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Meet Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Open door chance to discover more about Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and meet staff. Our staff are coming to meet you, showcasing what Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway can offer for free. Enjoy a quick introduction to the charity’s services and then grab a chance to chat with any of the staff there on… Read more »


Meet Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Open door chance to discover more about Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and meet staff. Our staff are coming to meet you, showcasing what Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway can offer for free. Enjoy a quick introduction to the charity’s services and then grab a chance to chat with any of the staff there on… Read more »


Meet Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Open door chance to discover more about Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and meet staff. Our staff are coming to meet you, showcasing what Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway can offer for free. Enjoy a quick introduction to the charity’s services and then grab a chance to chat with any of the staff there on… Read more »


Meet Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Open door chance to discover more about Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and meet staff. Our staff are coming to meet you, showcasing what Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway can offer for free. Enjoy a quick introduction to the charity’s services and then grab a chance to chat with any of the staff there on… Read more »



Message from Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway’s new CEO

Hello. I’m delighted to have joined Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway at such an important time for our sector and for our region. Much has changed over the past few years as we face the post-pandemic challenges that we haven’t yet addressed, on top of already difficult pressures for our children, families, and communities. I’m… Read more »






Welcome to Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

We are a charitable organisation that exists to promote, support, and develop a strong third sector, social enterprise, volunteering, and connect into community planning. Our sector includes organisations that exist to improve the lives of the people and communities of Dumfries and Galloway.


Community Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

We’re looking for a colleague passionate about wellbeing who will support third sector organisations to contribute to building community health and wellbeing across Dumfries and Galloway. Our new colleague will be central to supporting our developing activity across a significant sector, including developing materials and resources, coordinating events and communicating with the sector and our… Read more »


Locality Development Officer – Annandale and Eskdale

We are looking for a passionate community advocate who can get to know the third sector across their area, provide the necessary advice and support and can connect with communities and encourage involvement. The successful candidate will enjoy building new connections and relationships, be resourceful and apply problem solving skills and make links across the… Read more »


Sadness at the passing of our friend and colleague

Everyone at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway is deeply saddened at the passing of our friend and colleague Sharee Donoghue. Sharee was our Lead for Employability, Skills and Learning and joined the organisation in November 2021. Since then, she built and strengthened relationships with partners and other third sector organisations using her experience of over… Read more »



Community Health and Wellbeing Forum

Enabling people to live well with dementia is a global health priority. As well as providing practical support, our communities could be the largest resource to support people to live well at home with dementia, to stay active in their community and ultimately boost social connectivity, health and wellbeing. Join us to discuss how organisations… Read more »



Setting outcomes and indicators

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Evaluation is all about measuring your impact; setting meaningful and proportionate outcomes and indicators plays an important part in the evaluation journey. This session will take you through the process of understanding what outcomes and indicators are and how they can help you to explain the difference your work makes to your beneficiaries. This session… Read more »



Funding Roadshow (Dumfries)

Funding Roadshow Dumfries

Discover funding at your fingertips by booking a ticket to join us at the Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway funding roadshow. This in-person event is designed to give third sector organisations in Dumfries and Galloway a chance to briefly discuss their projects and funding requirements and make a direct connection to funders whilst understanding their… Read more »







Charity trustee – understanding your responsibilities

All charity trustees have legal duties and responsibilities under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. These duties are separated out into general duties, that set out a broad framework that all charity trustees must work within, and specific duties detailed in the 2005 Act. This session will guide you through the general and… Read more »


Organisational sustainability and succession

Focussing on sustainability and succession will ensure that your organisation is prepared for the future. Sustainability covers need and demand​, people​, materials​, finance​, strategic (governance) planning​ and project (activity) planning. Succession planning should include beneficiaries, members of your governing body​, office bearers, members of your organisation and staff​. This session will be presented by independent… Read more »


Effective business planning in the third sector

All charities should focus resources towards effective business planning. This session will focus on the key steps to follow to develop a business plan. Looking at governance and activity planning, you will develop the knowledge needed to effectively business plan for the future. This session will be presented by independent consultant David Link. David has… Read more »


Financial management for the third sector

Financial Management is an important aspect of good governance. Developed specifically for the non-financially minded​, this session will address some common misconceptions about responsibility, identify who is responsible​ and highlights the questions you should be asking​. You will also be provided with an overview of the documents typically used. This session will be presented by… Read more »


Understanding your role as Office Bearer

The role of officer bearer carries certain responsibilities over and above that of a trustee. This session will help you identify if your constitution requires office bearers and will focus on the role of Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary and understanding the responsibilities that these roles command. It will be presented by independent consultant David Link…. Read more »


Setting outcomes and indicators

Evaluation is all about measuring your impact; setting meaningful and proportionate outcomes and indicators plays an important part in the evaluation journey. This session will take you through the process of understanding what outcomes and indicators are and how they can help you to explain the difference your work makes to your beneficiaries. This session… Read more »


The value of storytelling in the third sector

Successful storytelling can transform case studies demonstrating how your organisation makes a difference and helping to raise awareness about your work and showcase your impact to service users, external partners, and funders. We will look at what should be included and how to consider and start to construct the content. This session will be presented… Read more »


Canva – a free design tool for the third sector

Canva - A free design tool for the third sector

An introductory/beginner’s tour to the design tool that offers a free pro account for qualifying third sector organisations and opens the door to a world of opportunities to easily create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more. This session will be presented by Alan Hall, our Head of Communications and Impact. Alan provides… Read more »


Pop-up enterprise hub launched on Dumfries High Street

• The launch of Midsteeple Quarter’s Enterprise Pop-up Hub at The Smithy, Dumfries High Street. Midsteeple Quarter Community Engagement Activator Kathryn Hill and board member Robert Richmond are pictured, front, with, left to right, Kenny Bowie (Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce), Kirstie Scrimgeour (South of Scotland Enterprise), Selina McMorran (Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway), Gary Calderwood (Business Gateway), Jamie Shovelin (Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce) and Sarah-Jane Burns (CodeBase)

Fledgling enterprises in Dumfries are being offered the chance to trade for free on the High Street. The opportunity to make use of The Smithy from Fridays until Mondays is part of a package of support being made available for start-ups through a Pop-up Enterprise Hub initiative aimed at providing a springboard to success. Led… Read more »







Round Two awards in Dumfries and Galloway

This second year of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund was launched in 2022. (Awards listed alphabetically) All Roads Lead to Whithorn – Warm Machars Space – £16,780 With the funds, a series of classes and social groups will be created in a warm, welcoming and supportive space with a weekly drop in, and… Read more »


Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund was established to support mental health and well-being in communities across Scotland. The fund supports adult community-based initiatives to help address the impact of distress and mental ill health caused by social isolation and loneliness, as well as addressing the mental health inequalities exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic…. Read more »