During the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee (13 November 2018) Councillors agreed to the proposed Community Asset transfer of the Bakers Oven property located on the High Street in Dumfries for the sum of £1.00; continuing the positive uptake in community ownership of local facilities right across the region.
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Dumfries and Galloway Council is asking the public to take the budget challenge and tell us how they would create a council budget for 2019/20.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has already had to make £92 million of savings over the last six years. The council now needs to make another £30 million of savings over the next two years.
Would you like to help make a positive change to the lives of people aged 60+ who feel lonely?
The Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund is now open for applications.
The purpose of the Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund is to increase the volume and impact of high quality arts projects for the public and economic benefit of the region.
The CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund aims build the capacity of young people and the youth work organistions who work to support them. For 2019/20, the fund will support the Scottish Government’s aim to tackle inequalities by having a greater focus on young people from areas of deprivation. They welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes which provide diversionary youth work activities for young people aged 10 to 24, who face one or more forms of disadvantage: living in areas of deprivation (priority will be given to projects working in communities within the top 20% SIMD); being unemployed, not in education or training; being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school; being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending/re-offending.
Cascading Leadership provides a free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support. The programme offers free support, advice and training based on a model of peer-to-peer support. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders and is now offering a further 64 places on this year’s programme. Successful applicants will be matched into pairs, with a consultant (an established charity leader), working with a partner (a leader who is seeking support).
Events and Training
Since May this year the organisations behind the Local Governance Review have been encouraging community groups to hold Democracy Matters conversations with communities of place and interest across the country. The ideas generated through these conversations are being gathered and will ensure that the outcomes of the review focus on what local people have identified.
Diane Irving-Davidson and Mandy Patterson (Resilience & Community Safety Service ) will be out hoping to talk with the public – highlighting the importance of being “Ready for Winter”
Generations Working Together are holding Edition 2 of the Intergenerational Training Course for Trainers and Practitioners.
21st November 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm at The Crichton Trust, Grierson House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZE (£75 Full / £50 Concession)
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