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Support in Mind Scotland – National Information Service Survey

Support in Mind Scotland – National Information Service Survey


You have been in touch with our services located throughout Dumfries and Galloway  and we hope you don’t mind us approaching you with regard to improving one of our national services . 


Our National Information Service has been running for many years and over the last 12 months has experienced a steady increase in the number of people using the service and a greater complexity to the information and advice being requested. 


We would be very grateful if you could distribute the attached survey to all colleagues who might be interested, whether or not they have used our Information service in the past as all input will be very valuable to us in developing our current service.  All personal information will be treated in strictest confidence


We would be delighted if you would circulate the survey to your networks also. 


The survey is accessible via Survey Monkey -


If you would prefer paper copies please contact me – details below.


Surveys should be returned by 31st August.


As part of a Scottish Government /South of Scotland Economic Partnership funded programme, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to support them to strengthen the community and progress the Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Community Action Plan.

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. 


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.


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.

Tackling Poverty Forum Stranraer

Date / Time: 22/08/2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Burns House, Training Room, Harbour Street, DG9 7RD

The next Tackling Poverty Forum will present an opportunity to explore and collaborate on how best to move forward with the group and form what the next steps may be. This new forum could help everyone to work together to:

  • Develop partnership opportunities between organisations which previously had no contact; enabling promotion and collaborative working between providers;
  • Establishing a new e-mail network which will highlight successful projects, provide details of potential funding opportunities and networking events;
  • Sharing best practice to support existing and new organisations to emulate the success of others;
  • Avoid duplication of services and re-focus support to where it is most needed;
  • Identifying gaps and challenges to influence future working.