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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’.

2nd Stranraer Brownie Unit

No Public Address, Stranraer, DG9 7SB
Brownies is about getting together regularly - often each week - to work on badges, learn new skills, play games and see friends. It's about trying adventurous activities and going along to special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays.

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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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.

Academy of the Rhins Educational Trust

Davaar, 1 Royal Crescent, Stranraer, DG9 8HB
Educational Trust created for the benefit of Stranraer Academy and its pupils, including protecting extra-curricular activities, providing recreation facilities, and helping those facing financial hardship or other disadvantages.

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 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

We provide employability services, training, one to one appointments, we host a foodbank from our premises and rehab and disclosure.

Ardwell Community Kirk

The Company's objects are to promote the benefit of the communities of The Rhins of Galloway Wigtownshlre. particularly the Villages of Ardwell and Sandhead without distinction as to age sex ethnic origin nationality or political religious or other opinions, by associating with local authority voluntary organisations and Inhabitants In a common effort to provide or assist In the provision of facilities at Ardwell Church, Stranraer DG9 9NZ the objects of Improving the conditions of life for the said Inhabitants by the following;? promote regulate and facilitate the use of said Church In ways conducive to the advancement of community development social welfare. recreation leisure activities and like purposes ? foster and encourage the participation and co-operation of the local community, voluntary organisations he relevant local authority and other her relevant bodies and associations in promoting and facilitating the use of said Church as aforesaid 4.2 To advance the arts, heritage, culture or science by maintaining and keeping in good order and repair the furnishings plenishings and equipment of said Church and, where appropriate and within the resources available to the Company to upgrade extend alter and improve the Church. The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science, 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.

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.

Aurora Events D&G

172A Irish Street, Dumfries, DG1 2NJ
The aim of this association shall be the delivery of youth arts participation activities and events around the local region (Dumfries and Galloway) or nationwide. The main objective of this association is to achieve a more prominent and accessible arts community throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and provide opportunities for young people to engage in the arts.

Balmaclellan Village Hall Trust

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

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

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

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 Training & Consultancy

Grierson House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZS
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 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

Third Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ
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 Learning and Development

Community Reuse Shop

Enterprise House, Stranraer, DG9 7UD
1) Provide a facility for the placement of trainees and delivering meaningful and productive training in accordance with the special needs of the trainees and in accordance with such other body or bodies as wish to contract for training provision. 2) Devise and provide training schemes for the benefit of the unemployed early retired and disabled residents of the operating area with the aim of creating access for opportunity to obtain gainful employment. 3) Co-ordinating the activities of volunteers who wish to pass their skills and knowledge onto such residents of the Operating Area as described in Article 3.1 paragraph 2. 4) Contracting with such statutory and other bodies to deliver products and services being the direct result of the activities described in Article 3.1 paragraphs a) 1,) 2) and 3) ensuring that such activities provide the trainees with the dignity and satisfaction of production of such products and services. 5) The promotion of companies whose activities are directed towards the provision of paid employment to residents of the operating area, or towards relief from need among residents of the operating area, the acquisition and holding of shares, debentures and other interests in companies whose activities are so directed. 6) Research and development, education or collection and dissemination of information about waste management practices, the purpose of which is to encourage the use of more sustainable waste management practices. 7) To provide facilities for the residents and businesses of the operating area to reuse and or recycle materials.

Community Shop Dumfries and Galloway

Creetown Initiative Ltd

54 St John Street, Creetown, Newton Stewart, DG8 7JF
Creetown Initiative Ltd key aim is to support rural regeneration both locally and across Scotland using a variety of methods, including; business, arts and culture, sport, heritage, renewables, environmental projects and education. Since 2006 we have raised £3.4m for local projects including the development of an enterprise centre which has an Arts and Craft cooperative shop, 28 bed space budget accommodation (currently operating at 78% occupancy), a charity shop, cycle hire and repair, electric car charge point. Other projects include a £200,000 redevelopment of the local park, a car share and scooter loan scheme, youth, arts and environmental projects, elderly support project, restoration (£260,000) of the local community hall and a (£350,000) restoration of a former church which will become an Arts Performance venue and a base for Creetown Silver Band. 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 Johnston School in Kirkcudbright and £130,000 for the first Oyster Festival in Stranraer. These are just a few examples of the projects we have supported across the region. We have supported community groups across Scotland on a variety of projects and since 2006 have supported over 80 projects . We offer feasibility studies, business planning, community consultation, governance and much more. Consultancy support is offered through our trading arm Barholm Enterprise Ltd.

