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Scotland’s New Health and Social Care Standards

The new Health and Social Care Standards (the Standards) set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland. They seek to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and that the  basic human rights we are all entitled to are upheld.

Borderlands Conference - Feedback from TSDG

Claire (Operations Manager) and Norma (Chief Executive) from Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway attended the first Borderlands conference on 18 June at Easerbrook Hall. It was the main consultation event for the Borderlands Partnership before it submits its bid to national government for region deal funding.  


Climate Challenge Fund Open - Apply Now

Maximum Available: £150,000
Closing Date: 03/08/2018 - 17:00

The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions, with initiatives including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency.

Social Innovation Competition 2018 - delivered by Firstport

Maximum Available: £5000
Closing Date: 30/07/2018 - 12:00

Firstport is celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 by looking for individuals with the most exciting, innovative and enterprising new ideas for working with and for Scotland’s young people. 


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

Independent Advocacy Engagement Sessions

Date / Time: 25/06/2018 - 10:30 to 12:00, 28/06/2018 - 09:00 to 10:30, 28/06/2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
Venue: Newton Stewart, Activity and Resource Centre, King Street, Newton Stewart: New Board Room 1, Crichton Hall, Dumfries: Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Services, Church Crescent, Dumfries

Independent Advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives.

We need to develop a new Independent Advocacy Plan for Adults in Dumfries and Galloway and would like to hear from people who currently use independent advocacy services, those that have used advocacy services in the past and anyone with an interest in independent advocacy.

Drop in sessions will be held on:

 Monday 25 June 10:30am to 12 noon at Newton Stewart, Activity and Resource Centre, King Street, Newton Stewart

 Thursday 28 June 9am – 10:30am, New Board Room 1, Crichton Hall, Dumfries

 Thursday 28 June 1pm to 3pm at Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Services, Church Crescent, Dumfries

 Or by responding to an online survey


Dumfries and Galloway Climate Challenge Fund Information Surgery

Date / Time: 18/07/2018 - 12:45 to 17:00
Venue: The Usual Place, Academy Street, Dumfries, DG1 1BZ

Community-led organisations from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond wanting to know more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) are invited to attend this Information Surgery.

Sandhead Learning & Internet Centre - AGM

Date / Time: 28/06/2018 - 16:30
Venue: Burns House, Stranraer

Sandhead Learning & Internet Centre (SLIC) are holding their AGM on Thursday 28th June in Burns House at 4.30pm