New report highlights work of TSIs throughout Covid-19

The aim of the review was to better understand the role of Third Sector Interfaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A chat with Community Land Scotland’s Aimee Hesp

The South of Scotland Development Officer outlined for us the support available for aspiring and existing community owners in the area.

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Loch Ken plans to be the world’s first ‘future-ready’ community

The ‘first’ for this type of approach will seek to align the plan with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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DAGCAS making debt advice more accessible in the region

A new Multi-Channel Debt Advice team will enhance specialist debt advice provision.

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Funding success for The Guild helps promote young performers

The Guild, producers of the popular monthly Dumfries Market Festival have used some of this award to purchase Busking Kits.

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Funding to tackle violence against women and girls

The fund includes more than £28 million for frontline services which provide direct support to women and girls..

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Healthy Ageing competition to support social enterprises

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) are holding a competition to support social enterprises in developing products and services that tackle some of the impacts of ageing. Funded by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Healthy Ageing Challenge, the competition provides full funding of up to £150,000 for individual successful projects as a share of an… Read more »

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New Round of Robin Rigg Community Fund Opens

Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) is once again running the Robin Rigg Community Fund for 2022 on both side of the Solway Firth. The Robin Rigg Community Fund, provided by RWE Renewables, is available to community groups and organisations in the eligible Solway area undertaking activities that contribute to the reduction of the effects of climate… Read more »

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Evolution of Big Burns Supper

Organisers of Big Burns Supper are undertaking a community consultation about the evolution of the festival, and the event model ahead of the next Festival which is due to be staged in January 2022. The festival is produced by a local charity which  runs community projects Dumfries Youth Theatre, Dumfries Community Choir, Dumfries Carnival and… Read more »

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Quarriers to launch new Parent Carer Support Service

The new service will support parent carers of children under 18 affected by disability, physical or mental health issues, or complex support needs. With bases in Dumfries and Stranraer, the service offers: Support to work out what help you need Range of contact methods Advice and information Peer support Training and Development Support to have… Read more »

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2021 Third & Independent Sector Workforce and Recruitment Survey

DG Health and Social Care Partnership is currently developing a new workforce plan and at present there is very little information about our local third and independent sector workforce. At national level, Scottish Care is seeking similar information to input to the Scottish Government. Input is welcome from all providers that operate or work in… Read more »

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Significant rise in region’s drug deaths in first half of 2021

In the first six months of 2021 there was a total of 25 suspected drug-related deaths.

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