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 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
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.

Crossmichael Development Group

31 Templand, Castle Douglas, DG7 3BF

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 Bereavement Care

Provide support to people experiencing grief following a death, working primarily through volunteers, providing free care to bereaved people.

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

72-74 High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2AA
To make people independant and secure in their own home by providing home security, small repairs, falls prevention and minor adaptations for people who are over 60, disabled, have a learning difficulty, mental health problems or who have been a victim of domestic abuse and are a home owner or tenant of a private landlord.

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
To provide recreational facilities, or assist in the provision of facilities, for the inhabitants of Dalbeattie and its environs in the interest of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations 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
Based in Dalbeattie, our organisation aims to promote and encourage the economic, social and physical regeneration of Dalbeattie and the surrounding area.

Dalbeattie Forest Community Partnership

Dalbeattie Community Initiative, 71 High Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AA
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

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

Museum of artefacts open to the public to promote the history of Dalbeattie and District.

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 Star Football Club

To promote football in Dalbeattie and surrounding areas.

Dalbeattie Tea Dance Club

Dalbeattie Town Hall, High Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AD
The Dalbeattie Tea Dance Club takes place every Monday afternoon in Dalbeattie Town Hall from 2pm - 4pm.

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 District Model Railway Club

Station Masters House, Lockerbie, DG11 2HA
to provide a meeting place for, and promote an interest in the construction of model railways

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

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

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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
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Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DAGCAS) is an independent charity. DAGCAS provides free confidential advice and assistance to the public via its three Citizens Advice Bureaux, which are located in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer. In addition, outreach advice sessions are provided in Annandale and Eskdale, Dumfries (hospitals), Upper Nithsdale, Wigtownshire and Stewartry. Our volunteer advisers are trained to help with a wide-range of issues including Benefits advice, Consumer rights, Debt, Employment, Court appointments, Housing and homelessness, 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

Top Floor, 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EG
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 eight 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. As covid rules relax we will again start to visit care homes across the region and provide home visits to those unable to attend our drop-in sessions. Please visit our website for the latest information. We now also offer lipreading training. These classes are taught by Tracy Carroll, our experienced trainer and are offered periodically throughout the year. Details are supplied on our Facebook page and advertised throughout the region. Please visit our website for full and current details of the services we offer.

Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus

22 Newall Terrace, Dumfries, DG1 1LW
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Support the LGBT Community, Friends and supporters.

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
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 50’s Group

· To combat loneliness and isolation · To give older people the encouragement, confidence and knowledge to know that they can enjoy their later years · To give them the tools to help keep them active both socially and mentally · To involve them in the community · Help them feel useful and a benefit to society · Give them the opportunity to form new friendships · Keep them informed of issues that affect them · Encourage them to interact with others · Provide them with information to make decisions that will affect their lives

Dumfries and Galloway Radio Voluntary 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 Community Day Centre for Older People

Cumberland Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JX
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 High Street Ltd

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 5 buildings on the high street with one being redeveloped and 4 being repaired and available for meanwhile uses.

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

Eskdale House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ
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 Splash Club

Dumfries Station Trust

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.

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

To raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia among children and adults with dyslexia, parents, teachers and other interested professionals.

Eaglesfield Public Hall

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 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.

Ecclefechan Community Project

Gillies Court, Lockerbie, DG11 3EB
To regenerate the play park, provide new equipment, fundraising to add new ideas for development, nature trail, football, sports development on area.

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.


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.

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

6 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries
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

We provide a range of services, delivered by volunteers, to older people in Scotland including grocery shopping home deliveries, household support services and befriending.

Foundation Scotland

The Kiosk, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2HP
Foundation Scotland
Our Vision To create a vibrant Scotland where philanthropists and independent funders invest money, expertise and influence to make a difference to causes and communities that inspire them. Mission To facilitate charitable funding making it effective and engaging. Purpose To be the professional hub of Scottish philanthropy for lasting impact in Scotland's communities.

