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Rural Youth Project Survey

The project is seeking views for this important research to help generate new opportunities for young people in rural areas.

Job Opportunities - Personal Adviser and Engagement Officer with Rathbone

Rathbone Training are looking for a Personal Adviser and Engagement Officer to join their team.

The Personal Adviser will have engagement/training/employability responsibilities for Participants on our new Fair Start Programme.  They will be required to support the Team Leader, Colleagues and Participants in engaging with external partners, specialist and referral agencies as well as seeking employment opportunities throughout Dumfries and Galloway.

The role of Engagement Officer requires engaging with potential customers aged 16 + from Dumfries and Galloway who are not in education, training or employment.  The aim is to improve life chances to progress closer to the labour market which will be achieved through the provision of intensive support to overcome any barriers to moving on, improving behaviour and relationships, and encouraging re-engagement with positive destinations eg. learning, employability, voluntary work.

Fair Start Scotland

Replacing previous Work programmes, Fair Start Scotland is the Scottish Government’s first devolved employability programme.  Setting out an offer to engage at least 984 participants within Dumfries & Galloway from a Scotland wide target of a minimum of 38,000, the aim is to support people closer to, and/or into sustainable work.  Unlike previous initiatives this is a voluntary programme, with no negative impact on benefits, which offers individualised and personalised support.


Grants for Community Projects from Loreburn Community Council

Maximum Available: £500
Closing Date: 15/06/2018 (All day)

Loreburn Community Council are welcoming applications from groups or associations to support projects that show a clear benefit to the community of the Loreburn Community Council area.

Sustainable Development Fund

Maximum Available: £200,000
Closing Date: 01/08/2018 - 12:00

SSE has opened the third round of its Dumfries and Galloway Sustainable Development Fund, making £200,000 available to support ‘transformative’ community projects. The Fund is open to non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities across the region. Successful projects will have the potential to deliver transformational social, economic and environmental changes in the local area and support long-term community development.

Events and Training

The Great Get Together!

Date / Time: 22/06/2018 (All day) to 24/06/2018 (All day)

The Great Get Together is taking place over the weekend of 22-24 June.  The objective is simply to bring people together and emphasise that what unites us is greater than what divides us.  It was inspired by Jo Cox and falls on the anniversary of her death. 

2018 Masterclasses for Chairs & Trustees - ACOSVO

Date / Time: 28/08/2018 - 16:00
Venue: Various

ACOSVO have announced their 2018 programme of training and networking events targetted specifically towards Chairs, Vice-Chairs, and Trustees. More Governance-themed events will be announced throughout the year!

PVG Consultation - Dumfries & Galloway

Date / Time: 14/06/2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Venue: Castle Douglas Community Centre

This workshop has been designed to generate discussion about the current consultation on PVG, consider how the proposed changes will impact on both your organsation and the voluntary sector and to help you to decide what information you would like to contribute to the consultation.