Roadshows to showcase digital tools for social care providers

The Scottish Care Care Technologist Team is excited to announce two upcoming roadshows aimed at bringing together social care providers, the people they support and their Carers and families to explore and share digital tools that can enhance the quality of life for supported people.  The roadshows will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to… Read more »

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£566,000 funding programme opens in Dumfries and Galloway

The Community Led Local Development programme will make more than £566,000 in funding available this year for revenue and capital projects.

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New funding programme due to open in Dumfries and Galloway

The grant fund will open for applications at the end of August, with full details being published in advance.

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Volunteer call out to Armed Forces for nature restoration project

Volunteers are needed to help clear invasive sitka spruce trees over a small part of a community-owned nature reserve.

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Conference to help people with additional support needs get into work

The interactive online conference will showcase where gaps are in service provision and provide insight on people’s experience of accessing employment.

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Happy Hooves celebrates successful Crowdfunding campaign

The funds will play a pivotal role in bringing the long-awaited indoor arena to life.

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Conference gains momentum as partners unite to support unpaid Carers

The Dumfries and Galloway Unpaid Carers Conference will take place at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on Tuesday October 10.

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Charities showcase services to Lockerbie Academy pupils

The first ever Lockerbie Academy Charity Fair has taken place. The day, organised in partnership between the school and Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG), gave charities the chance to present their services and opportunities to pupils. Children in S3 also had access to local charities to help with their task of selecting an organisation… Read more »

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Growth launches recruitment drive for Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

A number of new jobs are available due to the arrival of the Community Led Local Development programme and funding administration.

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Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway move base to The Crichton

The new base at Monreith House is fully accessible and places the charity amongst a large number of other third sector organisations.

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Community Fund give 22 D&G groups National Lottery funding

Dumfries and Galloway groups celebrate award from The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Amazing Summer Fund 2023 launched for third sector organisations

Organisations are being asked to deliver free activities for children and young people aged 5–16 for the duration of the summer holidays.

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Wigtown celebrates 25th anniversary as Scotland’s National Book Town

Book Town people gather to celebrate town’s regeneration as they look ahead to the 25th annual festival.

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Free support roadshows return for charities and community groups

The roadshows provide an opportunity for the third sector to seek support on governance, volunteering, or funding.

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Dumfries and Galloway volunteer Coronation Champions announced

The Coronation Champions Awards are organised by the Royal Voluntary Service and celebrate extraordinary volunteers.

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First ever Online Conversations promote themes within third sector

All the sessions are designed to help the third sector become stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable.

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Community support for third year of fund to help more projects

A total of £445,026 was given to 33 third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway in the last round.

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Horse rescue centre able to offer ASDAN course

ASDAN provides programmes and qualifications for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Birthday celebrations help mark charity’s 10th year

D&G HandyVan staff were joined by board members, volunteers and invited guests in Lockerbie to celebrate the special anniversary.

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Charity winding up looks to give funds to similar organisation

The organisation Health and Shelter for Children is winding up and has some remaining funds to donate to a charity that fits its purpose.  This must be for children under 13 years old and has housing or shelter in the organisation.  The money is to be used for equipment for children and young people, such… Read more »

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Stranraer project shortlisted in Great British Business Awards

The Furniture Project have been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to the Community category.

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Community celebrates five years of Midsteeple Quarter

Five years of transformational people power in Dumfries has been celebrated, with supporters declaring: “We’ve only just begun”.

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Organisations awarded £725,000 from mental health and wellbeing fund

A total of £445,026 was split between 33 third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway.

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Funding to cover the cost of training needed for myself, staff, or volunteers?

A number of funders or training sources that might be able to help with costs of developing the skills of your team.

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Hen’s Dens to be created across Dumfries and Galloway

The Hens’ Dens are a safe space for women with Learning Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and/or autism to create healthy relationships and develop life skills.

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Ten-year-old Heather asks for help to find our unsung heroes

Heather Bryson is looking for opportunities to speak at meetings or events to encourage others to nominate local heroes.

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Leading women in social enterprise celebrated at free event

The free event is delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport in collaboration with Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.

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Where can I find training for myself, staff and or volunteers?

Training courses available from a wide range of organisations to help you gain your desired employability skills.

