New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched

The fund aims to support adult community-based initiatives to help address the impact of distress and mental ill health caused by social isolation and loneliness.

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Give your views and help local people with ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Long-Covid

Projects include a befriending service, which would match volunteers with sufferers who are most isolated, providing vital additional peer support

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Nominations now open for Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards

Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards are making a comeback in 2021 to once again celebrate the hard work, dedication, and amazing achievements of young people across our region. The event will take place in December, but nominations are open now until midnight on Sunday November 7. You can nominate young people who you feel deserve… Read more »

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Report highlights positive response to new funding model involving TSIs

In this first of its kind funding scheme, TSIs were a direct facilitator for the funding, providing grants through a mix of open and closed funding processes.

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South of Scotland Enterprise launch new mobile app

The app has been developed as part of a wider concerted effort to make SOSE more accessible to businesses, community groups and individuals in the South of Scotland.

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Garden’s Mark wins Volunteer of the Year title at Scottish Veterans Awards

The Scottish Veterans Awards were held in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

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New lipreading training on its way

The courses will be friendly and relaxed, providing attendees the opportunity to learn and practise in a safe and positive environment.

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New pilot to increase employment opportunities for people with ASN

Help to create the vision for the ASN Learning Network, an exciting pilot to increase employment opportunities in South of Scotland.

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Farewell to LEADER after 20 years and £20 million invested in region

Fears that the region’s efforts to rebuild and regenerate will suffer after 20 years of support for the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

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First independent chair of Poverty and Inequalities Partnership appointed

The Poverty and Inequalities Partnership was formed following evaluation of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s first Anti-Poverty Strategy.

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Latest funded projects revealed for 10,000 Voices in Action

£5000 of funding has been allocated in each of the 12 ward areas of Dumfries and Galloway for projects that address priorities identified by young people including mental health, bullying, poverty and youth opportunities.

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Food Train secures first headquarters of its own in Dumfries

Charity grateful for council support as it acquires former local authority building in Dumfries to realise founder’s dream of creating centre for older people.

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