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL
Crichton Institute is a collaboration of the Crichton campus academic partners (the Universities of Glasgow and the West of Scotland, the Open University in Scotland, Scotland's Rural University College (SRUC), Dumfries and Galloway College) and their wider strategic partners. Its objective is to capitalise on the combined knowledge and expertise of its partners to better exploit the synergies between research, business engagement, policy and Knowledge Exchange in order to support the economic, social and cultural aspirations and regeneration of the South of Scotland and to have a transformational influence. Its work has national and international applicability. Crichton Institute is currently funded by the Scottish Funding Council.

Crocketford Community Initiative

Anderson Memorial Hall, Castle Douglas Road, Crocketford, Dumfries, DG2 8RA
The organisation’s purposes are to promote the benefits of Crocketford and its environs, without distinction of sex, political, religious or other opinions, by associating the local statutory authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance the education and to provide facilities, or to assist in the provision of facilities, in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupation so that their conditions of life can be improved. To manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the Community and the public in general consistent with furthering the achievement of sustainable development. Crocketford Community Initiative (CCI) is responsible, on behalf of the village, for the insurance and maintenance of the King George V park.  The park is well used by locals and visitors and is a good resource for the village.  The park is regularly maintained by Crocketford Community Initiative.   There is a good range of equipment for children including climbing frames,  a zip wire,  slide, swings etc.  There is also a football pitch.

Crossroads Caring Scotland

Cruck Cottage Heritage Association

Cruck Cottage, Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald, Dumfries, DG1 3PS
To maintain the Category A listed Cruck Cottage in its present good condition, raise the necessary funds, and promote and encourage access by both the local, and wider, community.

Cruse Scotland

Cruse Scotland
Cruse Scotland provides professional support for bereaved adults, children and families across Scotland. Cruse offers a range of services to people who are experiencing grief including:
  • Information and advice
  • National bereavement helpline and webchat service
  • One-to-one counselling and listening
  • Specialist support for children, young people and families
Support is currently offered virtually or via telephone. Cruse services are self-referral and clients can refer themselves to Cruse by contacting our helpline on, 0808 802 6161. Alternatively, clients can also contact us by emailing, info@crusescotland.org.uk.

CYP Arts Project (Dumfries and Galloway) CIC

Moidart, Ayr road, St. John’s Town of Dalry, DG7 3SW
CYP Arts
CYP Arts Project is a not for profit social enterprise providing accessible high quality visual arts activities to children and young people with a strong focus on looking ways to help the environment, resource waste and ethically source our art materials. We deliver artist led workshops, parties, events and art clubs to children, young people and families in Dumfries and Galloway.
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D&G HandyVan (SCIO)

72-74 High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2AA
We are funded to provide the Small Repairs and Home Support Service to help keep our clients independent and secure in their own home for as long as possible.  We provide home security (i.e. window and door locks, door chains), key safes (chargeable although installation is free), small repairs i.e. fixing leaking taps or putting up shelves (supplied by client), falls prevention (supply and fitting of grab rails, putting up curtain poles and changing curtains or changing lightbulbs) and minor adaptations i.e. moving furniture to accommodate a hospital bed.  Our service is offered to people who either own their own home or who are tenants of a private landlord, are over 60, disabled, have a learning difficulty, mental health problems or who have been a victim of domestic abuse.  If you’re not sure if we can help you, please give the Office a call and we will be happy to advise.

Dalbeattie and District Community Day Centre

Burn Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AE
Members are normally aged 60 or over with the exception of people with special needs. Prior to attending the manageress will note any particular needs or problems such as a special diet or difficulties with hearing, seeing or a medical condition. Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 9am until 3.30pm. Relative and carers are welcome to attend. A mini-bus equipped with a wheelchair lift can take members, free of charge if living within Dalbeattie town or a small charge outwith. District Nurses, Doctors, Chiropodist and social workers all pay regular visits to the centre. Annual membership is £17.50 and is due on 1st April. Members have the choice and final decision as to the type of activities provided, which are arranged and displayed in advance. A three course meal is available every day at 12noon with tea or coffee in the morning with biscuits and tea and coffee with home backing in the afternoon.

Dalbeattie Angling Association

43 High Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AD
a) To encourage angling. b) To prevent illegal fishing. c) To prevent pollution of any waters in which the Association may acquire fishing rights. d) To lease the fishing in Dalbeattie (Buittle) Reservoir and in any river or stream which may be agreed upon and found suitable, and to stock and improve the fishing therein for the benefit of the members.

Dalbeattie Civic Daze

c/o 13 Copeland Terrace, Dalbeattie, DG5 4ET
The organisation is established for charitable purposes only, and in particular, the objects are: to provide recreational facilities or assist in the provision of facilities for the inhabitants of Dalbeattie and its environs, in the interests of social welfare for recreation and other leisure-time occupation so that their conditions of life may be improved.

Dalbeattie Community First Responders

Station Road, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AN
The purpose of the Association is to provide the Dalbeattie area through the work of its First Responder Volunteer members, in accordance with their applicable Scottish Ambulance Service training "pre-emergency ambulance care", including Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation, to individuals in respiratory or cardiac arrest or who are unconscious or are experiencing a serious or life threatening medical condition. The Association shall not be entitled to change its said Purpose other .than to expand or contract the geographical area(s) in Scotland in which it operates.

Dalbeattie Community Initiative

Dalbeattie Community Initiative logo
Dalbeattie Community Initiative works at the heart of Dalbeattie community.  Our aim is to act as a catalyst for the social, physical and economic regeneration for the town. We have 18 projects varying from social events, youth work to community asset redevelopment.   Our organisation is volunteer led and currently has 150 active volunteer positions.

Dalbeattie Forest Community Partnership

To encourage both abled and disabled groups to use Dalbeattie Forest more often. The advancement of education, The advancement of health, The advancement of citizenship or community development, The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science, The advancement of public participation in sport, The advancement of environmental protection or improvement. The Objects of the Partnership shall be, for the benefit of the public:- ? To promote, construct and restore a network of footpaths within Dalbeattie Forest ? The conservation, protection and improvement of flora and fauna.

Dalbeattie Men’s Shed

Dalbeattie Men's Shed
The Men's Shed addresses the social, health and well-being needs of men of all ages and backgrounds living in Dalbeattie and the surrounding area by enjoying creative, physical and recreational activities of their choice.

Dalbeattie Museum Trust

Dalbeattie Museum Trust
Our Museum aims to preserve, celebrate and showcase the history, art, industry, culture and people of Dalbeattie. First opened in 1993, we have grown over the years to become an eclectic mix of artefacts from bygone times, spread over two floors. All items have been donated by the people of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area. The Museum is a charity run by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are here to guide you round the exhibits and answer any questions.

Dalbeattie Playgroup

We are a small charity, run by a voluntary committee to provide self-funded and funded preschool education and sessional childcare. We work in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council and Early Years Scotland.

Dalbeattie Scout Group

Dalbeattie Town Hall, High Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AD
Beavers, cubs and scouts groups for children in the Dalbeattie area.

Dalbeattie Star Football Club

Islecroft Stadium, Mill Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4HQ
To promote football in Dalbeattie and surrounding areas.

Dalbeattie Tea Dance Club

The Dalbeattie Tea Dance Club takes place every Monday afternoon in Dalbeattie Town Hall from 2pm - 4pm.

Dalry Community Properties Trust

Dalry Communities Properties Trust own and manage the Glenkens Community Centre in Dalry, following a successful Community Asset Transfer from Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2016.

Dance Galloway

43 Hestan Road, Dalbeattie, DG5 4DE

DG Voice

Midsteeple, High Street, Dumfries, DG1 2BH
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DG Voice is a region-wide organisation of disabled people. We work to ensure that Dumfries and Galloway businesses and organisations consider the needs and rights of all disabled people in everything they do.


5 Renwick Place, Sanquhar, DG4 6BA

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Hestan House, Crichton Business Park, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA
Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service deliver one to one and collective independent advocacy across the whole region. The service supports people with issues relating to mental health, learning disability, social services, GP, hospital, older persons, physical disability and much more. We are a registered charity and are a free, confidential, person-centred service. Advocacy means: having someone on your side, helping you to share your thoughts, feelings and wishes.

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival

Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival. Arts Live is a network of venues, performing artists and promoters hosting performing arts events across Dumfries and Galloway to create a diverse programme. We work in partnership with a network of venues, artists and promoters to facilitate the programming of quality touring performing arts to the region.

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

Former Control Tower, Heathhall Industrial Estate, Dumfries, DG1 3PH
The Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum exists to educate and entertain its visitors though the preservation, conservation and presentation of aviation related heritage and memorabilia, with an emphasis on the Dumfries and Galloway region.

Dumfries and Galloway Befriending Project

Dumfries and Galloway Befriending Project logo
The project is an early intervention service, which promotes the wellbeing of vulnerable young people, aged 8-18, by encouraging successful transitions at difficult periods in their lives, building social networks, and offering a range of coping strategies. This is done through one-to-one befriending of a young person with an accredited adult enjoying community based activities.

Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes

Aims and Objectives: To provide a fast and efficient life saving service for the patients of our NHS transporting urgent medical items free of charge using motorcycles where possible. We cover 24/7, 365 days a year. The service is provided entirely by volunteers. There are no paid staff within the group and all costs are kept to a bare minimum. We have no premises and operate from home, utilising donated premises for storage of the motorcycles and cars. Every penny raised is used to operate the service which costs in the region of £45000 per year to operate.

Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

Dovecotewell, Glencaple, Dumfries, DG1 4RH
Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre logo
The care of stray, unwanted and mistreated dogs by running a rescue centre and to raise funds to run the centre.

Dumfries and Galloway Care Trust

The Care Trust is an established charity and social enterprise providing supported real life work placements through its gardening in the community and woodwork projects for adults 16 plus, who have learning disabilities/autism(ASD). The aims of the Care Trust are to improve and enhance the quality of life of everyone who attends by building confidence, team working, improving social skills, social inclusion, and being valued.

Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Arts

c/o Municipal Chambers, Dumfries, DG1 2AD
A membership organisation that works with, and provides a voice for, Dumfries and Galloway's creative sector. DGU champions and advocates the vital role creative practitioners and organisations play in contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and economy.

Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce

Eskdale House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ
Business Support Services, HR & Legal Support, Networking and Marketing Services.

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service

81-85 Irish Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PQ
Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice logo

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&GCAS) is an independent charity. D&GCAS provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer as well as via telephone, email and videoconference. In addition, outreach advice sessions are provided in various locations throughout Dumfries & Galloway. Our volunteer and paid advisers are trained to help with a wide-range of issues including Benefits, Consumer rights, Debt, Employment, Court advice, Housing, Immigration, NHS complaints, and Relationships.

Dumfries and Galloway Disability Access Panel

2 Home Farm Cottages, Castlemilk, Lockerbie, DG11 1AH
The Access Team at Disability Equality Scotland provide support and guidance to Scotland's Access Panel Network in a number of areas. Click the links below to find out more about the support on offer from Disability Equality Scotland for Access Panels.

Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group

North West Resource Centre, College Road, Dumfries, DG2 0BX
Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing
Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group aim to help those with hearing loss to maintain their hearing. We currently offer appointment-based hearing aid care and maintenance clinics at fourteen locations throughout Dumfries and Galloway. At these clinics, our fully trained volunteers offer hearing aid cleaning and re-tubing, as well as advice and support regarding hearing aid maintenance and managing your hearing loss. We list the clinics available every week on our Facebook page and you can find the full list of available clinics on our website. We can also provide home visits to those people unable to visit our clinics. For full details of our services, please visit our website.

Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

Hestan Southwest, Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG12 5DS
Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus Logo

LGBT Plus aims to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexuals and others questioning or expressing their gender identity and sexuality (otherwise known as LGBT Plus), their families, friends, supporters and allies across Dumfries and Galloway.

We support the LGBT community to feel safe, supported and engage more confidently within their local communities and become active citizens by providing a range of events and support services.

Dumfries and Galloway ME and Fibromyalgia Network

• Raise awareness of the issues surrounding these illnesses. • Offer support to any person suffering with any of these illnesses or any matter concerning them. • Facilitate a mutual support network. • Enable access to transport, shops, public buildings, education and any other public facility for any person suffering with any of these illnesses. • Act as a central point for representative consultation between people with these illnesses and other agencies, including Dumfries & Galloway Council and NHS Dumfries & Galloway. • Gather and provide information about all aspects of these illnesses.

Dumfries and Galloway Mental Health Association

St.Ninian`s House, Carrick Road, Dumfries. DG2 9PR
Dumfries and Galloway Mental Health Association
We provide care and support in the community for people diagnosed with mental health problems. Our aim is to monitor and support service users to maintain their independence and support and help integrate service users back into society.

Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group

North West Resource Centre, Dumfries, DG2 0BX
We provide a social environment to combat loneliness in older people. Offering days out. We meet monthly at 2pm on the first Thursday of each month in North West Resource Centre, in Dumfries.

Dumfries and Galloway Radio Voluntary Unit

Dumfries and Galloway Radio Unit
The unit helps to cover local events such as the Dumfries how, Rockerbie and Annan R.O.M with radio communications in a professional polite manner, with the aim of making thee event safe and fun for the public, event organisers and importantly our members who are attending, duties include crowd control, traffic control and public safety.

Dumfries Baptist Church

Dumfries Baptist Church, Gillbrae Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EJ
Dumfries Baptist Church offers modern, vibrant and relevant ways to explore Christianity, to worship God, and to make a difference to the community we live in. The Dumfries Baptist Church Centre was opened in Spring 2018 and offers a welcoming café (open Mon-Fri) and a popular venue for events such as conferences, meetings, workshops, as well as regular community activities, social events and concerts. The various multifunctioning rooms, equipped with a comprehensive range of supporting facilities, are available for hire by individuals, community, third sector and commercial groups.

Dumfries Day Centre for Older People

The day centre provides an opportunity for anyone experiencing the effects of isolation, to meet new friends, maintain their social lives and join in our activities.

Dumfries Get Together

Dumfries Get Together is a diverse and welcoming Ladies social group. Ladies 35 to 100 years young. Activities range from Dinner, weekends away, walks, bingo, quiz nights and lunch and coffee get togethers, to theatre trips and dance classes.

Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust

Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust
The primary aim of the trust is to rescue and preserve and restore historic buildings in and around Dumfries (and potentially further afield) that are at risk of decay or depredation that could lead to their being irreparably damaged - or lost forever.

Dumfries Male Choir

St Teresa's Church Hall, Glasgow Street, Dumfries, DG2 9DE
We exist to bring men of all ages together for fun and companionship through the joy of singing, whilst raising funds for charitable causes.

Dumfries Men’s Shed

Dumfries Men`s Shed is a Registered Scottish Charity and our main plan is to reduce social isolation in men that are either retired, off work due to illness, looking for something to do or many more reasons.

Dumfries Partnership Action Group

DPAG, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ
Founded in 2019, Dumfries Partnership Action Group are a unique collaboration of Dumfries-based businesses, community organisations and social enterprises that have joined forces to launch a new development partnership for the regional capital, the Dumfries Partnership Action Group (DPAG). The initiative, which has the active support of Dumfries and Galloway Council, comes as towns across Scotland struggle to keep up with a mix of store closures, flagging business and consumer confidence and public sector cuts.

Dumfries Pipe Band

Dumfries Pipe Band
Practices Mondays 7pm - 9pm at Troqueer Church Hall, Dumfries.

Dumfries Station Trust

The Trust works to preserve and enhance the buildings, equipment and artefacts associated with the operation of railway activities connected with Dumfries station.

Dumfries Toy Library

Parents/Carers with children aged from birth to 3 years are welcome at the Toy Library. We loan toys and also have stay & play sessions. The service is free of charge. We give priority to residents in NW Dumfries but families in other areas of Dumfries are welcome to apply. The Toy Library is situated at the Family Centre, Lochside.

Dumfries YMCA

Dumfries YMCA Centre Lochside Road Dumfries DG2 0NF
YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. We work to transform the lives of children and young people, empowering them to create positive change in their lives and communities.

Dumfriesshire and Stewartry Women’s Aid

We are a voluntary organisation that provides advice, information and support to women and children who have been mentally, physically or sexually abused. We also supply refuge space if needed and outreach support if preferred. Drop-in centre is run on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (DECBG)

c/o Southern Uplands Partnership, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE
Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (DECBG)
Charity distributing Windfarm Community Benefit Funds in south and east Annandale and Eskdale.

Dyslexia Scotland South West

c/o Dyslexia Scotland, Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ
Dyslexia Scotland South West
To raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia among children and adults with dyslexia, parents, teachers and other interested professionals.

Eaglesfield Public Hall

Eaglesfield Public House, Eaglesfield, Lockerbie, DG11 3NY
The prevention or relief of poverty. The advancement of education. The advancement of religion The advancement of health The advancement of citizenship or community development The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science. The advancement of public participation in sport. The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation. The advancement of environmental protection or improvement The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage,The advancement of animal welfare. Any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes.

Early Years Scotland

Georgetown Community Centre, Lochvale House, Dumfries, DG1 4DF
Early Years Scotland
Early Years Scotland is the leading national specialist organisation that supports children from birth to 5 years of age. Early Years Scotland also works with local authorities and Scottish Government to help develop, influence, shape and challenge policy that relates to matters concerned with the earliest years of children’s lives.

Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group

Stanfield, Annan Road, Eastriggs, Annan, DG12 6TF
The Devil’s Porridge Museum is a five-star rated heritage attraction focusing on World War One and Two in Dumfries and Galloway. Volunteer run and led, we are a hub for our community and offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

Easy Read For You CIC

Benefit the community to provide Easy Read Materials in a written, visual and auditory format

Ecclefechan Community Project

Ecclefechan community project is a committee for the village to raise money for park benches, play equipment, flowers, and grass cutting for areas in and around Ecclefechan.

Ecclefechan Village Hall

Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, DG11 3EW
To promote the wellbeing of the inhabitants of Ecclefechan village, Hoddom Parish and surrounding area by advancing education, and in the interests of social welfare, providing or assisting in the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupations within Ecclefechan Village Hall. Community facility to be used and enjoyed by everyone. Supporting other Community Groups, ie Day Centre, Hoddom Primary School and Hoddom & Ecclefechan Community Council.


1 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JA
EcoArt, a grassroots charity, hosts participatory art projects, skill sharing opportunities, upcycling workshops, repair cafes, swaps, wellbeing groups, warm spaces, peer-led socials and commissioned art that spark climate conversation, challenge perspectives and nudge collective action. Join the movement: teach, volunteer, meetup at our vibrant space in Kirkcudbright. Every contribution strengthens our community

Enable – Annan & District Branch

The association is established for the following charitable objects only:- To promote the welfare of children and adults with a learning disability within Annan and District geographical area (the Operating Area ) including the meeting of their needs and the development of their capabilities all in furtherance of the objectives of Enable Scotland.

Ewes Public Hall

Ewes Hall
Village hall serving the village of Ewes north of Langholm.

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families of people involved in the criminal justice system.

Fertility Network Scotland – D&G

Fertility Network logo
Fertility Network Scotland is a leading charity in the provision of a comprehensive support network for those facing fertility challenges at all stages of their journey, providing authoritative information as well as practical and emotional support.

First Base Agency

First Base is a drug, alcohol and gambling information centre. Our services include support projects for Veterans, families and women at risk of violence as a result of addiction problems. We deliver presentations, training, issue food parcels and give ?signposting? advice to visitors to the Agency.

Food Train

Food Train
We provide a range of services, delivered by volunteers, to older people in Scotland including grocery shopping home deliveries, household support services and befriending. In Dumfries and Galloway, we have branch offices located in Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart and Stranraer, coordinating our services across the region

Foundation Scotland

Registered office: 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL
Foundation Scotland
For every community to thrive, it should be resourced to match its vision, and powered by transformative funding. Some of the charitable organisations we support might be small, but the huge differences they are making in their communities are never underestimated. As Scotland’s community foundation, we champion this belief. It’s about the society we want to live in and the changes we want to make.

Friends of Clarks Little Ark

St Mary's Street, Sanquhar, DG4 6BS
The advancement of animal welfare. (i) The five freedoms are continually met for all animals at the ARK. (ii) To maintain and improve the physical premises to maintain the animals in a strong and appropriate environment. To provide for the protection of the animals kept, from ill health, damage, or loss by providing skilled care and obtaining professional services when necessary.

Friends of Loch Arthur Community

The Friends committee works closely with Loch Arthur Community to help and support their events, increase awareness within the local community and raise funds to benefit Loch Arthur.
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Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Biosphere Office, Kirroughtree Courtyard, Stronord, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere
The Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a UNESCO-designated region, internationally recognised for its landscapes, wildlife, and cultural heritage. The GSA Biosphere organisation works to promote a more balanced relationship between people and the natural environment through multi-sector partnership working in conservation, education, sustainable development, and climate resilience. Research, innovation and community engagement are at the core of the GSA Biosphere programme.

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team

Rescue Base, Princes Avenue, Newton Stewart, DG8 6ES
Galloway Mountain Rescue Team
Galloway Mountain Rescue Team provide search and rescue services in Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire. We are a team of highly trained volunteers operating from our base in Newton Stewart. We hold charitable status and rely on public support.

Galloway National Park Association

Galloway National Park Association was set up by a group of local people who believe a National Park could deliver economic and social benefits for our communities. Our Trustees and Members include farmers, landowners, artists, tourism operators and conservationists. The Association was founded in November 2016 and received Scottish charitable status in May 2017.

Galloway Scouts

Scout Hall, Digby Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JW
The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Our website is here to provide a guide to what’s happening in the Galloway area and how you can join in the fun!

Galloway Talking Newspaper Association for the Blind

Galloway Talking Newspaper, The Studio, Rephad, London Road, Stranraer, DG9 8BU
Galloway Talking Newspaper for the Blind logo
Galloway Talking Newspaper Association for the Blind provides free, weekly, edited, local news in audio form on USB sticks. Also magazine article recordings. This is sent FREEPOST anywhere.

