From Lochans to Langholm - Kirkconnel or Kirkbean this is your community. Your community for news, events, funding opportunities and more. 
Its up to you - be part of it, join in and get connected to people who are as passionate about the third sector as you.


Social Investment Scotland - new social impact report is now online.

As we launch our latest Social Impact Report, it’s hugely rewarding to see the benefit of our social investment reaching into so many communities across Scotland. Not only are we supporting these organisations to grow and prosper, creating jobs and revenue, but we are also seeing more people in Scotland’s most marginalised communities positively impacted by the amazing work carried out by our customers, day in, day out.

Soul Soup seek Desks for New Premises

Soul Soup have moved premises and are seeking some office furniture - 'We are looking for office desks, the ones we have are a bit large for our new office. I wonder does anyone out there have some office desks they no longer need?'  if anyone has some desks etc to donate,  Please contact Linda Mclachlan, Managing Director of Soul Soup


Chairperson - Caring for Carers Shop, King Street, Castle Douglas

Caring for Carers Shop, King Street, Castle Douglas if looking for a Chairperson to help take the organisation forward.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with experience of meetings (and especially as chairperson) and wants to support the work of the group to continue, develop and grow

An individual is required to lead, drive and delegate whilst also building the committee in support of the staff and volunteers in providing a clean and well-presented shop, raising funds for carers.


South of Scotland Gap Funding Loan Scheme

Maximum Available: £50,000

The South of Scotland Loan Scheme provides gap funding for SME business-growth projects that offer economic benefits for the South of Scotland.

The provision of this gap funding demands that applicants must demonstrate they have exhausted conventional sources of funding.

Culture and Business Fund Scotland

Maximum Available: £40,000

The Culture and Business Fund Scotland (CBFS) is funded by the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland and is managed by Arts & Business Scotland.

Inventor Prize

Maximum Available: £ 50,000
Closing Date: 22/10/2017 - 23:00

The Inventor Prize is a pilot programme which is being administered by Nesta; a registered charity operating as an innovation foundation, supporting new ideas that are able to address some of the major challenges of modern times. The Prize is being funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Events and Training

FREE accredited CPD family conflict resolution training opportunity

Date / Time: 19/10/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Venue: Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association, Irish Street, Dumfries, DG1 2PH

The subject of conflict resolution is vast; however, this training identifies generic core elements that individuals, irrespective of their role, will benefit from. The accredited CPD training will give participants the opportunity to reflect on and understand some of the dynamics of conflict within relationships.