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Job Vacancy: Part-Time Facilitator - SURF

SURF is seeking a part-time Facilitator to support its Alliance for Action programme site of Langholm.

The successful applicant will be responsible for helping to build on local demand for new economic opportunities, an enhanced tourism offer, and increased collaboration between local groups and initiatives.

Self-Directed Support Newsletter - Summer Edition 2018

In this edition, SDS have included the Nation Carer's Act which launched on the 1st April 2018. As an authority Dumfries and Galloway committed to offering the full range of Self-directed Support to ensure they comply with the legislation and promote and protect Carer's Rights.

SDS Brokerage in Dumfries and Galloway

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway wish to congratulate Compass who have been successful in a recent funding application process for Scottish Government funding to develop and deliver an SDS brokerage in Dumfries and Galloway. 


Walking for Health Fund 2018 – 2019

Maximum Available: £10,000
Closing Date: 31/08/2018 (All day)

Paths for All are now accepting expressions of interest for funding for Health Walk projects or related activities.  Projects must include delivery of a weekly Health Walk.

Constituted groups, registered charities, community interest companies, public sector or statutory bodies, health and social care partnerships, health boards, schools, universities, colleges, and private sector organisations working in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help work towards these outcomes in their own communities.

Workplace Equality Fund 2018-2019

Maximum Available: £500,000
Closing Date: 30/08/2018 - 17:00

Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) is inviting applications for the £500,000 Workplace Equality Fund, which it is managing on behalf of the Scottish Government. This fund is open to private sector and third sector organisations.  The fund will have two rounds – round 1 closing on 29th March 2018, and round 2 closing on 30th August 2018.

The aim is to support Scottish Businesses to identify and promote practice that works to reduce employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers. Applications must work towards a minimum of one of the fund outcomes- that can be found here.

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund

Maximum Available: £300
Closing Date: 14/09/2018 - 12:00

The Voluntary Action Fund is delighted to manage the Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government Public Bodies and Public Service Reform Division. 

Events and Training

Self-Directed Support Team - Market Place and Café Workshop

Date / Time: 09/08/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Woodbank, 30 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NW

The Self-Directed Support Team are holding a market place and café workshop. The event will have various presentations, information gathering and networking as well as a market place and refreshements.

safeTalk Training

Date / Time: 23/08/2018 - 09:30 to 12:30
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Education Centre, DGRI, Cargenbridge, Dumfries, DG2 8RX

safeTALK teaches community members to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.

safeTALK prepares participants to activate a suicide alert by following the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) steps.

Dumfries and Galloway Climate Challenge Fund Information Surgery

Date / Time: 18/07/2018 - 12:45 to 17:00
Venue: The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries, DG1 1BZ

Community-led organisations from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond wanting to know more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) are invited to attend this Information Surgery.