Volunteering events for you

Thank you for your interest in our Volunteering workshops. Our programme will be updated soon for 2023. For more events, click here: Events Calendar.

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Funding events for you

Free training events, open to third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway.

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Governance workshops for you

Thank you for your interest in our Governance events. Our programme for this year is now finished but we are preparing a new programme for 2023. For more third sector events available for you, go to our Events section.

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Ambitious strategy for the future of the South of Scotland to be considered

The draft strategy could soon be made available for public consultation ahead of being finalised later this year.

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Region says thank to work of volunteers during COVID

A special electronic certificate was created by the local resilience partnership to be presented to Covid volunteers.

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The Multiverse expands with official opening of The Coalface

Crawick Multiverse, a spectacular 55-acre land art installation, near Sanquhar, was the vision of artist Charles Jencks.

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New home required for homeless support charity SHAX

SHAX is an award winning re-use furniture social enterprise and charity helping people in new and low-income households to start and sustain a home.

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Enterprise agency SOSE pledges to deliver for the South of Scotland 

South of Scotland Enterprise will develop its own offering through new services, support and funding.

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Queen’s Award for volunteers Galloway Mountain Rescue Service

Galloway Mountain Rescue Team was one of 230 diverse charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to be awarded the honour last year.

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British Empire Medal presented to community stalwart Mairi Ann

Mrs McIntyre has has been involved with charity fundraising projects in Wigtownshire for more than 50 years.

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Over £500,000 Lottery funding goes to 15 organisations across region

The Usual Place led the way with almost £250,000 to continue to run its skills and personal development programme.

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Town Hall to be brought back to life after £1million further support

The £2.65m project will see the creation of a 16-bed bunkhouse which will be predominantly for walkers travelling on the 143-mile Whithorn Way.

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Nurse of the year Jenny joins Blood Bikes’ fleet in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes has a tradition of naming its new vehicles and chose Nurse of the Year Jenny for its latest addition.

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Local art organisations to benefit from £50,000 funding

£50,000 funding is going to ten organisations across Dumfries and Galloway from the Regional Arts Fund 2021/22.

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Renewables provide multi million boost for Dumfries and Galloway Communities

The investment has been provided through community benefit funds linked to onshore windfarms in the region.

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Welcome to Ken Scott, the new Loch Ken Ranger

Ken Scott is a retired police officer now living in Kirkcudbright, and a frequent user of the Loch.

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Spring Fling reveals line up of 2021 artists

Spring Fling is a visual art and contemporary craft open studios event in Dumfries and Galloway.

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New tree planting initiative takes root in South of Scotland landscape

Up to 10,000 new landscape trees over could be planted over the next 12 months.

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Can Do programme gives back to the community

The programme has been learning about activities to alleviate mental health and wellbeing.

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New website to let lived experience lead how you develop mental health support

The website is full of free resources, ideas and insights to encourage people to work together.

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Charity donates symbol of hope and remembrance in hospital grounds

The specially commissioned wood sculpture and accompanying bench will be sited on the green field.

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YES to online support for youth work team

Young people can now access the website and chat online.

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New Stepping Stones Project Manager for Forum

Stepping Stones helps people in crisis in the Stewartry via its food banks.

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