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Desks and Stationery - Free if collected

We at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway have moved premises and have a surplus of desks and chairs. We have also received some stationery from NHS Dumfries and Galloway to give out to the community.

These items are free but will require collection and are available on a first come first served basis. There are currently 6 desks and chairs available. 

David and Goliath crowdfunding campaign launched in preparation for Whitesands Flood Protection Public Inquiry

On Friday 17th August, the Save Our Sands campaign will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds in opposition to the Council’s controversial Whitesands Flood Protection Scheme.

Once the page goes live at 05:00 on 17th August, supporters are being encouraged to contribute to the cause, by donating through the campaign’s Crowdfunder page:

Every donation, no matter the size, will help to tip the scales in favour of the individuals and businesses opposing the scheme.

For more information, please contact

Safety NET-works newsletter (August 2018)

Read the latest edition of Safety NET-works, which has all the latest news from Safer Communities Scotland Network and across the community safety sector


National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

Maximum Available: £10000
Closing Date: 31/03/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, sportscotland and Creative Scotland

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

They cannot accept applications from:

  • individuals
  • sole traders
  • companies that are aimed at generating profits primarily for private distribution
  • organisations based outside the UK
  • applications made by one organisation on behalf of another.


Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Programme

Maximum Available: Discretionary
Information Source: Grantfinder

The Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Programme is provided as part of the Scottish Rural Development Plan (SDRP) with funding from the EU via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The programme is managed by the Dumfries & Galloway Local Action Group (LAG) which includes Scottish Enterprise, Chambers of Commerce and local community and voluntary organisations.

Events and Training

Third sector Transforming Wigtownshire Learning Event

Date / Time: 09/10/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Burns House, Stranraer, DG9 7RD

If you or your service work within Wigtownshire, this event is for you!

You are invited to attend our third sector Transforming Wigtownshire Learning Event from 10am to 12pm on 9th October in the Key Training Room, Burns House, Stranraer.

We are pleased to confirm guest speakers from the Transforming Wigtownshire project, the CoH-Sync project and the Galloway Community Hospital who will give an overview of the new Transforming Wigtownshire project and discuss how the third sector organisations can get involved.


Summerhill Funday

Date / Time: 19/08/2018 - 13:00 to 16:00
Venue: Summerhill Community Centre, Ballochmyle Terrace, DG2 9EF

Summerhill Community Centre is holding its annual family funday. Open to all ages, the day promises to have something for everyone.

This year's theme is Country and Western.

From inflatables to performers, they have it all for all the family to enjoy.

Sunday 19th August, 1pm - 4pm
Summerhill Community Centre
Ballochmyle Terrace

Fully Funded Mindfulness Based Living/Walking Course - Annan

Date / Time: 07/09/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30
Venue: The Bruce Restaurant, High Street, Annan

ia2ps are running a fully funded mindfulness based living/walking course in Annan. This course is suitable for people who feel isolated and lonely in Dumfries and Galloway and as a result may be experiencing anxiety and or depression.