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Nominations are open to exhibit at the 5th Annual Celebration event

The event will celebrate the impact of education and partnership between Health, Social Care and Third Sector. 

This year will also include, as part of the Summer of Celebration in Dumfries and Galloway, the NHS at 70 and Scottish Patient Safety Programme at 10 Years.

Closing date to submit your interest is Friday 24th August

Scottish Governance Code consultation open for responses

Scotland's Third Sector Governance Forum have been working to develop a Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector. They are looking to create a Code that’s for the sector, by the sector, and they are looking for your views. Anyone from chief execs to trustees, directors of social enterprises, committee members of voluntary organisations, TSIs, lawyers or the public can take part in the consultation

Vacancy - Self-Directed Support Link Practitioners - Compass SDS Brokerage

Due to expansion, vacancies have arisen within Compass SDS Brokerage for 2 x Self-Directed Support Link Practitioners - Full time and 1 x Self-Directed Support Link Practitioner - Part Time

Full time posts will be based in Dumfries and will be 37.5 hours per week.

Part time post will be based in Stranraer and will be 22.5 hours per week.

Hourly rate: £10 plus occasional mileage expenses. Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the health and social care sector

Closing date is Friday 27th July at 5pm with interviews expected to take place Thursday 9th August


Big Lottery Fund Scotland - Community Assets

Maximum Available: £1,000,000
Closing Date: 20/07/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available to help community-led organisations acquire and/or develop assets in their community, particularly those that are addressing disadvantage or inequality.

Applications do not close. This is a rolling grants programme

Walking for Health Fund 2018 – 2019

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

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
Information Source: Voluntary Action Fund

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.

Events and Training

Community Food Growing Network Meeting

Date / Time: 02/08/2018 - 14:30 to 17:15
Venue: Walled Garden, Garroch Estate, New Galloway

The Dumfries and Galloway Food Growing Network is a project set up to get different growing projects from across Dumfries and Galloway to come together The aim is to bring people together to share their knowledge, ideas and experience.

Self-Directed Support Team - Stranraer Market Place and Café Workshop

Date / Time: 12/09/2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
Venue: Chambers, Ashwood House, Stranraer, DG9 7JH

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.

Self-Directed Support Team - Dumfries 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 in Dumfries. The event will have various presentations, information gathering and networking as well as a market place and refreshements.