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News

General Youth / Community Worker - Contract Opportunity with Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants are looking for a Youth /  Community Worker who will be working alongside thier skilled team of Directors, other associates or volunteers to either lead or support face to face sessions with young people and adult community members, or to work and develop productive partnerships with the agencies who support them.  As many of our associates are from the arts and heritage sectors, with minimal experience of formal youth work or community development, you will often be responsible for ensuring quality youth work or community development approaches are adopted during sessions, and will be working closely to support young people and community members who participate in the projects, ensuring that their experiences are safe, enjoyable, and valuable; and that their needs are met, and their voices heard.

Contract Opportunity with Sleeping Giants– Heritage Experts

Sleeping Giants are looking for self-employed associates, with expertise in the natural, built or cultural heritage of Dumfries and Galloway to undertake a variety of small commissions with the communities of Lochside and Lincluden, over the spring and summer months to help with the delivery of our Hidden Histories Project.  We are particularly interested in people who are skilled in delivering interactive and engaging heritage related activities.

Project Youth / Community Worker - Contract Opportunity with Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants are looking for a Youth / Community Worker. The role will be working alongside their Executive Creative Director, as well as other associates who will be bringing a range of skills and expertise to the various aspects of the project.  Your role will not be to lead sessions, but to support colleagues in the delivery of all face to face sessions.  You will however be responsible for ensuring quality youth work or community development approaches are adopted throughout, and will be working closely to support young people and community members who participate in the project, ensuring that their experiences are safe, enjoyable, and valuable; and that their needs are met, and their voices heard.

 

Funding

The Holywood Trust - Funding Surgery Wigtown & Whithorn

Maximum Available: £
Closing Date: 08/05/2017 - 10:00

Funding Surgery with the Holywood Trust,  Book and apointment for 8th May 2017,

  • 10am - 12noon at Wigtown Town Hall
  • 13.30pm - 3pm at The Whithorn Trust, 45-7 George Street, Whithorn

Anyone interested in meeting with the trust, should contact the Trust Office to arrange an appointment on 01387269176 or funds@holywood-trust.org.uk

The Hilden Charitable Fund Summer Play Schemes Grants 2017

Maximum Available: £1,500
Closing Date: 24/05/2017 (All day)

This Fund has allocated a small budget to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children. Some priority will be given to projects that include children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.
Trustees look to fund:

- Projects for children aged 5 to 18 years.
- Locally based schemes lasting from 2 to 6 weeks.
- Schemes with strong volunteer support.

Events and Training

Business Gateway Workshops

Date / Time: 02/05/2017 (All day) to 31/07/2017 (All day)
Venue: Various

Business Gateway announce a raft of new workshops for the budding entrepreneurs of our region.

Accessible Playground Opening, Eskdalemuir Hub

Date / Time: 06/05/2017 - 11:00
Venue: Eskdalemuir Community Hub

Eskdalemuir Commuity Hub are opening their wheelchair friendly playground on Saturday the 6th May.  There will be bubbles, balloons and cakes for all on the day, please drop by after 11am.  The Eskdale Community Hub is home to a Cafe, Shop, Gallery and exhibition space and regular events, as well as rooms to hire . 

Masquerade Ball with Soul Soup

Date / Time: 06/05/2017 - 19:00 to 07/05/2017 - 01:00
Venue: Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Join Soul Soup for an evening of Masquerade.

This event is to help raise funds for Soul Soup who support the mental health of under 25's in Dumfries and Galloway.

The doors open at 7pm, to book your place, contact Soul Soup at events@soulsoup.co.uk or call 01387 950813