Community makes history as South Scotland’s biggest land buyout gets over the line to double size of nature reserve

The South of Scotland’s largest community buyout is set to double in size having defied the odds and “achieved the impossible” for a second time in two years, following one of the most ambitious community fundraising campaigns ever seen.  A historic agreement for 5,300 acres of land and three properties between The Langholm Initiative charity… Read more »

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Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service website now Accessible and Inclusive

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service website is now Accessible and Inclusive with the help of the ‘Recite Me’ assistive toolba

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Third sector organisations urged to sign up for town’s action group

All third sector organisations with an interest in Dumfries Town Centre would be welcome members.

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Kirkcudbright RNLI Community Garden is completed

The project was led by John Collins, lifeboat operations manager and mechanic at the Kirkcudbright RNLI.

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Take a tour of Robert Burns Ellisland Museum in the world of Minecraft

Now you can explore Robert Burns Ellisland Museum and Farm in Minecraft. Players can navigate the faithfully recreated 18th century farm and interact with the bard, his wife Jean Armour, their son Bobby and some of the animals on the farm, in the Explore Ellisland Minecraft game. Explore Ellisland includes a new recording of Auld… Read more »

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Quilters join carers at inclusive play park

Their work will be exhibited at the Dumfries and Galloway Quilt Festival, which runs at Shambellie from September 23 to October 9.

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Food Train officially opens first home of its own with new Dumfries headquarters

The older people’s charity has unveiled a new community hub and HQ following more than a quarter of a century of saving to make it possible.

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Third sector asked to feed into future plans for UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Dumfries and Galloway Council is required to have discussions with local stakeholders as to how the UKSPF can best support communities, businesses and people.

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Wellbeing for Creativity programme at Shambellie House a great success

Funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund was secured to develop a ‘Wellness Through Creativity’ programme.

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Proposals invited for consultant to deliver Social Enterprise Action Plan

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway invite proposals to take forward the delivery of a Social Enterprise Action Plan.

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Digital exclusion research project for region attracting national interest

Charities and community groups helped feed in almost 900 responses from individuals to the project.

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Hardship Fund helps reduce digital isolation of region’s vulnerable

The fund ran during the Covid-19 restrictions and prevented recipients from becoming digitally excluded and reduced isolation.

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