Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund opens for applications

The fund will help tackle mental health inequalities in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, with £750,000 being distributed.

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Work starts on charity Food Train’s new headquarters

Work on the former Dumfries and Galloway Council office building on English Street started this week, with the charity hoping to move in later this year.

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Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund deadline passes

The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund in the south of Scotland has now closed to applications. For further enquiries, please email wellbeingfund@tsdg.org.uk.

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Solway Credit Union adds more than 100 new members during pandemic

The Solway Credit Union exists to provide low-cost and supportive credit to the people of Annandale and Eskdale, Nithsdale, and the Stewartry.

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Wigtownshire charities recognised at Royal Carol Service

John Brennan and Kirsty Currie, together with their partners, were nominated by the Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown, Aileen Brewis.

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Tree planting grant scheme sees first school planting day

The South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme supports the small-scale planting of Native Trees, providing biodiversity, carbon capture and other benefits to the landscape.

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£3.4million in grants for communities in Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Community Development Trust is set to receive £2.3million, while the Old School Thornhill is to receive £1.1million.

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Food Train pair attend Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas service

Margaret Glover and Helen McAnespie were nominated to attend in recognition of their work for Food Train.

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Scotland’s Census is coming next year

The census helps the Scottish Government and other public bodies make decisions about how public money is spent on essential services.

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Free course to IGNITE ideas of enterprising young people in south

There will be the chance to pitch to a funding panel who may be able to offer support to turn the idea into a functioning social enterprise.

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10,000 contacts of support for Carers from centre in region

A total of 1322 adult and young Carers used the services of Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre from April 2020 up until March of this year.

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Delivery Plan launched for South of Scotland Regional Economic Strategy

The Delivery Plan looks up to three years ahead, and aims to be flexible in order to adapt to the changes experienced in the South of Scotland.

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