Galloway Thistle Youth Football Club

Football Club

Gatehouse Development Initiative

56 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2HP
Gatehouse Development Initiative
The Gatehouse Development Initiative exists for the benefit of the Gatehouse Community and provides a framework for the development of projects within the community. Amongst a range of benefits, the Initiative can save smaller projects the need to be formally established in their own right, can provide support with fundraising, provide insurance, indemnity cover and public liability cover, and provide book-keeping/accountancy services. Meetings are open to all and membership of the GDI to all Gatehouse residents or anyone with an interest in the development of the community.  New members and suggestions for new projects are always welcome - meetings are friendly and informal. Many community groups are represented at meetings which provide for a useful exchange of ideas, and for reporting on the progress of current projects. Most projects are run by project managers who are often the initiator of an idea and who may have their own project team. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every other month at 7.30pm: February, April, June, August, October, December. If you have a good idea for a project which will benefit the community or make Gatehouse a better place - we would love to hear from you.

Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre Association

Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre, Dromore Road, Gatehouse of Fleet
The Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre Association are a charity whose purpose is to provide a community centre for the benefit of all the residents in Gatehouse of Fleet and the surrounding area.

Gatehouse of Fleet YMCA

YMCA Drop-in Centre, 5 Digby Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JW
Gatehouse YMCA logo
Gatehouse of Fleet YMCA is committed to creating opportunities for the emotional, physical, spiritual and social development of local young people of all faiths, and of none.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

Founded in 2001, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity (formerly known as Yorkhill Children's Charity) was established to support children and their families treated at Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children - Yorkhill. In June 2015, the hospital moved from Yorkhill to the Royal Hospital for Children at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where we are proud to support it today. Since 2001, we have invested more than £30 million in the children?s hospital in Glasgow. This has been possible thanks to the generosity of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers, whose support ensures that Scotland?s children receive the best possible care.

Glencairn Green Bowling Club

Dunreggan, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4EJ
To encourage the playing of the game of Bowls and to support the local community.

Glencairn Memorial Institute

3 Chapel St, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4EJ
Glencairn Memorial Institute
The institute serves the Glencairn community by providing a venue which includes a large hall, committee room, snooker room and pool room. These can be used by members or hired by groups or individuals – all at a reasonable cost.

Glenkens Business Association

Kenlea, Castle Douglas, DG7 3QE
To promote the Business of the Area.

Glenkens Community Arts Trust Limited

Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN
The CatStrand is a multi-purpose arts and community centre located in New Galloway. It's main aim is to bring much needed activities, services and facilities to this geographically isolated area through a year round programme of arts and community events;a range of community services including a bus service, a newsletter, drop in advice sessions and free internet access;and to act as a hub for local tourism and heritage information. It also runs a project Connecting In Retirement events for Glenkens residents over 50 which includes amongst other things: Tai Chi, Adult Dance/Movement Sessions, Ukulele Group(s), Digital Photography Group and Balmaclellan Men's Shed Project. The Catstrand is currently offering a number of different opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved with.

Glenkens Men’s Shed

The Smiddy, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas, DG7 3QE
Glenkens Men’s Shed is primarily a social space where members can meet, socialise, and carry out a range of activities, either individually, in groups or in support of the community. We have a variety of wood and metal working facilities and space for other general crafts, plus a very busy tea-room! Our aim is to be a social space and workshop for Glenkens residents, and our objectives are to help members maintain their health and wellbeing and to assist the local community. Glenkens Men’s Shed is eco-friendly with PV panels to produce our own electricity, welcomes all ages, abilities and genders and has accessible facilities, on-site parking, and some of the area’s first e-car charging points (free to use). We are also only 50m from the (meagre) public transport links. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Glenkens Sustainable Development Steering Group

An Sealladh, Castle Douglas, DG7 3QE
Part of the raison d'etre for our existence recently was dissatisfaction with the way in which the Glenkens and District Trust (GDT) was conducting a "community survey". Our concerns have been very much allayed recently by the highly competent way in which Fiona Smith, the new Chair of GDT, is addressing historical problems.

Glenlochar Community Centre

Glenlochar Community Centre, Castle Douglas, DG7 2NZ
To provide facilities for local people.

Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust

Glentrool Hive, Glentrool Village, Newton Stewart, DG8 6SY
Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust logo
The Glentrool Hive is a newly renovated multipurpose community centre for the beautiful village of Glentrool. Nestled on the outskirts of the Galloway Forest Park, Glentrool is an idyllic retreat from the stresses of modern life and a haven for people looking to be surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in South West Scotland. The Hive is a community run project that aims to promote the local area in all its diversity whilst providing a focus for social and economic growth for the community.

Gretna Day Centre

Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AQ
Day Centre for the elderly open Monday to Friday.

Greystone Rovers Youth Football Academy

David Keswick Athletic Centre Marchmount, Dumfries, DG1 1PX
Greystone Rovers AFC coaches children from 5-17.

Haugh of Urr Village Hall

Main Street, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas, DG7 3YA
The charitable purposes for which the SCIO is established are to be furthered by the SCIO providing a community owned village hall for the economic, social, educational, and environmental benefit of the community.

Help for Heroes

to assist persons who are currently serving or who have served in the armed forces, and their dependants, by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the Trustees and in particular but not exclusively: 2.1.1. to promote and protect the health of those that have been wounded or injured whilst serving in the armed forces through the provision of facilities, equipment or services for their rehabilitation;and 2.1.2. to make grants to other charities who assist members of the armed forces and their dependants 2.2. to promote and protect the health of those that have been wounded or injured whilst providing services to, or in conjunction with, and in either case under the direction of the commander of, the armed forces, in an area of conflict or war and to provide benefits to the dependants of such persons who are in need.

Heston Rovers FC

Heston Rovers FC, Maryfield, Dumfries, DG1 4HF
Heston Rovers FC is a Dumfries based club founded in 1978 to provide football for in the community. The club has continued to grow in recent years and now has over 300 members - with an over 40s section too! We have around 50 adult volunteers who all help to keep the wheels turning at the club. One of our key objectives is to be 'a great place to volunteer' so if you want to get involved in some capacity, come and talk to us.

Home Energy Scotland – South West

We are a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland. Our expert advisors offer free, impartial advice on energy saving, keeping warm at home, renewable energy, greener travel, cutting water waste and more. We're funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust, and our mission is to help people in Scotland create warmer homes, reduce their bills and help tackle climate change. We also work with Local Energy Scotland, Resource Efficient Scotland and Transport Scotland to offer advice to communities and businesses.

Home-Start Wigtownshire

We support families with at least one child under 5 who are experiencing difficulties. We offer practical and emotional support. Support via home visiting volunteer support and family groups, including a Dads' Group.

Hutton Community Fellowship

Promote the wellbeing of the inhabitants of Hutton Parish and surrounding community, by advancing education and in the interests of social welfare and inclusion, improving community life.

Include Us

Academy Lodge, Dumfries, DG1 3AL
To develop the play park at Catherine Street, Dumfries into an inclusive play park and community garden.

Increased Access to Psychological Support

Birkenshaw Cottage, Butterhole, Dalbeattie, DG5 4LX
ia2ps – increased access 2 psychological support is a mindful and compassion-based mental health charity located in the Stewartry. We deliver a range of therapeutic interventions that use the following clinical modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Compassion Focused Therapy Solution Focused Therapy Integrative Counselling Transactional Analysis Coaching and Mentoring

Independent Living Support

Independent Living Support
Independent Living Support provides holistic – practical and emotional – care on a one-to-one basis. Our work can range from simple interventions to prevent social isolation for instance, through to more complex mental health issues due to lived trauma, substance misuse, and/or care experience challenges. We achieve this with the combination of one-to-one and group activities. The service is provided to vulnerable people, 16 years and over, in their home or the community to address their needs, encourage self-management and support resilience and move people from simply surviving to actively thriving.

Inspired Community Enterprise Trust Ltd

Town Head Church, Academy Street, Dumfries, DG1 1BZ
The Usual Place logo
Inspired Community Enterprise Trust (ICET) was set up in 2011 with the purpose of creating positive employability and training opportunities and wider citizenship opportunities for young adults with additional support needs. The organisation is a social enterprise - these are businesses which trade to tackle social issues, improve communities, people?s life chances or the environment. Social enterprises reinvest any profits back into the business or community. ICET have developed the idea of a community café with which to provide these opportunities and now occupy The Usual Place, which is on the corner of Lovers Walk and Academy Street in Dumfries. The Usual Place is fully accessible and has a Changing Places toilet and is wheelchair friendly throughout. The Usual Place offers flexible training rooms and is available to hire in whole or in part for all your needs. The Usual Place also offers gallery space and a retail area. Volunteer with us and be part of something truly incredible!

Isle Futures

St Ninian's Hall, St Ninian's Terrace, Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8LH

John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum Trust

Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean, Dumfries, DG2 8BQ
The purpose of our Trust is to ensure the preservation of his birthplace cottage, to keep it open for the benefit of the public good and to establish a small collection of objects, pictures and documents relevant to his life.

Johnstonebridge Centre and Community Development Trust ltd

The Trust was established as a community owned and led organisation which trades for social purposes, ownership of buildings and land, to bring about long-term social, economic and environmental benefits within the local community. The Trust also administers a number of Community Benefit Funds which provide grants to community groups and individuals for projects which benefit the community.

Joseph Thomson Project

Penpont Heritage Centre, Sundial Cottage, Marrburn Road, Penpont, DG3 4BL
The Joseph Thomson Local Heritage Centre is run by the the Joseph Thomson Group, a group of member volunteers from Penpont, Keir and Tynron. The purpose of the Group is to tell the story of Joseph Thomson, Penpont's most famous son who was born in Sundial Cottage and to find a place for archives relating to Joseph and the Thomson family as well as other local heritage resources.

Just Breathe 02

Palmerston Park, Dumfries, DG2 9BA
Just Breathe O2
Just Breathe O2 has been created in order to provide oxygen therapy treatment for clients of all ages from across the Dumfries and Galloway region and beyond who live with a wide range of medical conditions, ranging from ME, cancer, and Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's and M.S. through to cerebral palsy, diabetes, individuals recovering from major trauma and athletes looking to speed up the recovery process of injuries. The oxygen therapy will be delivered as the core element of Just Breathe O2, with a view to collaborating with other like minded organisations, in order to build a range of accessible therapies designed to complement and benefit the individuals.
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Kate’s Kitchen

Kate’s Kitchen, The Old Bank, 52 High Street, Annan DG12 6AN
Kate's Kitchen logo
Kate’s Kitchen is a Community Food Hub serving the people of Annandale and Eskdale.  We are open 4 days per week Tuesday to Friday and provide the following services:- Hot Food / Food Parcels / Benefit, Housing and Jobsearch support / Garden, Yoga, Walking, Wellbeing and Arts and Crafts weekly groups.

Key Community Supports

The Square, 70 Renton Street, Glasgow, G4 0HT
Key supports adults and young people with disabilities and long-term conditions throughout Scotland. We believe that good support is essential for a good life and we work alongside each person we support, and their family, to help them live life to the full.

