The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award looks for applicants

Applications will be submitted directly by national charities during May to mid-June. 

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Citizens Advice Service team get muddy to raise funds for charity

The team are tackling the event on July 3 under the team name The Scrambled Legs.

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Better Lives Partnership joins additional support needs learning network

The aims of this network are to increase employment opportunities, share best practices, and encourage innovation as well as identify barriers to opportunities.

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£15 million for second year of community mental health fund

Ninety-one community organisations across the length and breadth of south of Scotland have already shared almost £2.5million.

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Fund opens for new summer events for children and young people

Organisations are sought to deliver free activities for children and young people aged 5-14 for the duration of the summer holidays

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Final opportunity for census return

Householders across Scotland are being offered a short extension until the end of May to complete their census return, National Records of Scotland (NRS) have confirmed. By allowing outstanding online and paper returns to be submitted over a further four weeks, NRS is ensuring that everyone across the country has the opportunity to complete their… Read more »

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Dumfries and Galloway students give back to their community

A dozen students, from the college’s Stranraer campus, took part in Leonard Cheshire in Scotland’s ‘Can Do’ programme.

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Free training planned by Community Action through Participation and Engagement Network

The Community Action through Participation and Engagement Network (CAPE) is planning free training over the summer. This training is for people with a remit or interest in engaging with communities to find out local views and ideas. What is Participatory Appraisal? A method of conducting action research A toolkit of community development approaches and methods… Read more »

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Old Police Station community-led housing wins national award

The Old Police Station project was the winner in the “Best Old Wreck” category, reflecting the restoration of the long-term vacant building.

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New directors appointed to board of Midsteeple Quarter

Two new volunteer directors have been appointed at the ambitious organisation working to breathe new life into Dumfries High Street. Frances Campbell and Robert Richmond have taken their places on the Board of Midsteeple Quarter, which has taken a string of prominent underused buildings into community ownership as part of a trailblazing regeneration project. Both… Read more »

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Multiagency Adult Support and Protection (Level 2) Training for staff working with vulnerable adults

The multiagency training sessions are aimed at all partner agency staff who work with vulnerable adults.  The full day training event will feature input from Social Work, MASH, Police Scotland, D&G NHS, and D&G Advocacy Service. Learning Outcomes: •            The principles to be followed in Adult Protection Intervention and your role •            Definition of ‘adult… Read more »

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Project officer Louise joins Dumfries and Galloway Outdoor Access Trust

Her role will allow the Trust to better establish its role in the region and marks a milestone for the organisation.

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