Freewheel Disabled Club

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

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Reserve provides a significant new opportunity for our area and for Scotland. A Biosphere Partnership represents a wide range of interests and has developed a vision to make life in our Biosphere better while caring for the natural environment. The Biosphere Team is now working to ensure the Biosphere designation is used to make a difference by stimulating interest and understanding to unlock initiative and creativity.

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team

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
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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

Galloway Youth Clubs Association

28 Torrs Drive, Castle Douglas, DG7 1JH

Gatehouse Development Initiative

56 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2HP
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.

Gladstone Hall

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

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 & Bargrennan Community Trust

49 Glentrool Village, Bargrennan, Newton Stewart, DG8 6SY
Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust logo
To promote community regeneration.

Gretna Day Centre

Gretna General Interest Group

3 Hospital Road, Annan, DG12 5JE
Social, recreational, general interest activities.

Greystone Rovers Youth Football Academy

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.

Holywood Trust

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!

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

The Cabin Park, Children Services, Stranraer, DG9 7NW
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.

Imagineering Club

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
The advancement of health through the provision of evidence based psychological interventions to relieve the suffering of individuals or their family members or friends, or community groups who suffer from mental health issues in the Dumfries and Galloway area and surrounds. 3.2 The advancement of education of individuals and the community through the provision of educational workshops and programmes for individuals or their family members or friends, or community groups who suffer from mental health issues, including the provision of information, support and advice in the Dumfries and Galloway area and surrounds. 3.3 The advancement of conflict resolution or reconciliation through the provision of mediation or adjudication of misunderstandings, disagreements, disputes or conflict between individuals, family members or communities in the Dumfries and Galloway area and surrounds. 3.4 The advancement of citizenship or community development through the improvement of the social infrastructure of Dumfries and Galloway and surrounds and by assisting people who are at a disadvantage because of their social circumstances and to encourage marginalised communities to work together for social unity and provide a range of solutions that individuals can use to address these issues and promote community cohesion.

Independent Living Support

Outreach support for vulnerable people

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!

Invincible Scotland Trust

Isle Futures

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

Isle of Whithorn Youngsters Project Group

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

Johnstonebridge Lunch Club

Joseph Thomson Project

Just Breathe 02

Just Breathe 02
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 logo
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.

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.

Kindred Spirits

9 Glouster Avenue, Dumfries, DG2 9HT
a) To relieve those in need, within Dumfries and Galloway, who are providing care and accommodation to a child or children of a family member as a result of traumatic circumstances within that family. b) To promote the benefit of the charity to the people of the Dumfries and Galloway without distinction of sex, sexuality, political, religious or other opinions.

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.

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

40a Main Street, Kirkconnel, Sanquhar, DG4 6NB
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 environmental protection or improvement, The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Kirkconnel WRI

6 Dryburn Road, Kelloholm, Sanquhar, DG4 6ND

Kirkcowan Community Development Trust

Machars Action, 26 South Main Street, Wigtown DG8 9EH

Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band

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

The function of the company is to povide for the town's people who own it. To provide the best possible sport, leisure and fitness facility possible within the resource available and to ensure continuance of these resources for the future.

Kirkpatrick Durham Recreation Association

Smithy House, 43 St David Street, Kirkpatrick Durham, Castle Douglas, DG7 3HE
To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Kirkpatrick Durham and it's environs without distinction of sex, religious or other opinions by associating the local statutory authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities, in the interest of social welfare for recreation nd other leisure-time occupations so that their conditions of life may be improved.

Knockengorroch CIC

Knockengorroch CIC, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, DG7 3TJ
(1) To promote a wider appreciation and public awareness of both rural Scotland's distinctive upland heritage and world cultural diversity, including arts, crafts, poetry, musical tradition, history and environment, through the provision of educational/leisure facilities and the production of appropriate events (2) To support the rural community, including the promotion of upland resettlement and the bringing of additional visitors/tourists into areas in particular need of socioeconomic regeneration;

Langholm Alliance

Langholm Daycentre

Charles Street, Langholm, DG13 0AA
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 Ltd

The Community Centre, Charles Street, Langholm, DG13 0AA
(a) To promote the care and education of children of all ages in need of care during out of school hours and school holidays, and the provision of nursery care. (b) To promote the provision of facilities for the recreation and other leisure-time occupation of children in need of care during out of school hours and school holidays in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life. (c) To advance the education and training of persons providing such care and education and recreational facilities. (d) To promote, establish and operate other schemes of a charitable nature for the benefit of the inhabitants of Langholm and environs.