Kippford Improvement Association & Village Hall

Kippford Association, Annick Cottage, Dalbeattie, DG5 4LG
The Association exists to represent the Villagers and look after the interests of the village and to manage the village hall and other assets. This includes providing recreational facilities and organising cultural and social activities.

Kirkcolm Community Trust

A Trust with the aim of developing the community of Kirkcolm in the west of Dumfries and Galloway.

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Senior Citizens Outing Association

10 Nith Buildings, Kelloholm, Sanquhar, DG4 6LS
The Association exists to represent the Villagers and look after the interests of the village and to manage the village hall and other assets. This includes providing recreational facilities and organising cultural and social activities.

Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society

Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society
The Society was started initially with the aim of recording the natural and cultural heritage of the village, and then to raise awareness of the area’s heritage to locals and visitors alike. It now also looks at regeneration and conservation.

Kirkcowan Community Development Trust

Machars Action, 26 South Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9EH
Kirkcowan Community Development Trust administers windfarm benefit money for and behalf of Kirkcowan Community Council area.

Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band

We are an enthusiastic Grade 4A pipe band from Dumfries & Galloway, who participate in events throughout the year, from international competitions to local gala days and everything in between. We offer tuition to all ages and abilities and are always looking to welcome new members - pipers, drummers or supporters.

Kirkcudbright Forum

The Forum is a voluntary group, which seeks to improve the economic, social, physical and cultural development of Kirkcudbright for the benefit of its local community.

Kirkcudbright Skate Park

The aim of Kirkcudbright Skatepark is to provide a dedicated, safe, sociable and enjoyable outdoor facility for young people to play and exercise in the town of Kirkcudbright. The project encourages an active, outdoor lifestyle to benefit all ages from toddlers to teenagers in a rural community. The project aims to deliver this to the many skaters, bikers, scooters and boarders who already exist and skate around the streets in the centre of town (total population approx 3000, with 250 in primary school and 460 in secondary school, as well as visiting friends and family and tourists) providing a place which is suitable for their needs whilst encouraging more and more young people to become active and continue an active lifestyle all the way through their lives. With limited youth support in town (the local Youth Drop In has now closed) the skate park aims to create a social space where young people of all ages and from communities outwith the immediate town, can interact and feel supported. The space earmarked for the project (Gartshore Park) is already an extensive, designated recreational space for community purpose yet is under used with very few facilities and so this project would look to increase the potential of this space for a skate park in a great location which would be used by a significant number of local and neighbouring families as well as visiting families to the town.

Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool

As well as the pool we have a sauna and fitness suite. These facilities are available during pool opening hours. We have a new improved spectator area with self service tea and coffee facilties.

Kirkpatrick Durham Recreation Association

Smithy House, 43 St David Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HE
The Association aims to improve a community park by installing outdoor play equipment, providing permanent toilets, upgrading an existing community building on the site and improving access. The project aims to encourage more local people to use the park, improve a community space and improve the community's health/well being.

Knockengorroch CIC

Knockengorroch CIC, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 3TJ
Knockengorroch Festivals were born from a love of the land, excellent roots music and celebrating the good times. We present unparalleled music, arts and workshops in a beautiful mountain riverside meadow. We are one of the most beautiful and unique festival venues in the UK. Our festival commemorates and celebrates the history and the people that once lived in our valley, in former times an entire village. We are a festival run by a family, for families, in the very broadest sense of the word.

Langholm Daycentre

The centre provides care and support to help people stay in their own homes for longer. We provide lunches, transport and a variety of activities to prevent social isolation. Many of our classes also promote health and wellbeing.

Langholm Playcare

The Community Centre, Charles Street, Langholm, DG13 0AA
The play and learning opportunities offered are aimed to help children develop to the best of their ability.  We aim to provide continuity of childcare delivered by professional, qualified staff tailored to the child’s individual needs. 

Langholm Town Band

Kernigal, Walter Street, Langholm DG13 0AX
Keeping over 200 years of brass band music alive.  Everyone is welcome to join the band, young and old.  Tuition, instrument and uniform is FREE.

Leonard Cheshire

Murrayburgh House, 17 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6DD
Leonard Cheshire Logo
Leonard Cheshire is the UK's leading voluntary sector provider of care and support services to disabled people. Currently supporting 21,000 disabled people across over 150 homes and services in the UK. Also operating internationally in over 50 countries throughout the world. For volunteering opportunities in Dumfries and Galloway, contact Bill.Milven@leonardcheshire.org Regional Office, Hestan House, Crichton Business Park, Dumfries, DG1 4TA; 07980 577 430

Leswalt Community Association

The Association aims to promote the area by staging different events that will appeal to a wide cross section of village and maintain the hall.

Let’s Get Biking

Weekly cycle sessions for adults and children with additional needs.

Let’s Get Sporty

c/o Georgetown Community Centre, Georgetown Road, Dumfries, DG1 4DF
Let?s Get Sporty are a local Community Interest Company (CIC) which aims to provide young people in Dumfries & Galloway the opportunity to enjoy and learn about sport. As a non-for-profit organisation, all the income we generate gets reinvested in the community. We target all people throughout the community from 1½ years old to get involved with sport. We encourage participants to get engaged in sport as often as possible not only to improve a much publicised need for a healthy lifestyle but also to develop social skills, teamwork, problem solving and coordination that can be used throughout all of life?s daily challenges. For 16-24 year olds, we offer our fantastic Sport Leader programme. An opportunity for young people to come and gain experiences in the world of sport not only through developing coach education but learning how the business runs through administration, marketing, customer service and strategic planning. Since we started, we have successfully helped 22 out of our 23 Sport Leaders go on to find employment or go on to further education.

LGBT Youth Scotland

DG1 Leisure, Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT
LGBT Youth Scotland logo.
LGBT Youth Scotland are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.

Lingo Flamingo

Lingo Flamingo is a not-for-profit language school tackling dementia through language learning. Our classes are good for the brain and good for the banter providing tailored foreign language workshops to vulnerable adults to help battle against Dementia.

Living Streets Scotland

The UK charity for Everyday Walking. Our mission; to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.

Local Initiatives in New Galloway (LING)

C/O The Post Office, High Street, New Galloway, DG7 3RL
LING (Local Initiatives in New Galloway)
LING's purpose is to support a thriving community in New Galloway and Kells Parish:
  • creating and sustaining places and spaces that meet people’s expectations for comfort and accessibility;
  • enabling more people to access and participate in a wide range of activities and events of their choosing, reducing isolation and promoting companionship, support and entertainment;
  • preserving and restoring  indoor and outdoor spaces of social, architectural and environmental importance, particularly where they can serve as key assets for the wider Glenkens Community.

Loch Arthur Camphill Community Limited

The Office Loch Arthur Camphill Community, Dumfries, DG2 8JQ
Loch Arthur is a Camphill Community that includes people with a learning disability and offers a shared way of life in a modern rural community working to create authentic social integration.

Loch Ryan Sailing Club

Sailing & Water sports Club

Lochmaben Church of Scotland

Bracklinn, 16 Ravenhill, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1QZ
Church of Scotland in Lochmaben

Lochmaben Friendship Group

4 Mill Road, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1PZ
Membership of the Lochmaben Friendship Group is open to anyone who is aged 60 and over. Meetings take place at 1.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month in the Portacabin in the Primary School playground. The session runs from September to May each year.

Lochside Community Association

Rankine Avenue, Lochside, Dumfries, DG2 9NS
Lochside Community Association are the managers and operators of Lochside Community Centre. The centre is available to hire for use by local community groups and organisations, as well as for meetings, dances, birthday parties and more.

Lockerbie Christmas Lights

65 Park Place, Lockerbie, DG11 2HN

Lockerbie Golf Club

Lockerbie Golf Club was founded in 1889 and is a pleasant parkland course with a par 67. It was designed by the legendary James Braid.

Lockerbie Ice Rink

Lockerbie Ice Rink logo
Lockerbie Ice Rink's purposes are in relation to sport, and primarily, the sports of Curling and Skating. The curling school is an arm of the charity and they provide coaching to all age groups and abilities from primary school childeren to senior citizens.

Lockerbie Men’s Shed

Lockerbie Men's Shed
A place for skill sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects.

Lockerbie Old School

The Lockerbie Old School project was conceived in 2013 after the Council made it known that the old Dryfesdale School in Lockerbie was surplus to their requirements. A group of local residents felt it should be saved and turned into a valuable community resource for the town and the surrounding area. In Autumn 2020, the Old School was transferred into the charity's ownership. Plans for the building are currently being finalised and funding sought. We hope to create a versatile welcoming facility offering a multipurpose 'white box', meeting rooms, arts and crafts area and theatre space for the community plus rentable offices, therapeutic areas and calm spaces. We hope to open our doors in 2024.

Lockerbie Scout Group (9th Dumfriesshire)

The Lockerbie (9th Dumfriesshire) Scout Group has always been very active and at the centre of community life in and around Lockerbie. We currently have a membership of over 150 young people from the surrounding area spread across 4 sections. We have a Beaver Colony for ages 6 to 8, a Cub Packs for ages 8 to 10½ and a Scout Troops for ages 10 and a half to 14. We also support a number of district based groups: Young Leaders aged 14 to 18, Explorer Scouts and Network.

Lockerbie Squash and Racketball Club

To promote squash racket ball plus table tennis and benefits of the sport in friendship health and fitness.

Lockerbie Town Hall Management Committee

Lockerbie Town Hall, High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2ES
Lockerbie Town Hall is run by the volunteer Management Committee and has been at the heart of Lockerbie since the 1890s offering rooms for the community for local clubs, meetings and events. A range of rooms is on offer from large multipurpose rooms, which can host weddings, concerts, sports or conferences, to small meeting rooms. The booking office is open Mon-Fri 9-11am.

Loreburn Housing Association

Loreburn Housing Association
The registered charity and social landlord was first established in 1982 and now owns and manages over 2500 homes across Dumfries and Galloway, from Langholm in the east to Stranraer in the west, with many developments in the rural communities of the region.

Machars Action Ltd

26 South Main Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 9EH
Machars Action
Machars Action offer support, services and information to local communities, community organisations, local charities and visitors to the area of Mid Galloway. They provide serviced office accommodation to a number of charities and have a dedicated training/meeting room available for let. They also promote the area and act as a Visitor Information Point assisting visitors to the Machars, and providing a comprehensive Events Guide which lets visitors and residents know what's happening in the area.

Marie Curie

One Embassy Gardens, 8 Viaduct Gardens, London SW11 7BW
EH10 7DR
Marie Curie logo
Our services help people living with any terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have left.

Massive Outpouring of Love

West Kirkcarswell House, Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QW
MOOL Massive outpouring of love
Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) is a SCIO dedicated to helping displaced people in need wherever they are, be that locally or across the globe; while ensuring that the human element of the situation is at the heart of all we do.

Maxwell Memorial Hall Hall Kirkgunzeon

The organisation's purpose is to provide recreational facilities for the community of Kirkgunzeon and surrounding area by promoting, developing and maintaining Maxwell Memorial Hall as a focal point for recreational and social facilities.

