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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Multiagency Adult Support and Protection (Level 2) Training

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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Grants up to £1.5m to support place-based regeneration of heritage areas

Heritage focused schemes that are located within conservation areas or distinctive heritage areas will be supported through the programme.

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Invitation from council to Community Conversations ahead of tourist season

The local authority is keen to share information on its plans to welcome visitors to Dumfries and Galloway.

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Over £50,000 of Lottery money goes to local Trust in Dumfries and Galloway

Part of the money was given to help mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Legion Scotland granted Freedom of Dumfries and Galloway

2021 was the 100th anniversary of the Legion and Dumfries and Galloway Council agreed to grant Honorary Freeman status to Legion Scotland.

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Food Train launches fundraiser in final leg to create centre for older people

The charity is transforming the former council offices on English Street into its first purpose-created headquarters.

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Appeal for urgent donations to support Ukraine

The Team are looking for donations of the most urgently needed item, particularly medical supplies.

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Community benefit small grant scheme launches for Dumfries and Galloway

Third sector organisations, constituted community groups, amateur sports clubs, and not for profit social enterprises, can all apply.

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Galloway Glens Scheme selected by OECD as a case study in ‘Innovation’

The Galloway Glens Scheme has been selected as one of only four case studies across the whole of Scotland.

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Invitation made to join the Participation and Engagement Network

The PEN is managed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway on behalf of the Community Planning Partnership. 

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Census day on Sunday March 20

Every household in Scotland has a legal responsibility to complete a census questionnaire.

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DGLocator free mobile app- mapping services across Dumfries and Galloway

Thank you for your interest in downloading our free mobile app DGLocator. It is available now to download on the Apple App Store and Android on Google Play at the links below. Android – https://bit.ly/dglocatorandroid Apple – https://apple.co/3BbTNs8 The app showcases the services available through charities, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises within the region. Already over 1000… Read more »

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Donations and collections in region to help support Ukrainians fleeing war

Third sector partners in the region are amongst those helping to support people who have fled the war in Ukraine. OPIR / MOOL – organising an aid convoy, awaiting details of warehouse in Dumfries for donations, also a collection point in Lockerbie Ukranian Chapel at Hallmuir near Lockerbie on March 5-6 and 12-13, donations being… Read more »

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Excellence Award for D&G community resilience response in pandemic

The annual CoSLA’s Excellence Awards recognise areas of best practice and innovatively delivering services.

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Community organisations celebrate almost £2.5m in grant awards

Over £1.3million was awarded to successful applicants in Dumfries and Galloway and more than £1.1million in the Scottish Borders.

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Research project investigates digital use by vulnerable in the region

Charity Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is collecting data on the nature of exclusion to develop a wider understanding of what needs to change.

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Citizens Advice Service here to help with current energy crisis

The Service is here to help with soaring energy bills, as prices rise and the cost of living increases.

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Lodge opened after redevelopment for support service at Shambellie

The Lodge is the first part of the redevelopment project at Shambellie House to be completed.

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Regeneration project to reinvigorate rural D&G communities

Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust have received over £280,000 to help develop more affordable and sustainable housing in the area.

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Home from hospital food packs to support health and social care in region

Alliance between Health and Social Care Partnership in partnership and local charity piloted.

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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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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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£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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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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Galloway Glens Scheme secures six-month extension to work in area

The Scheme is an initiative of the Council’s Environment Team and will oversee investment of more than £5million in the area.

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Fund prepares to launch to help tackle mental health inequalities

Grassroots community groups, social enterprises, and third sector organisations will be able to benefit from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

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Sarah-Jane set to inspire connections at the Crichton Trust

She will liaise with and support the businesses, education institutions, and charitable organisations based at The Crichton.

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Consultation begins on Scotland’s National Planning Framework 4

It sets out how the Scottish Government’s approach to planning and development will help to achieve a net-zero, sustainable Scotland by 2045.

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Online event to share work of Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

The event will bring together staff and volunteers to talk more about the work they do and the support offered.  

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Hundreds lodge interest in new £750,000 fund for south Scotland

The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund will be open this month in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, with over £750,000 available across the two areas.

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Donations of warm winter clothes sought by local authority

Jackets, jumpers, cardigans, hats, scarves, gloves, etc in any sizes are requested – both children and adults.

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Scotland’s Census 2022 awareness sessions now under way

The sessions will offer a general overview of the Census and what will be required on the ground.

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New £50,000 Jubilee grants launches next week

Funded projects will need to be up and running by Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on the June 5 2022.

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Stranraer social enterprise builds case for Fair Work employment

The social enterprise operates the Community Reuse Shop, The Re:Loved Shop, Fed Up Community Café and Rhins Active.

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New free app and website map locates services across Dumfries and Galloway

DGLocator is the creation of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and is supported by a free to access website.

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Support4Life – here to help those with long term conditions with benefits

The project helps those with Long Term Conditions, illnesses and disabilities identify and claim the benefits they are entitled to.

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Report highlights support for Windfarm Community Benefit Fund

Independent review shows strong levels of positivity surrounding programme as directors announce new small grants scheme to support string of communities.

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More awards from the Galloway Glens Small Grants Scheme

The Galloway Glens Scheme is an initiative of Dumfries an Galloway Council’s Environment team.

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Success for two projects with offers from Community Ownership Fund

The £150 million Community Ownership Fund will run over a total of four years with the start of round two coming soon.

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D&G projects chosen in pilot of EU structural fund replacement

The £220 million UK Community Renewal Fund will provide funding to help places across the UK prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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#COP26 third sector showcase – Solway Firth Partnership

The Partnership works with people on both sides of the Solway Firth and further afield on a wide range of projects.

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Electric bike scheme receives grant from Together for Our Planet

The UK Government’s Together for Our Planet initiative has been created to engage people with COP26 and inspire positive climate action.

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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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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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