Langholm Town Band

14 Charlotte Street, Langholm, DG13 0DZ

Learners Together

North West Resource Centre, College Drive, Dumfries, DG2 0BX
Learners Together are a not for profit SCIO who raise funds to provide free adult education opportunities for the people of Dumfries and the surrounding areas with the aim of helping learners to make healthier lifestyle choices and reducing social isolation.

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

Aim 1: To stage different events that will appeal to a wide cross section of village residents and for ticket prices to vary and for these events to assist with the sustainability of the village hall. Aim 2: To maintain the hall in the best condition possible, market it to its full potential and continue to try and reduce both its carbon footprint and energy costs. Aim 3: To maintain community involvement in village affairs via the Facebook and Messanger Apps and all other forms of communication. Aim 4: To monitor local planning applications and support those that benefit the local community via committee approval where agreed. Aim 5: To proactively encourage new members to join the Executive Committee as trustees and join sub committees in an ex-officio capacity in areas where they may have interests or expertise. Aim 6: To invest in specific time and energy into work with vulnerable members of the community through the provision of specific acivities or links with other agencies. Aim 7: To balance acceptable risk and return on investments held, considering all types of investment including ethical investment opportunities in line with our charitable status.

Let’s Get Biking

social cycling to improve health and fitness

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.

Lifecare Trust

The object of the Association shall be to relieve poverty and sickness, advance education and further the welfare of disabled people and those with mental health issues.

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)

Rathan House, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RL
The promotion for the benefit of the public of rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation (and in particular in the Royal Burgh of New Galloway and Kells Parish, Dumfries and Galloway) by any of the following means a. The maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities and facilities in the Royal Burgh of New Galloway b. The provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities c. The preservation of buildings in the area which are of historic or architectural importance.

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 Action Group

Campbell Court, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1QZ
The Action Group committee oversees the runnings of the Lunch Club, Friendship group, Playcare, 50 Plus and drama group. Also evening classes which are in the portacabin. The upkeep of the portacabin is of prime importance as it is also used for some private and committee meetings.

Lochmaben and District Community Initiative

1 Church Crescent, Barrashead, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, DG11 1QZ
To promote and encourage economic social and physical development of Lochmaben and district area, to work in partnership with local authorities local voluntary residents and local businesses in a common effort to improve the quality of the life in the Royal burgh.

Lochmaben Church of Scotland

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

Lochmaben Friendship Group

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 Curling School

We offer After School Curling tuition and games on Monday and Tuesday nights from 3:45pm to 5:15pm Cost £4.00 per night These sessions are aimed at mainly at 11 year old upwards. We also have our Mini Rockers sessions on Thursdays 4:00pm to 5:00pm for younger curlers where the emphasis is more on having fun These sessions are free as we try to encourage parents/guardians to help out where possible.

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 Men’s Shed

5.1 Creating, developing and maintaining a facility, namely a Men's Shed. 5.2 Offering opportunities for men in the Lockerbie area to meet and undertake creative, physical, purposeful and recreational activities of their choice. 5.3 Reducing isolation of men in the area thus contributing to their physical and mental wellbeing. 5.4 Developing the capacity of men in the Lockerbie area to share their skills and knowledge with others in the community.

Lockerbie Old School

Lockerbie Old School logo
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)

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 9-10.30am.

Lodge Sanquhar (Kilwinning) No 194

Loreburn Bridge Club

Machars Action Ltd

26 South Main Street, Newton Stewart, DG8 9EH
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 (Dumfries and Galloway)

30 South Street, Port William, Newton Stewart, DG8 9SG
1.The advancement of education through developing the capacity, skills, understanding and resilience of individuals 2. The advancement of health through provision of support to people managing their long term conditions. 3. To work collaboratively and jointly with other organisations to add value, avoid duplication and deliver services that address the health and well-being needs of the community.