Midsteeple Quarter

The Midsteeple, High Street, 1st Floor, Dumfries DG1 2BH
Midsteeple Quarter logo
Midsteeple Quarter is a Community Benefit Society set up and run by the people of Dumfries. Our aim is to help shape a new future for our town centre; one that responds to the needs of our community and is run for their benefit. Our core principle is that local people have the innovative solutions for our town and that a significant local stake in the future of the town through community ownership and control is the best route towards a sustainable prosperity that is shared fairly amongst everyone. We currently own 6 buildings on the high street with one being redeveloped and 4 being repaired and available for meanwhile uses.

Moffat Community Woodlands

Moffat Community Woodlands
The advancement of community development, including the advancement of rural regeneration; • The advancement of education; • The advancement of citizenship; • The advancement of environmental protection or improvement; • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended.

Moffat Museum

Harthope House, Churchgate, Moffat, DG10 9EG
Moffat Museum
Moffat Museum aims to inspire both visitors and locals by providing access to the collection housed both within the museum and out with its walls. These goals are achieved through continual support by volunteers and the passion, knowledge and experience they contribute to this charity run organisation.

Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust

To refurbish and redevelop the Town Hall for the benefit of the Community of Moffat and District. To provide a vibrant centre for the people of Moffat and District and visitors - To provide a genuinely multifunctional space with extended opening hours where people will wish to come to and to spend time in - To provide a one-stop customer service centre which includes Council services, library, tourist information, event bookings, advice etc - To provide a range of events which are attractive to audiences - To aid in the maintenance and regeneration of Moffat as both a residential and tourist destination - To ensure financial success and continuity for the future

Moniaive Playcare

Moniaive Playcare
Moniaive Playcare provides Early Learning and Childcare in the village of Moniaive in Dumfries and Galloway. Our services include Nursery, Stay and Play and Out of School Care (breakfast and Afterschool). We are run by a committee of volunteers and work in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council We are especially lucky to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and a vibrant community. We strive to make creative play and community involvement our priority. We provide the children who attend a safe, healthy, welcoming and stimulating environment which offers learning through play. We promote free flow learning (both indoors and out) which allows children the opportunity to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity whilst fostering independence ,wellbeing and resilience. We take part in many Community events such as Galas and Festivals and have excellent links with the Primary School. We see ourselves as an integral part of Village Life.

Mossburn Community Farm

Mossburn Animal Centre, Hightae, Lockerbie, DG11 1LE
Mossburn Community Farm is an animal sanctuary which also provides various services within the community such as providing a range of animal assisted therapy programmes and socialisation groups and work experience and volunteering placements for young people and adults of all abilities. We are also open to any visitors daily from 10am-4pm free of charge to come along and meet the animals.

Mossdale Village Hall

Mossdale Village Hall, Mossdale, Castle Douglas, DG7 2NF
Village hall in Mossdale used for a varierty of local activities.

Mull of Galloway Trust

Mull of Galloway, Drummore, Stranraerr
Community Trust for the benefit of residents of Kirkmaiden Parish.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Dumfries and District Branch

As a National Charity, MS Scotland aims to support people affected by Multiple Sclerosis through its local branches. The Dumfries and District Branch of the MS Society aims to provide local people with contacts, through fundraising events;on a one to one basis (i.e. home visits) or over the phone. A newsletter informs members of national and local issues and events. We need people to plan and publicise these events, encourage and befriend members who have MS and keep the Branch to develop its services.
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National Trust for Scotland – Broughton House

National Trust for Scotland
Revealing the life and work of EA Hornel as an artist, collector and antiquarian. The house contains a unique collection of books, china, furniture and works of art. His vast library and archive is regularly used by visiting scholars, and includes one of the world's largest collections of works by Robert Burns as well as rare documents on Galloway's rich history.

National Trust for Scotland – Threave Garden

Threave Garden and Nature Reserve, Castle Douglas, DG7 1RX
National Trust for Scotland
A garden for all seasons and a haven for wildlife, with an osprey platform and bat reserve.

New Galloway Community Enterprises Ltd

Community Shop, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RS
New Galloway Community Enterprises works with the people of New Galloway to revitalise and sustain the economic and social well-being of our community. Currently this involves operating a community shop, running self catering accommodations and employing a community engagement worker.

Newton Stewart Football Club

Blairmount Park, Doonhill Wood, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NU
Newton Stewart F.C. were founded in 1880 and the team currently plays in the South of Scotland League. The Creesiders play home games at Blairmount Park.

Newton Stewart Initiative

Newton Stewart Centre, Church Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 6ER
Newton Stewart Initiative
Newton Stewart Initiative is a community organisation with charitable status, reformed in February 2014 to regenerate our town, involving as many people and groups as possible. NSI aims to develop community facilities, support community led initiatives, businesses and regeneration projects, youth, arts and sports projects and any other project that benefits the community living and working in and around Newton Stewart .

Nith Catchment Fishery Trust

37 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1ED
Nith Catchment Fishery Trust
Formed to conserve and enhance all native freshwater fish and their habitats located within the inland and coastal waters of the River Nith catchment and the jurisdictional area of the Nith District Salmon Fishery Board.

Nith Inshore Rescue

Nith Inshore Rescue, Lifeboat Station, Glencaple, Dumfries, DG1 4RD
Nith Inshore Rescue
Nith Inshore Rescue is an independent voluntary Lifeboat / Water Rescue Service. Our role is to provide search-and-rescue services covering upper North East Solway, Inland rivers and lochs. Our unpaid crew are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Noblehill and Parkhead Community Development Association

Noblehill & Parkhead Community Development Association was formed by local people on the 23rd June 2017 in response to Dumfries and Galloway Council's decision to sell Common Good land at Parkhead to Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership. The Council took this decision without any meaningful engagement with the local community.

Old Luce Development Trust

Public Hall, 22 Main Street, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, DG8 0PR
Old Luce Development Trust
The Old Luce Development Trust is a registered charity that aims to improve the social and economic outcomes within the Old Luce Parish. It was set up with the impetus that the community benefits from the surrounding wind farm developments to invest in the community to build opportunities, and develop capacity to improve the social, built and natural environments.

Outdoor Woodland Learning Scotland

Scottish Forestry, Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh, EH12 7AT
Dumfries and Galloway Outdoor and Woodland Learning Group
Dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland’s outdoor environments for learning. Our aims are:
  • Increasing first hand learning experiences.
  • Supporting Learning for Sustainability
  • Improving health and well being through outdoor learning
  • Increasing skills, knowledge and understanding of outdoor environments

Outpost Arts

OutPost Hub, ​Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Rd, ​Langholm, DG13 0ES
Outpost Arts
Our mission is to deliver a meaningful, contemporary and diverse programme of arts - offering high quality creative programmes that support rural regeneration and community resilience, and benefits the health and wellbeing of people of all ages.

Paragon Music

Grierson House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZE
Paragon Music create inclusive learning and performance environments where people from all walks of life and with a wide range of additional support needs, can come together, develop new skills, meet new friends and discover their true potential through dance and music.

Parents Inclusion Network

Provide a support, advocacy and information network, within Dumfries and Galloway, for children and young people affected by disability and their carers. Act as a training resource on issues that affect the daily lives of children and young people for people affected by disability and their carers. Raise the profile of the voices of children and young people affected by disability and their carers within the public, private and voluntary sectors. The organisation of recreational activities, with object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the activities are primarily intended.

Performance Collective Stranraer

Performance Collective Stranraer
Performance Collective Stranraer [PCS] is a development organisation created to nurture, promote and sustain rural theatre artists from Southwest Scotland – primarily Dumfries and Galloway, and South Ayrshire. These areas have little-to-no artistic training provision and we exist to bridge the gap between youth theatre and the professional performance industry – turning artistic outlets/hobbies into viable career-paths. Founded in 2017, PCS is run by project producer Carolyn Yates and artistic director Sarah Rose Graber. PCS runs regular residential Artistic Development Labs [in collaboration with Wigtown Festival Company, we deliver an annual Mentoring Programme, we host masterclasses, workshops, theatre trips and create new theatre productions. We work regularly with regional partners Theatre Royal Dumfries, Ryan Centre Stranraer and our primary funder The Holywood Trust. We have previously collaborated with the National Theatre of Scotland and YTAS/Chrysalis Festival, we have toured productions regionally and nationally, we have two current associate artists Drew Taylor-Wilson and Fraser Macleod [who help to deliver our output alongside Sarah Rose Graber] and as part of our annual mentoring programme we work with 10 leading industry professionals.

Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

Moat Brae
The organisation is the Peter Pan Brae Trust, a company limited by guatantee with charitable status. It has successfully saved Moat Brae House in George Strret, Dumfries from demolition and will house Scotland's first centre for Children's literature which will provide artistic, educational and liesure opportunities for children, families and visitors celebrate the wonderful world of Children's literature. It will also house facilities to generate income to ensure economic liability.

Portpatrick Community Development Trust ( SCIO)

7A Main Street, Portpatrick
Portpatrick Community Development Trust logo
Portpatrick Community Development Trust is a community-based organisation that exists solely for the benefit of the Community in which it operates. The Trust’s aims and objectives include the provision of social and community facilities, environmental, heritage and cultural improvements, youth development and support to local people, groups and businesses.

Potters Garden

A garden/training centre specifically for people with learning disabilities.

Propagate (Scotland) CIC

Ironmacannie Mill Cottage, Balmaclellan, DG7 3QS
Propagate is a collective of folk supporting the emergence of ideas, solutions and practical projects around themes of food, communities and resilience.
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ReDress Scotland (Dumfries Slow Fashion Movement CIC)

ReDress Scotland
Dumfries Slow Fashion Movement CIC  exist to encourage a zero waste approach to clothing choices that focuses on creativity, reuse, recycling, and circularity. They provide platforms for showcasing local talent in fashion and related creative industries; educate and inform on environmental and ethical issues surrounding the fashion industry; and encourage creativity, provide inspiration, workshops, training and mentoring opportunities in creative industries.

Relationships Scotland Dumfries and Galloway

Relationships Scotland Dumfries and Galloway
Relationships Scotland provides a counselling service to individuals and couples who are experiencing or have experienced difficulties in their marriages or other adult relationships. (Couple Counselling is the Scottish equivalent of Relate). Incorporating relate, couple counselling and family mediation. Child Contact Centre and Sexual Relationship Therapy.

Respite Now c.i.c

Respite Now
Respite Now offers a range of services and products that are available to people with learning & other disabilities, their family, friends and supporters.

RH Youth Organisation

The RH Youth Organisation has two groups under its name, a Theatre Group and an Outdoor Adventure Group. We are a charitable organisation  that offers children and young people between 4-17 years old a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment to enable them to build confidence, social skills, life skills and independence.

River Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust

Auchenleck Lodge Newton Stewart DG8 7AA
This is a community- led conservation project, initiated by local people who have a passion to improve the health of their river.

River of Life Church

River of Life Centre, Dumfries Station, Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LU
The River of Life Church is full of people from all walks of life who want their lives to really mean something. Each of us have come to a real, life-changing experience of the love of God, which is hard to put into words. All we can say is it has to be experienced to be understood.