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Four regional projects succeed in Investing in Communities Fund

One hundred projects nationally will share £27million over the next three years to help tackle poverty and disadvantage.

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All change at Shambellie House

Melanie McEwen has become Development Manager as Gordon Mann leaves as Trust Chair.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council Achieves Volunteering Charter Mark

Dumfries and Galloway Council has become the first whole Council in Scotland to be awarded the Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Charter Mark of Excellence by Volunteer Scotland. The external accreditation was officially presented to Dawn Roberts, Chief Executive and Stephen Thompson, former Council Leader at the Ewart Library in Dumfries on Tuesday 14 February 2023… Read more »

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Tackling Poverty Reference Group for region looking for new members

The Tackling Poverty Reference Group is a regional group of Volunteers who have direct experience of poverty.

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Free drop-in online conversations with third sector continue with volunteering

All the sessions are designed to help the third sector become stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable.

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Wheatley Homes South – Environmental Roots Programme

Wheatley Homes South will be delivering their environmental roots employability programme in Dumfries. Due to the way the programmes are funded, places can only be offered to Wheatley customers. This is anyone living in a Wheatley Homes South, formerly DGHP house, or anyone being supported by Wheatley Care. Environmental Roots is a 4 week employability… Read more »

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Artist sought for exciting Midsteeple Quarter creative commission

An artist is being commissioned to work with the community to embrace and express the excitement surrounding the future of Dumfries’ Midsteeple Quarter. They will host a series of engagement events with people of all ages to capture the determination and ambition behind the drive to breathe new life into the town centre through community… Read more »

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Views wanted on future of Dumfries and Galloway’s intermediate care

Many people need medical care that can’t be delivered at their home – this could be physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or just time in a medical setting. This is intermediate care. This year, Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care is engaging to gather views about intermediate care in the region and is launching Right Care, Right… Read more »

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Membership open to employability forum

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway hosts and helps to run thematic forums as part of its engagement work – including its regular one on Employability. The forum is open to any third sector organisation or community group that self-identifies as having a role to play, or interest, in that subject area. The forums: Provide a… Read more »

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Lockerbie Old School regeneration project gets the green light

The project will refurbish the 145-year-old Old School, creating a new Community and Enterprise Centre for the DG11 area.

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£17.7m Levelling Up Fund bid gets go ahead for ‘Reactivating Galloway’

Dalbeattie Rocks and Wheels, Stranraer Water Sports Centre, and the George Hotel in Stranraer are part of a successful £17.7million bid by Dumfries and Galloway Council. It has been announced that the local authority has successfully bid to round two of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) for the ‘Reactivating Galloway’ vision. The three… Read more »

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The People’s Project helps make a difference in Maxwelltown

The project involved many people from the People’s Project and Dumfries and Galloway Council working together.

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Third sector to input into new service to improve cancer journey in region

The new Macmillan-funded service is expected to be fully up and running in Dumfries and Galloway by September this year.

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Social enterprises in D&G showcased to share ideas and inspiration

The programme of visits is supported by South of Scotland Enterprise and organised by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.

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Community-led projects across region get funding boost

The funding is being delivered in partnership between the Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland.

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New Year’s Honours List joy for Dumfries and Galloway trio

The New Year Honours List for 2023 recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.

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Online Conversation to focus on Employability

Our Online Conversations are designed to help the third sector in Dumfries and Galloway become stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable.

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Food Train delivers Christmas cheer to oldest customer Loreta, 102

Volunteers with older people’s charity are ensuring residents across Dumfries and Galloway have all the food they need for the festive season.

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Council gives update on Shared Prosperity Fund status in region

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund succeeds the old EU structural funds and will invest in three local priorities; communities and place, support for local businesses and people and skills.

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National Lottery funding to help bring communities together in D&G

Parents Inclusion Network and The Stove Network were among the groups and both received £150,000.

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Shop to spread Christmas volun-cheer to children’s charities

Three local charities to benefit from return of Kinder shop in Dumfries for one more day.

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Warm spaces across Dumfries and Galloway mapped on DGLocator

Free mobile app DGLocator is being used to map warm spaces available to residents in Dumfries and Galloway.

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