Marie Curie Helper Service (Dumfries and Galloway)

PO Box 23898, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh
Marie Curie provides care and support to serve all those with a terminal diagnosis and their families and carers. Marie Curie provides and develops caring services, offering support, care and compassion through palliative care, advice and assistance for the benefit of people suffering from terminal illnesses and their families and carers;2.1.2 to undertake and fund research into any aspect of the care and support of people suffering from terminal illnesses and their families and carers;and 2.1.3 to provide information, education and support to patients, their families, carers, those working in medical and other caring fields and the public regarding the care of people suffering from terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses. In Dumfries & Galloway, Marie Curie is supported by 9 volunteer-led fundraising groups, several individual volunteers and charity ambassadors. Our fundraising groups get together and come up with ideas to promote our services and to raise funds so that we can reach more people in Scotland who are living with a terminal illness. It costs around £20 to fund a Marie Curie nurse for 1 hour, so we are always looking for more volunteers to join our friendly, sociable fundraising groups and raise money for Marie Curie

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 Terregles

Shawhead Road, Terregles, Dumfries, DG2 9TJ

Mid Galloway Community Day Centre for Older People at Newton Stewart

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.

Millennium Amateur Boxing Club

The Millennium Centre, 75 George Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JP
Amateur Boxing Club for juniors and seniors

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 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

Moffat Water Hall

Moniaive Playcare

Chapel Street, Moniaive, Thornhill, DG3 4EJ
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.

Moorside Nucleus SCIO

20 Hobart Terrace, Eastriggs, Annan, DG12 6QB
The organisation's purposes are to benefit the inhabitants of Eastriggs, Dornock and Creca and their environs without distinction of sex, sexuality, political, religious or other opinions by the advancement of citizenship or community development (including rural or urban regeneration and the promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, the voluntary sector or the effectiveness or efficiency of charities) through the development and maintenance of Moorside Nucleus.

Mossburn Community Farm

Mossburn Animal Centre, Hightae, Lockerbie, DG11 1LE
Mossburn Community Farm logo
Animal Rescue Centre running therapeutic programmes.

Mossdale Village Hall

Mossdale Village Hall, Mossdale, Castle Douglas, DG7 2NF

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

To provide a visitor experience of a celebrated artist's residence and studio, revealing the life and work of EA Hornel as an artist, collector and antiquarian. One of the early 20th-century "Glasgow Boys", Hornel played an important role in the development of Kirkcudbright as an artists' colony on the Galloway coast. 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. The garden offers a unique example of an artist-designed outdoor space with both Eastern and Western influences. The advancement of education, The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science, The advancement of environmental protection or improvement, To promote the permanent preservation, for the benefit of the Nation, of Land and Buildings in Scotland (the expression Land being held throughout these presents to include Lochs and Rivers) of natural beauty or historic interest; and as regards such Land, to preserve.

National Trust for Scotland – Threave Garden

New Galloway Community Enterprises Ltd

Community Shop, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RS
The Mission of New Galloway Community Enterprises Ltd is to work 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
(a) To promote the economic, social and environmental regeneration of Newton Stewart and surrounding area within the context of social inclusion, active citizenship, healthy living and lifelong learning. (b) To protect, preserve and improve the environment for the benefit of the general public. (c) To promote the advancement of educational support to young people, adults and the young unemployed by promoting lifetime learning and provide facilities to promote lifestyle advice and recreational support opportunities. (d) The advancement of health and public participation in sport through the provision of sports and play facilities. (e) The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture and science by providing opportunities to participate, witness and learn. (f) The advancement of citizenship and community development through the upgrade and creation of community facilities.

Nith Catchment Fishery Trust

37 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1ED
Nith Catchment Fishery Trust
• To conserve and enhance all species of freshwater fish and their environs within the inland and coastal areas of the River Nith catchment • To advance the education of a wide range of people and organisations with regard to aquatic ecosystems and river catchment management and the need for the protection, conservation and improvement of aquatic environments.

Nith Inshore Rescue

Nith Inshore Rescue, Lifeboat Station, Glencaple, Dumfries, DG1 4RD
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.

North West Dumfries Community Cafe Limited

Old Luce Development Trust

Public Hall, 22 Main Street, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, DG8 0PR
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.

Oldbridge Nursery

5 Roseland Terrace, Auldgirth, Dumfries, DG2 0RS

Onein4 C.I.C.