Riverside Day Centre

The Riverside Centre, Riverside Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NQ
Open weekdays 9pm-4pm. The Riverside provides a place for older people to meet in warm, friendly surroundings. Less able members are provided with a bus service to and from the day centre. Upon arrival at the member's house, a staff member or a volunteer will enter the house and ensure it is safe. Bus remit extends from Isle of Whithorn to Gatehouse of Fleet, Glentrool and Kirkcowan. Staff assist people with toileting and personal hygiene. Throughout the day members area offered food and drink from a breakfast menu (9.30am-11.30am);morning tea and coffee and then Lunch which is prepared by a cook and kitchen assistant. In doing this they also offer a Healthy option in line with the Healthy Living award. Entertainment and activities are laid on every day after lunch. This also features bingo, dominoes, music, films, and New Age Curling. In addition members run Ceilidh dances on alternate Thursday evenings. Free wireless internet and access to computers are available as well as classes in computer and mobile phone use provided through Building Healthy Communities. The centre also benefits from weekly visits from a fully qualified hairdresser and beautician for a small fee. Annual member is £50 open to anyone over 60.


Lockerbie Town Hall, High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2ES
To give people an entertaining event to look forward to, bringing top acts to the town from around the country and including local acts too. This gives the bands new audiences to play in front of. Also with the bands I am able to attract to the town it brings folk from elsewhere to the town, promoting Lockerbie in a positive manner.

Rokpa Trust

Montegomery Way, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2RW
Rokpa Trust is the charitable organisation responsible for Kagyu Samye Ling, which is the headquarters. Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training, known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition. It offers instruction in Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts.

Royal British Legion Scotland

New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4HQ
The largest ex-service membership charity in Scotland. Providing comradeship, support and a voice for veterans.

Royal Four Towns Hall Association

  • Hall available for hire to the public with a modern kitchen and heating system. Variety of groups held for the community.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

RNID, the charity working to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. They campaign for an inclusive society, connect people to practical advice, and pioneer new treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

7 Ladyburn Court, Irvine, KA11 2BH
RNIB provides practical support, advice, products and services to anyone living with sight loss.


The Rural Centre, Edinburgh, EH28 8LT
RSABI provides financial and practical support and friendship to over 600 individuals and their families across a range of occupations with the common theme of working on the land in Scotland.


RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve - Southwick - Dumfries -DG2 8AH
The RSPB is a charity for the conservation of birds and nature. We bring people together who love birds and other wildlife, and who want to take action to restore the health and diversity of the natural world. One of their local bases is in Mersehead Nature Reserve. Situated on the scenic north shore of the Solway coast, Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl and year-round bird and wildlife-watching. Still a working farm, this reserve boasts a wide variety of different habitats and wildlife, from Barnacle Geese in the autumn and winter and Lapwings and Natterjacks Toads in the spring and summer. It's a stunning example of freshwater wetland habitats, wide expanses of intertidal sand and mudflats, woodland, farmland and of course a fabulous beach. In spring, the air is filled with birdsong as birds compete to establish territories and attract a mate. And you can listen for the croaks of rare Natterjack Toads on the sand dunes come evening. In summer, look out for young birds making their first venture into the world. Autumn brings large movements of migrating birds, including huge flocks of wintering Barnacle Geese. In the winter, see mumurations of Starling swirling around the reedbed as they come into roost.


Sacro, National Office, 29 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities. Sacro provides a wide range of direct, innovative services in Community Justice, Public Protection, Care and Housing. Our services are designed to help build safe communities by reducing conflict, helping people to avoid getting caught up in the criminal justice system, and supporting people whose lives are in crisis. The organisation works with a broad range of people, including those harmed by crime and those responsible for that harm, people who are at risk and in need of support, protection and care.

Samaritans of Dumfries

Hestan House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
We are a small but enthusiastic group of local volunteers who provide a telephone, email and written service to anyone in need of emotional support.

Sanquhar Bowling Club

Bowling club established in 1871.

Sanquhar Royal Burgh March Riding Association

Council Chambers, 102 High Street, Sanquhar, DG4 6DZ
Monthly meetings in Council Chambers second Tuesday of each month at 7.15pm. All meetings open to the general public.

Scottish Childminding Association

Scottish Childminding Association Argyll Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TY
Scottish Childminding Association
Dedicated to supporting all aspects of childminding. We provide a diverse range of support and professional services for our members and the wider childminding community. Crucially, we provide a voice for professional childminding in Scotland. By working in partnership with the Scottish Government, local authorities and others, we help influence the development and implementation of policy and standards to ensure they are well informed by the experiences of professional childminders in Scotland.

Scottish Community Development Network

196 Annan Road, Dumfries, DG1 3HE
Scottish Community Development Network
The Scottish Community Development Network is open to anyone with an interest in community development in Scotland. We support community development practitioners from across sectors and in a range of roles to work with and within communities.

Scottish Rural Action

SRA seeks to be a powerful voice for rural Scotland by influencing policy and campaigning.

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH4 6NF
Manage wildlife reserves throughout Scotland. Help others to enjoy wildlife. Campaigns on behalf of wildlife.

Scout Association (Dumfriesshire District)

"The Scout Association" for the purpose of promoting the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Sense Scotland – Dumfries and Galloway

Sense Scotland, Touchbase Glasgow, 43 Middlesex Street, Glasgow, G41 1EE
Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginnings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deafblindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland.

Shambellie House Trust

Shambellie House, New Abbey, Dumfries, DG2 8HQ
Shambellie House Trust
A creative centre offering workshops, events and activities in applied crafts, photography and film, textiles and quilting, visual arts, outdoors and the environment. Workshops for all ages and abilities take place year-round with a focus on wellbeing by offering the chance to relax, learn and enjoy in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Shambellie House.  Bookings via the website.


c/o Sonas, Stapleton Road, Annan, DG12 6FB
SHAP is a partnership of organisations, groups and community members working to improve the quality of life of people living in Annandale and Eskdale and address inequalities across the area.


Merrick House, The Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
Shax Logo
We provide practical help to people facing crisis through poverty and/or homelessness. Alongside this we also provide volunteering and work placement opportunities for local people. At SHAX, we work in partnership with a range of local support agencies and personnel to alleviate the hardship of people affected by homelessness through the provision of personal and household essentials particularly to meet crisis need as and when it arises.

Solway Credit Union

The Hub, 24-26 Friars Vennel, Dumfries, DG1 2RL
The Credit Union is a self help savings and loans co-operative set up for the mutual benefit of all its members. It aims to: Encourage members to save regularly. Provide loans to members at reasonable rate of interest. Encourage sound personal finance management.

Solway Firth Partnership

Solway Firth Partnership is an independent charity that works to support a vibrant and sustainable local economy while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character, heritage and natural features of our marine and coastal area. We do this by working with people on both sides of the Solway Firth and further afield on a wide range of projects. We also contribute to development of policies for management of the coast and sea. We aim to engage with as many people as possible to help ensure that local views shape the future of the area.

Solway Sinfonia

The Solway Sinfonia is a not for profit amateur orchestra with members drawn from the south of Scotland and north of England. Although it is an amateur orchestra, many of its members have made their careers in music and all play to at least around Grade 7. The aim of the orchestra’s members is to attain a high standard of musicianship in concerts with two major concerts per year, as well as one or two smaller ones. Rehearsals are limited to about six in order that the music making is fresh and fun.

South Machars Community Centre

South Machars Community Centre
Managing a community building that provides affordable facilities for a range of activities, that is fully inclusive and accessible to the local community.

South of Scotland Beekeepers Association

BeeSpace Training Apiary, Killylung, Holywood, Dumfries, DG2 0RL
South of Scotland Beekeepers Association
The members of the South of Scotland Beekeepers Association are a group of enthusiastic hobby and professional beekeepers offering help, advice and support for local beekeepers, beginners and intermediate with training and development.

South of Scotland Community Housing

c/o Montpeliers, 1 Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart, DG8 6EQ
South of Scotland Community Housing
SOSCH provides expert advice and support to community organisations at each vital stage of a community-led housing project, from the very first spark of inspiration through to the completion of homes. An award winning Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), we work with community organisations in order to appraise localised housing issues and identify solutions within the wider context of community-ownership of land and assets and Land Reform. We support communities to deliver housing as an element of community- led regeneration, both within rural and urban locations and including mixed-use developments.

South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

Provides free, confidential, support, advocacy and information to anyone (age 12 and over) affected by any form of sexual violence. We can offer support whether the abuse happened recently or a long time ago, whether it happened once or often, and whether or not it was reported to the police. Our helpline is open on 01387 253113 every day from 9am to 5pm. If we are not able to answer the phone, and if it is safe for you to leave your details, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership

South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership, Girvan Station, Vicarton Street, Girvan, KA26 9JF
The South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation that aims to engage people in their local railway across Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. Our area includes 17 stations from Stranraer in the far south west to Ayr and Kilmarnock in the north then south again to Dumfries and east to Gretna Green on the Anglo-Scottish border.

Southern Uplands Partnership

Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Lindean, Galashiels, TD1 3PE
The Southern Uplands Partnership is a rural development charity, started by local people keen to keep the communities and countryside of the south of Scotland alive and healthy. The Partnership represents all sorts of people, as well as government bodies, agencies and councils. Anyone who is committed to the future of the South of Scotland is invited to join.

Space to Grow, Moffat

Old Church Dept, Annanside, Moffat, DG10 9HB
Space to Grow Moffat is an environmental and community organisation. We are developing allotments and community fruit sections outside and currently let part of our buildings to small community businesses. We are working to identify funding that will allow us to develop and restore the main building, with a view to providing suitable units for craft workers, small businesses and community use. We are completely volunteer-run and welcome enquiries from people in the DG10 area who would be interested in supporting and helping our work.

Spinal Injuries Scotland

Spinal Injuries Scotland Fullarton Court (Unit C) 11 Drumhead Place Glasgow
G32 8EY
Spinal Injuries Scotland is a charity that wants to make a difference in society. They are ambitious to achieve positive change so that people with a spinal cord injury can live their daily lives in a more equal environment. Their Vision and Mission Statement looks towards a more inclusive society. To create a society without barriers, giving opportunity for all people regardless of their disability status. Spinal Injuries Scotland have a clear stated vision to act and an ‘agent of change’ and a mission statement which details the specific areas in which they seek to achieve that change.

Sports Driving Unlimited

Sports Driving Unlimited provides disabled people of all ages with the fun, excitement and health benefits of taking part in sports carriage driving. We blend the exhilaration, excitement and adrenalin-rush of sports carriage driving with the expertise of developing individual confidence, motivation and achievement. We use the operating name ‘Sports Driving Unlimited’ to put into words our belief that anyone with a physical or mental impairment can take part in sports carriage driving and benefit from therapeutic contact with ponies.


Cooper's Hall, 13 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4TH
Working nationally across the UK and Ireland, our work is built around three key areas:
  • Employability training programmes – helping disadvantaged people gain soft and hard skills, industry insight, and work placement opportunities- leading to overall improved wellbeing, enhanced employability, and transition to positive destinations including employment/further education/an apprenticeship/etc.
  • Education programmes – working with schools, colleges and universities to enhance curriculum teaching delivered to students – helping them gain key industry insight and skills development required for the transition from education to employment
  • Careers resources and advice – providing specialist careers activities online, face-to-face and at careers events.

