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Scottish Government Consultation

Scottish Ministers are responsible for determining applications for consent for electricity generating stations with installed capacity exceeding 1MW (offshore) and 50 MW (onshore) and overhead power lines in Scotland under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 respectively. 

Shelter Scotland - Stakeholder Consultation

“Shelter Scotland has been delivering training to the housing sector across Scotland for many years. While their programmes have evolved and changed, Shelter Scotland's training still enjoys significant demand.

Nonetheless, the team are keen to enhance their offering and consider new markets, new products and different ways of working. The organisation has therefore contracted Community Enterprise Ltd to undertake an in depth review of the needs of the sector and how Shelter Training can change to better meet that need.

CSEG- Finding from the multi-agency and third sector engagement event.

Following on from inspection of services for children and young people in 2014, senior managers made a commitment to lead on regular staff engagement events that would be open to all those working in services for children and young people. The staff engagement events that took place in November 2017 were the 10th and 11th such events.

The purpose of these staff engagement events was to:-

  • Give an opportunity to provide feedback on improvement journey so far
  • Allow time for dialogue and reflection on our approach
  • Give an opportunity for networking and the sharing of ideas and experience


The Good Help Award

Maximum Available: £15.000
Closing Date: 30/04/2018 (All day)

Financial award available to organisations or teams from within the public, voluntary, community or social enterprise sectors that demonstrates they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action.

There are three awards available - one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up.

Organisations or teams from within the public, voluntary, community or social enterprise sectors in the UK are eligible to apply.  Commissioners and/or providers are also eligible to apply.

DG Unlimited - Funding Deadline Approaching

Maximum Available: £750
Closing Date: 25/02/2018 (All day)

The final deadline for Get Involved Get Inspired (GIGI) and Inspire Create Cultivate (ICC) funding from DG Unlimited is approaching.
Applications are accepted anytime up until midnight on Sunday 25th February.

Weston Anniversary Fund - Garfield Weston Foundation

Maximum Available: £ 150,000
Closing Date: 30/06/2018 - 09:00

One-off grants are available to registered charities, places of worship and state schools for capital projects that benefit local communities in the UK.   The Foundation - in celebration of sixty years of grant giving - is providing grants for community charitable projects in the UK.

Events and Training

PDA in Community Involvement Information Session

Venue: Conference Room, Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

A partnership between Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries and Galloway College has led to the development of a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Community Involvement at SCQF level 7. We are holding an information session on our upcoming PDA in Community Involvement course on 20th February at 5pm in our Dumfries office in 16 Queensberry Street. This award will extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and is linked to National Occupational Standards. It is for those who are working (paid or voluntary) within Community Learning and Development settings including CLD Practice, Capacity Building, Youth Work or Adult Learning.


The £20,000 Give Away Event

Date / Time: 24/02/2018 - 14:00 to 15:45
Venue: Ballochmyle Terrace, Dumfries

The ‘BIG FUN’ COMMUNITY DAY for North West Dumfries.

2-5pm  FREE Family Fun


7.30-10pm All FREE 70’s, 80’s, 90’s MUSIC PARTY


Emotional Resilience and Mental Toughness

Date / Time: 19/03/2018 - 13:00 to 16:30
Venue: The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries, DG1 1BZ

This workshop, suitable for staff or managers, is designed to help those who are going through periods of change and/or experiencing increased pressure both on their work and on themselves, to identify how they could develop greater resilience and mental toughness skills.