Solway House, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
1. The advancement of health through the provision of the best advice and support to any individual or family experiencing a mental health problem;offering an innovative range of counselling services;raising awareness of mental health conditions;and developing and promoting new approaches to mental health improvement. We will be proactive, adaptive, community-led, and transparent. 2. The saving of lives to support those at risk of suicide through core counselling services to support and empower individuals and families to make positive lifestyle changes;a partnership network to actively share knowledge, skills, and information;the provision of 1:1 youth and group support. 3. The advancement of education through piloting a mental health support framework which will hopefully expand into other educational sectors, link to our core aims, and include mindfulness based training and counselling skills training in the local community.

Outdoor Woodland Learning Scotland

Outpost Arts

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.

Patient Opinion

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

Performance Collective Stranraer

Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

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.

Port William First Response Team


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

Restore Community Projects

28-32 Friars Vennel, Dumfries, DG1 2RQ
Nithsdale Furniture Project provides affordable household goods to those on a limited budget. Our clients are, primarily, those that have come out of emergency homeless units into a new tenancy. We work with various agencies in providing all types of furniture and household goods. Further to this, we promote and encourage recycling in order to prevent excessive landfill. We also provide training placements for interested parties and partner statutory organisations. We are a not for profit organisation based in the heart of northwest Dumfries and we serving the Nithsdale area.

RH Youth Organisation

To provide outdoor activities for children aged between 3-17 years. To provide theatre classes.

Riding for the Disabled Nithsdale and Stewartry Group

River of Life Church

Lover's 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.


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

School Road, Hightae, Lockerbie, DG11 1JN

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.

SACRO (Dumfries)

Our mission is to be a community-based organisation that will create safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Salvation Army

Worship services, Bible Study, spiritual support as well as practical support to the community.

Sanquhar Bowling Club

Queensberry Square, Sanquhar, DG4 6BY
Bowling Club

Sanquhar Royal Burgh March Riding Association

Scottish Childminding Association

Scottish Community Development Network

C/o North West Resource Centre, College Drive, Dumfries, DG2 0BX
The Scottish Community Development Network (SCDN) is a member led organisation, for community workers / community development workers, paid or unpaid, full or part time, from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development. SCDN is open to anyone with an interest in community development in Scotland.

Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching

6 Cardoness Street, Dumfries, DG1 3AJ
?To promote the role of the Practice Educator ?To promote good standards and adequate resources for Practice Educators in Social Work ?To promote a national voice for Practice Teaching in a changing Social Work world ?To collect, collate and disseminate information about Practice Learning ?To collaborate with other bodies to promote Practice Learning in Social Work in Scotland

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
To own and manage Shambellie House as a centre for day and short residential courses reflecting the environment, and culture of Dumfries & Galloway.


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

Shelter Support Service – Dumfriesshire

Small Town Sounds

Small Town Sounds showcases the impressive, vibrant and plentiful music scene in Dumfries and Galloway. The website provides a platform for musicians based in the region to reach potential fans, promoters, journalists and other musicians. It is the central place for local music news, reviews and interviews, and are our articles are read worldwide. According to our Constitution, the objects of our Company are to: • Act as the central information hub for Dumfries and Galloway music • Promote Dumfries and Galloway’s solo artists and bands by proving an accessible promotional channel which will showcase them to worldwide audiences • Collaborate with other creative and non-creative organisations to create and promote opportunities that local musicians can be a part of • Provide support and advice to musicians who are new to the music scene and signpost them to other useful sources of support where necessary • Act as a link between organisations looking to work with musicians and the musicians themselves • Help to grow Dumfries and Galloway as an area that is known for quality musical talent.

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 Disabled Ramblers

Solway Firth Partnership

c/o Solway Heritage Campbell House, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ
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 Committee

Castle Hill, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8PN
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. This will be delivered from our aims, including; • The establishment of a fully inclusive, welcoming and effective Community Centre that will offer community members the opportunity to; • Become involved with a wider range of social, leisure and sporting activities than is available at present. • Socialise and learn new skills • Access enhanced local services in a venue that is accessible and affordable • Become involved in the operation of the Centre as a volunteer • Through feedback and evaluation ensure that the Centre remains focussed on the needs of the wider community

South of Scotland Beekeepers Association

BeeSpace Training Apiary, Killylung, Holywood, Dumfries, DG2 0RL
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 & Sexual Abuse Centre

South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership

Girvan Railway Station, Vicarton Street, Girvan, KA26 9JF

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.

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.