St John Scotland, Dumfries

St John’s House,21 St John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8DG
St John Scotland
Whether providing CPR training, increasing public access to defibrillators, being Community First Responders or transporting patients to hospitals, St John Scotland is there when it matters most.

St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

St John the Evangelist, Dumfries, is a large, growing & active Christian church within the Scottish Episcopal Church, in partnership with the Methodist Church. We are a congregation, grouped around a Rector, which seeks to empower all its members, whether lay or ordained, to contribute to, and fully participate in, as many aspects of our worship, mission and collective life as possible; and we are blessed with a large number of such people, whose talents enable us to minister amongst ourselves and to others in many different ways.

Step Together

Step Together supports people facing social isolation to transform their lives through community volunteering.

Stewartry Care

Stewartry Care logo
Our dedicated and highly skilled team provide person centered care and support to enable and empower our service users to remain independent within their own homes. Services Support services can be tailored to meet your specific requirements .This may be anything from a short visit to assist with medication to assisting someone on a 24hour basis with complex care needs . Some of the services available are as follows Personal care Assistance to get washed and dressed ?including bathing, showering and washing your hair Help to go to the toilet including continence management which may involve stoma or catheter care Managing your medication, from simply ordering /collecting your prescriptions to administering your tablets. Application of creams and ointments in difficult to reach areas. Assistance with meal preparation and cooking. Help with domestic duties including light housework, laundry and ironin Socialising Companions can be arranged to assist with attending appointments, shopping visits or just to visit you at home and provide some company. We have our own wheelchair adapted vehicle which can be hired for variety of uses from excursions with your family to going to the hairdressers. Respite Care Care and support can be arranged for you in your own home, to allow your carer to have a well earned break from their caring role. Sleepover service is available 7 nights per week;a homecare worker will stay with you overnight to help if needed or just be there to provide peace of mind to you and/or your family Holiday Support Care can be provided if you are visiting beautiful Dumfries and Galloway on holiday or you wish a companion to go on holiday with you.

Stewartry U3A

Monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Parish Church, Queen Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1EG
u3a Stewartry
The Stewartry U3A is a lively and friendly organisation offering a wide range of study, creative and leisure groups. Our U3A was launched in the winter of 2009 and now has over 300 members and over 50 groups.

Stranraer and Rhins of Galloway Agricultural Society

Lochnaw Home Farm, Leswalt, Stranraer, DG9 0RW
Main activity is to organise and run annual Agricultural Show to promote Agriculture and Rural Life.

Stranraer Happy Hooves

Provide horse riding for therapy and fun for disabled adults and children to benefit their health and wellbeing.

Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust

The Millennium Centre, 75 George Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JP
Stranraer Millennium Centre
The Trust develops the community event centre providing a number of activities, including Bingo nights, fairs, concerts and performances. The centre also provides spaces for clubs, classes, meetings and weddings. The Centre is equipped with a kitchen, commercial bar, recording studio, dance studio with sprung floor, various sizes of event spaces, training spaces and lettable office spaces. The Centre is fully accessible with wide hallways, a lift and changing places bathroom.

Stranraer Water Sports Association

Stranraer Water Sports Association
Promoting water related sports and social activities to help develop Stranraer as a holiday destination.

Stranraer YMCA

We want all children and young people in Stranraer and the surrounding rural area to experience fun and support, through high quality play and learning opportunities; either individually, in groups or with their families and community.

Summerhill Community Centre

Summerhill Centre is based in Summerhill housing estate which is part of North West Dumfries area. There is no restrictions to who can attend Summerhill Centre. We aim to increase the communities capacity, abilities and knowledge. Empower towards independence. We do this through providing, organising or facilitating recreational and educational activities to improve the quality and conditions of life for members of the community
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Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust provide world-class cancer care and support in specialist units, local hospitals and in homes across the UK.

Terrence Higgins Trust

126 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RQ
Promoting sexual health and the eradication of HIV, and the empowerment of people living with blood-borne viruses.

The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company

272 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JF
Bunbury Banter are an award-winning theatre company based in Dumfries and Galloway, producing imaginative, immersive and engaging theatre of all kinds. Formed in 2006 by Ali Anderson-Dyer, Bunbury Banter make stories into accessible, shared experiences, with a sprinkling of magic. Their artistic projects often involve working with new writing but the company also experiments with other forms of theatrical performance and storytelling, outside the realms of the traditional theatre space. To date they have produced over eighty individual pieces of audio drama, several site-specific installations and staged many theatrical works. The company’s creative work has been enjoyed all over the world - our radio plays air worldwide and have received industry acclaim including winning the Best Short Drama in the British Public Radio Awards 2013 and previous nominations for both a Channel4 Talent Award and in the Radio Academy Awards 2012. Bunbury Banter also has a strong history of running creative learning programmes, classes, workshops and individual sessions across the UK.

The CatStrand Singers

Catstrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN

The Crichton Foundation

Browne House, Crichton University Campus, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ
The Foundation encourages local people, businesses and organisations to take an active interest in the Crichton Campus and help to achieve its charitable aims and objectives which are: • Creating a centre of academic excellence and enterprise in the South of Scotland • Increasing access to Higher Education • Providing awards and grants to students • Encouraging collaborative development between academic institutions • Raising and contributing funds for facilities on the Campus • Increasing awareness of the value of the Campus to the local economy

The EcoWeek Trust

Orbister, Old Bridge of Urr, Castle Douglas, DG7 3BZ
Enable children to contribute to the building of happy, resilient and sustainable communities.

The Eskdale Foundation

Eskdale Sports & Leisure Centre, Thomas Telford Road, Langholm. DG13 0BL
The Foundation aims to advance sustainable community development within the area of Eskdale. It owns the local charity shop and four apartments, profits from which are reinvested back into the community.

The Gatehouse Bunker

1 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP
The Gatehouse Bunker
The Gatehouse Bunker welcomes all children between Primary 3 and Primary 7 age groups. It provides a range of activities including art, baking, gardening, sports, nail art, games and movie matinees - the programme is led by the children’s own ideas. The Bunker also has a young leaders programme for young people aged 12-18 years to provide lifelong skills transferable to both future employment and higher education. The Bunker meets fortnightly on Friday evenings through term time.

The Holywood Trust

Hestan House, Crichton Business Park, Bankend Road, Dumfries. DG1 4TA
Holywood Trust logo
The Holywood Trust is a charitable organisation which aims to help young people in Dumfries and Galloway. It gives grants to individuals and organisations, creating opportunities for young people in the region. We want to help young people throughout Dumfries and Galloway fulfil their potential in cultural, educational and social aspects of their lives. We do this by providing financial grants to individual young people, and organisations which support or provide opportunities for young people in the region. We focus primarily on young people aged 15 to 25 years. However we will occasionally consider supporting vulnerable younger children for preventative measures in relation to health or social disadvantage, or if the activities are particularly inspirational!

The Hub Dumfries and Galloway

24-26 Friars Vennel, Dumfries, DG1 2RL
The Hub Dumfries and Galloway (t/a the hub- your community action centre) is a community anchor organisation based in Dumfries. We are a charity with a region-wide community development remit. We provide a co-working base with development support for community groups, voluntary sector organisations and non-profit distributing organisations. We also develop and deliver a range of projects and services locally and regionally. We currently deliver six social inclusion projects with more information on the website and how we can assist you and your local community.

The Langholm Alliance

Townhall, Market Place, Langholm, DG13 0JQ
DG13 0JH
Langholm Alliance logo
The Langholm Alliance is an umbrella community organisation approved by Scottish ministers to oversee the economic regeneration of our town by 2030. The Muckle Toon, as it is known locally, is surrounded by stunning countryside, rolling hills, rivers and forests and is home to some of Scotland’s best-loved wildlife. The wider community also has a rich history and heritage, as the birthplace of engineer Thomas Telford and poet Hugh MacDiarmid, the adopted home of the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, and the beating heart of Scotland’s textiles industry for centuries.

The Langholm Initiative

Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Road, Langholm, DG13 0ES
Langholm Initiative logo
An award-winning community development trust for Eskdale, based in Langholm and working to make the area a better place to live, work and visit. The initiative works with and for the communities of Eskdale and for over 25 years we have been at the forefront of development.

The Mill on the Fleet

Mill on the Fleet, High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2HS
Mill on the Fleet
The Mill on the Fleet is a large exhibition centre in a restored 18th century cotton mill. It hosts an annual programme of temporary exhibitions on two floors as well as core displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  It includes activities for children - dressing up, worksheets and other activities. The Gatehouse Tourist Information centre is based in the Mill, and the Mill also has a large shop showcasing regional arts and crafts, a large second-hand bookshop, and a café with riverside terrace. The Mill hosts live music events, talks and festivals throughout the season.  It is dog-friendly, and has a lift to all floors.  It should be noted that the lift is quite small and is a bit tight for larger powered wheelchairs, however both the ground floor and middle floor can be accessed directly from the outside.

The Museum, Newton Stewart

York Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6HH
Newton Stewart Museum is a uniquely valuable economic, cultural and educational asset to the Wigtown area. An increasingly popular visitor attraction, it is working hard to expand its function as a resource capable of meeting the needs of many different groups in our local community through our expanding programme of visits, collaboration and outreach.

The People’s Project

The People's Project recognises this fact and asks you to embrace that philosophy in an effort to improve the quality of life for every person living locally.

The Robert Burns Ellisland Trust

Ellisland Museum and Farm, Holywood Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0RP
Robert Burns Ellisland Trust
We are the charity which safeguards the only home built by Robert Burns and the place where he wrote a quarter of his work - including Auld Lang Syne and Tam o Shanter. Robert Burns Ellisland Museum & Farm near Dumfries is the best preserved of all Burns's homes and the place to see nature through his eyes. Our membership charity strives to keep the legacy of Robert Burns' time here alive for future generations, safeguarding the unspoiled setting and important collection in our museum.

The Salvation Army

Port Rodie, Stranraer, DG9 7EE / 15 Station Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2HA
Salvation Army
Worship services, Bible Study, spiritual support as well as practical support to the community.

The South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy

Pendennis, Whitepark Road, Castle Douglas, DG7 1NA
South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy
We aim to raise the standard of, to increase participation in, and to raise enthusiasm for piping and drumming in the South West of Scotland. We will work with pipe bands and schools and directly with individuals giving bagpipe lessons. We will draw on the entire piping and drumming community to find the best tuition for those in our region who wish to make their music the best it can be.

The Talking Newspaper Association for Dumfries and Galloway

34 Rotchell Park, Dumfries, DG2 7RJ
Using volunteer editors, readers, technicians and distributors we produce a weekly digest of news and announcements. This is sourced from eight local newspapers, read and digitally recorded onto USB sticks and distributed to visually impaired people in the region (currently ~200 people). We also produce a recording of longer articles sourced from local magazines and newspapers approximately every 8 weeks. We provide players and technical support to recipients and the service is completely free of charge. Our aim is to enable visually impaired people to feel more included in their local neighbourhood and region and to disseminate notices of services or social and cultural activities that might interest them.