St John Scotland, Dumfries

Dumfries Branch works in partnership with our sister branch, West Galloway, throughout the entire Dumfries and Galloway area. Our principal commitment is providing a free Patient Transport Service working closely with Oncology Departments in NHS Dumfries. This involves transporting patients for treatment to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh and is staffed by volunteer drivers who undergo appropriate training and statuary clearance procedures. There is also discussion underway to extending this service to renal patients. You will also see that St John supports Scottish Mountain Rescue all of whose vehicles wear our badge as part of their livery and on their bases. This is also the case in Dumfries and Galloway with Nith Inshore Rescue. We are also in the process of assisting in the provision of defibrillators in local communities as well as encouraging CPR training.

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.

St John’s Town of Dalry Community Properties Trust

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 Community Safety Forum

Stewartry U3A

Stranraer African Drumming Group Drum for fun

Stranraer Activity and Resource, Centre Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 0XX
We are a community group whose aim is to enjoy playing and learning African rhythms in an inclusive and encouraging environment. We believe that everyone can have fun drumming.

Stranraer and District Community Fireworks Display

c/o 17 Hillside Way, Stranraer, DG9 7TU
To raise funds to organise and facilitate a fireworks display.

Stranraer and District Old People’s Welfare Organisation Limited

Coronation Day Centre, Whitson Avenue, Stranraer, DG9 7AW
To promote the provision of a meeting place for recreation and other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare, so that the conditions of life of the aged in Stranraer and district may be improved, and to provide advice, information, guidance and practical assistance to the aged without distinction of sex, race, religion or political opinion on all matters connected with the primary objectives of the company. In furtherance of the above objects but not further or otherwise the Company shall have the following powers:- Subject to such consents as may be required by law, to borrow and raise money for the furtherance of the objects of the Company in such manner and on such security as the Company may think fit. To raise funds and to invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation or otherwise provided that this shall be without prejudice to the ability of the Company to disclaim any gift, legacy or bequest in whole or in part in such circumstances as the Company may think fit and provided also that the Company shall only undertake such trading activities in raising funds for the above mentioned charitable objects as may be lawful. To lend money and give credit to, to take security for such loans or credit from, and to guarantee and become or give security for the performance of contracts and obligations by, any person or company.

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

Plantation Farm, Stranraer, DG9 9HN
Provide horse riding for therapy and fun for disabled adults and children.

Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust

The Millennium Centre, 75 George Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JP
The Millennium Centre is a community centre which provides a fully accessible modern venue for meetings, events, concerts, fundraising etc. there is a recording studio, and Community Radio will be added early in 2020. There is a training room, and the venue is suitable for conferences, with facilities for break out rooms etc. There is a full commercial kitchen, and a café. The facilities are licensed. The Capacity of the Caledonia Hall is 610, and it can be subdivided into 3 separate rooms if necessary. The capacity of The Galloway room is 150. Tenants with offices in the Centre include Support in Mind, and Pearson Vue, which is the Driving Theory Test Centre. The Centre has a Changing Places Facility.

Stranraer Water Sports Association

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

Ballochmyle Terrace, Dumfries, DG2 9EF
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

Supporting Holistic, Arts and Wellbeing Locally (SHAWL Group) Art

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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 Balloch Wood Community Project

30 Harbour Street, Creetown, Newton Stewart, DG8 7JJ

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

The Galloway National Park Association

Whiteside, Dunscore, Dumfries, DG2 0UU
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.

The Gatehouse Bunker

Dromore Road, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2JU

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 Initiative

Buccleuch Mill, Glenesk Road, Langholm, DG13 0ES
Improve the physical, social and economic landscape of Langholm and Eskdale through encouragement of community development, community activity and regeneration.

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
Contemplation of the life and works of Robert Burns

The South West of Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy

Pendennis, Whitepark Road, Castle Douglas, DG7 1NA

The Springboard Charity

PO Box 7836. Newton Stewart, DG8 1AB
The purpose of the Springboard Charity is defined by its charitable objects, registered with both the Charities Commission for England and Wales and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): • the advancement in life and education of young people under the age of 25 by the provision of advice, training and skills courses that will enable them to obtain work experience and acquire and develop social skills to assist them to obtain work • to relieve unemployment for the public benefit in such ways as may be thought fit, including the provision of assistance to unemployed people seeking employment in the fields of travel, tourism, leisure and hospitality • the relief of poverty caused by disability, social or economic circumstances, by the provision of advice, training, skills courses and support In fulfilling these objects, The Springboard Charity provides a pipeline of activity to help young people achieve their potential and provides comprehensive support to people of any age who are unemployed or facing hardship caused by disability, social or economic circumstances. Such support helps improve employment prospects and ability to achieve economic well-being, through a variety of programmes and mentoring that nurtures them into sustainable employment and fruitful careers in hospitality, leisure, and tourism.

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
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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
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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.

Upper Nithsdale WAGGS

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

To improve standards of catering for older vegetarians and vegans in all areas, residential , home care etc. The charity also hopes to operate a listing scheme for appropriate care homes and other establishments and will provide guidelines, advice and recipes.


Dumfries & Galloway Office Nithbank, Dumfries, DG1 2SD
Our Vision Visibility listens and responds to people affected by visual impairment to encourage a culture and environment which promotes choice and independence for all. Strategic Objectives 1. Develop and deliver tailored, bespoke services with people affected by visual impairment based on evidence provided by current and future service users. 2. Promote choice, independence and connectedness for sensory impaired people. 3. Be a progressive, sustainable, agile and leading charity.

Voluntary Health Scotland

Mansfield Traquair Centre, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB
Voluntary Health Scotland work with their 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, Biggar, ML12 6UT

We Are With You

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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

Stranraer Library, North Strand Street, Stranraer, DG9 7LD
Organisation created and operated by its own members, but is part of the larger U3A national body. Funded singularly from members. Encompasses the West Galloway region (Wigtownshire, mainly the Rhins up until Glenluce area). Main purpose of the organisation is education. Members are not students but part of learning co-operatives of older men and woman no longer in full-time employment. Provides non-credited education in an informal setting, with no qualifications required to join. Group democratically run, providing a wide range of activities for members. These include: Beadwork, Curry Club, Film Club, Gardening, Outdoor activities, poetry, upholstery, photography, family history, yoga, Bookclub, floral art and poetry. New sessions created on suggestion of members. Group holds monthly meetings in Stranraer Library at 10am on the first Friday of Every Month and feature a variety of speakers. Membership is £15 annually and opens access to any of the interest groups at the U3A. Current membership of approx. 180. Uses a wide variety of resources from local library to Fire Station, Harbour Office, Church and Village Halls and local rugby club. Has access to its own technology: Projector, Computers, and PA system etc. Uses community and private transport.

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.

Whithorn and District Business Association

25 George Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8NS

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

County Buildings, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9HN
To develop the cultural capital of Scotland's National Book Town and its surrounds, delivering measurable economic and social benefits for Wigtown and Dumfries & Galloway. A prosperous and confident Wigtown will be nationally and internationally renowned as a centre of literary excellence and destination for cultural tourism. ? Wigtown Festival Company is rooted (in community and place), resilient (sure of its aims and values but open to change) and resourceful (using the creativity of staff and volunteers to maximise its effectiveness). ? We value culture for its own sake but also welcome the other social and economic benefits it can bring. ? The arts can transform young people's lives and sense of what is possible: we will create opportunities for them to be involved. ? Volunteers are at our organisation's heart: we will respect their contribution and make volunteering as rewarding as possible. ? The people of Wigtown built the festival and the Book Town: we will continue to listen to them and involve them in our activities. ? We respect the wealth of Dumfries & Galloway's creative talent and actively seek partnerships with suitable individuals and organisations.

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

C/O WCVS Millennium Centre, Stranraer, DG9 7JP
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 (D&G)

Balfour House, 19 Bonnington Grove, Edinburgh, EH6 4BL
As a national youth work agency, Youth Scotland's work is expansive and varied, but much of what we do can be put in four key areas of community based youth work: 1. Membership - we're a membership organisation, comprised of Area Association partners and youth groups of all sizes. We have a great membership package that you can read more about in Members 2. Programmes and projects - from national initiatives and programmes to projects growing local community based youth work, we help in the development and support of those working with young people. Read more here 3. Training & events - Youth Scotland offers a range of training for full time, part time, voluntary youth workers and young people. You can see what's on in our training calendar 4. Youth Awards - our nationally recognised youth awards recognise and accredit the achievements of young people ages 5+. All our awards support a huge range of activity for young people. See our range of awards
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.

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.

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.