Thornhill and District Music for All

Tinwald Parish Hall Committee

Trad Music Trust

The Vault Arts Centre, 40 Victoria Street Newton Stewart, DG8 6BT
Annual festival of traditional music and dance held in Newton Stewart & Minnigaff, Dumfries and Galloway. Live concerts, workshops, tune sessions, Highland dancing & piping competitions and pipe band.

Turning Point Scotland

54 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 1JL
Turning Point Scotland specialises in supporting people facing the most complex and challenging situations.

Upland Arts Development CIC

Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ
Upland logo
Upland is a bold, ambitious, rural-based visual art and craft development organisation based in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland. Our mission is to embrace a spirit of excellence, innovation and experimentation. We nurture, produce and promote visual art, design and craft, and raise the profile of the creative industries of our rural area in a national and international context. We support and promote visual artists, designers and makers by developing mutually supportive partnerships, and engaging with diverse communities and audiences.

Upper Eskdale Development Group

Eskdalemuir Community Hub, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, DG13 0QJ
The objects of the Company are to promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community in the Civil Parish of Eskdalemuir (referred to as “the Community”) and in particular: 4.1 To promote sustainable development within the Community, where 'sustainable development' means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, and which protects or improves the natural environment. 4.2 To provide recreational facilities and organise recreational activities in the interests of social welfare, available to members of the Community and the public at large, with the object of improving their conditions of life. 4.3 To advance environmental protection or improvement through the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities and through the preservation of buildings and sites of historic, architectural or other importance to the Community. 4.4 To advance education and in particular to promote opportunities for learning for the benefit of members of the Community and the general public. 4.5 To advance education through the promotion of the arts and culture.

Upper Nithsdale Arts and Crafts Community Initiative Limited

8-12 High Street, Sanquhar, DG4 6BL
Upper Nithsdale Arts and Craft Community Initiative (UNACCI) runs A’ The Airts, a Community Arts and Crafts Centre and Café nestled in the heart of Upper Nithsdale in Dumfries and Galloway. We support local communities by providing a place where arts and crafts groups and individuals of all ages can meet. Our Craft Shop sell goods provided by regional artists and crafters, professional and amateur alike, as well as knitwear from Sanquhar Pattern Designs, a community project using the historic Sanquhar knitting making modern garments and giftware. We have a ground floor café with free WiFi access where visitors can sit and relax. Additionally, we provide a venue to host a number of exhibitions and events, and school holiday programmes and after school workshops throughout the year in our craft rooms on the first floor and theatre space on the top floor, accessible by lift or stairs.

User and Carer Involvement

Kaleidoscope, Mountainhall, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4AL
User and Carer Involvement
A disabled people's organisation ensuring users and their carers have a voice.

Vegetarian for Life

A charity that works to educate on the needs of older vegans and vegetarians particularly those in residential care or hospital. We also provide publications, email advice, a list of vegan and vegetarian friendly care homes and subsidised catering training.

Victim Support Dumfries and Galloway

Victim Support Scotland is the leading charity dedicated to helping people affected by crime across Scotland. We support victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Our service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential. We offer bespoke support, personalised to the needs of each individual.

Visibility Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway Office, Mountainhall Treatment Centre, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4AP
Visibility Scotland seeks to listen, hear and respond to those living with a visual impairment by promoting an open environment, understanding culture and providing bespoke services. Visibility strives to enable individuals engaging with their services to understand their visual impairment and inform them of support available within the organisation and their local community. Visibility’s vision is for individuals to become more confident in identifying self-management strategies to enjoy living as independent lives as possible whilst living with a visual impairment.

Voluntary Health Scotland

18 York Place, Edinburgh

We are the national voice, intermediary and network for voluntary health organisations in Scotland. We’re passionate about what the voluntary health sector can achieve for people’s health and wellbeing. We work with our members and others to address health inequalities, to improve health related policy, systems and partnership working, and to help people and communities to live healthier and fairer lives.

Volunteering Matters

23 Hayweight House, Lauriston St., Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ
Supported volunteering to help 16-24 year olds get on in life.
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Wanlockhead Museum Trust

Wanlockhead Museum Trust, Visitor Centre, Wanlockhead, ML12 6UT
Museum of Lead Mining Wanlockhead
Discover the history surrounding Wanlockhead village, Lochnell Mine and the stories of the people who lived and worked there.

We Are With You

32 Charlotte Street, Stranraer, DG9 7EF / 79 Buccleuch Street DG1 2AB
We Are With You Logo
We Are With You provide services for anyone over 18 who is concerned about their own or someone else's drug or alcohol misuse.

West Galloway U3A

St John’s, North Strand Street, Stranraer DG9 7LD (above the library)
West Galloway u3a
We have a general meeting in St John’s, on the first Friday of every month, starting at 10am–10.30am, where we have a range of speakers. Members can also attend different groups such as walking, strolling, books, world food, gardening, explorers, film and arts and crafts. These groups are led by members and other groups may be formed at any time if members wish. Groups meet at different venues. Members are men and women who are no longer in fulltime employment. There are no skill or qualifications required to join. An annual membership fee now is £20 and there may be a small fee to cover hiring of a room for certain activities.

Westerkirk Parish Library Trust

Westerkirk Parish Library today is one of the oldest lending libraries in Scotland still lending books. It also still purchases a few books annually. It is managed by a group of Trustees who maintain the investment and building and who employ staff to take care of the grounds. The library is a treasure trove of old books. If you are interested in local history or tracing your family connections back to this area then this is a great place to lose yourself for a few hours, days...or years!

Whauphill Community Association

1 Curlew Close, Whauphill, Newton Stewart, DG8 9NN
We are a constituted group in Whauphill. Our activities are voluntary, with the aim to enhance the lives of the elderly residents and youth within our community.

Wigtown Agricultural Society

Bladnoch Park, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9AB
To advance citizenship and community development within Dumfries and Galloway and to provide recreational facilities all by the holding of an annual agricultural show in Wigtown, and to advance heritage and culture by educating the public in the local history and traditions of cattle breeding and animal husbandry unique to the area. The advancement of citizenship or community development, The advancement of public participation in sport, The provision of recreational facilities, or the organization of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended, The advancement of environmental protection or improvement, The advancement of animal welfare

Wigtown Festival Company

11 North Main Street, Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, DG8 9HN
As well as the annual Wigtown Book Festival which runs for ten days each year at the end of September, we deliver a programme of literature development activities across Dumfries & Galloway. We develop new audiences, help writers fulfil their potential, support the region's literature sector, cultivate a love of reading for pleasure in children and create opportunities for young people to enjoy and learn through writing and storytelling.

Wigtownshire and Stewartry Partnership (WASP)

4 Kirkland Terrace

Wigtownshire Community Transport

Barony College Garage, Stranraer, DG9 7AL
Wigtownshire Community Transport exists to enhance transport services in Wigtownshire through improved utilisation of existing vehicle and the removal of any duplication of transport activity. . .

Wigtownshire Sports Council

To distribute grant aid to local sports people and clubs in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council, to assist member organisations in accessing grant aid and other funding sources and organise annual Wigtownshire Sports Personality Awards.

Wigtownshire Women’s Aid

22 Bellevilla Road, Stranraer, DG9 8ED
To provide confidential support, information, outreach services and refuge accommodation for women and their children who are affected by domestic abuse and violence.

Xcel Project

Market Place, High Street, Langholm, DG13 0JQ
We work with young people aged 8-24 in the area of Eskdale. Our work is based on three core themes, they are Activity, Employability and Leadership and they underpin all of our projects and services.

Youth Scotland

Balfour House, 19 Bonnington Grove, Edinburgh, EH6 4BL
Youth Scotland
We are the largest national youth work organisation in Scotland, supporting 97,018 young people, 1,999 youth groups and over 10,775 youth workers. Our membership network is made up of local youth groups of all sizes, Area Associations and Youth Scotland staff who can provide support and training on a range of youth work topics.
Associate Members

Auchencairn Community Council

Auchencairn Community Council For Heuchan Memorial Fund

Balmaclellan Community Council

Borgue Community Council

Borgue Public Hall, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4SH
Community Council to represent the views of the community to Dumfries and Galloway Council and other public bodies.

Crossmichael and District Community Council

Crossmichael Memorial Hall, 26 St Michael's Road, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas, DG7 3AY

Dalbeattie Community Council

Dalbeattie Town Hall, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AD
Community Representation

Dalry Community Council

34 Main Street, Dalry, Castle Douglas, DG7 3UW
Public representative body run by volunteers acting on behalf of the Dalry community. Liaising with Dumfries and Galloway Council and making them aware of opinions and needs of Dalry community; statutory consultee on planning applications.

Dumfries & Galloway College

Bankend Road, Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway College provides further and higher education courses, employability training programmes and short courses to support individuals, organisations and businesses. We deliver training on our campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, as well as online and on site.

Dumfries Farmers Market

Dumfries Railway Station, Lovers Walk
Dumfries Farmers' Market are proud to champion the very best in local produce & producers from across Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.

Our aim here is to create a website that connects the customers to the producers, promote our monthly market and keep you up to date with all the developments. The Market is held the first Sunday of every month from 10.30am to 2.30pm under the Victorian Pavilion on the platform at Dumfries Railway Station.

Greener Peebles

The Bridge, Newby Court, School Brae
EH45 8AL
Greener Peebles provide volunteering opportunities for all ages and abilities, including pre-school, primary, high school, youth groups, adults with additional needs, those with health conditions and retired people. Their garden team deliver inclusive educational activities all year round, and everyone is welcome to take part.

Kelton Community Council

We facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of our community. We bring local people together to help make things happen, and protect and promote the identity of their community.

Kirkcolm Community Council

Kirkcolm Public Hall, Church Road, Kirkcolm, Stranraer, DG9 0NN
The Kirkcolm community council consists of elected members representing all of the people in the village. The council seeks to represent the views and concerns of the residents of the village and seeks to identify local needs and priorities.

Kirkpatrick Juxta Community Council

To promote the Kirkpatrick Juxta Community.

Loreburn Community Council

158 St Michael's Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PR
Community council meets first Tuesday of the month (not held in Jan/Aug) 7pm, Room 1, Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries.

Machars Partnership for Health

Moffat and District Community Council

To ascertain and express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies. Many Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities including fundraising, organising community events, undertaking environmental and educational projects and much more.

Port William Community Council

Maxwell Hall, 77 Main Street, Port William, Newton Stewart, DG8 9SD
The Community Council is an elected body whose purpose is to communicate the views of the local population to Dumfries and Galloway Council and other public authorities.

Portpatrick Community Council

2-1 Welsh Place, Portpatrick, Stranraer, DG9 8TZ

Ruthwell and Clarencefield Community Council

To represent the residents within our parish on issues both locally and regionally.

The Royal Burgh of Lochmaben Community Council

Lochmaben Town Hall, High Street, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1NQ
Our purpose is to act as a voice for our local area. Articulating the views of local people in the area on a wide range of issues of public concern and make representations to Dumfries and Galloway Council , plus other public bodies and private agencies on matters within their area of interest.