Welcome to New Members of Third sector Dumfries and Galloway

A warm welcome is extended to new members of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, who have joined us since November 2017:

Dumfries Baptist Church

Birchvale Players

Glencairn Bowling Club

Ecclefechan Community Project

Crocketford Community Initiative#

OSCR are looking for your views.

The application will be launched later in 2018. It aims to make registration as simple as possible for the applicant while also allowing the streamlining of decision making processes within OSCR.

Edinburgh Marathon 2018 Fundraising for Leonard Cheshire Disability


Opportunity for runners to fundraise for Leonard Cheshire Disability - Dumfries & Galloway!

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on Sunday 27 May 2018 and Leonard Cheshire Disability has charity places for runners to take part in this fantastic event and raise funds for the charity’s essential supported living services.

The marathon takes on 26.2 miles through the City and costs £30 to sign up. Runners are asked to aim to raise £500. The half marathon at the same time takes on 13.1 miles and costs £20 to sign up. Runners are asked to aim to raise £250. All money raised by local participants will go to Leonard Cheshire Disability’s services in Dumfries & Galloway. You may even nominate which Unit.

Those taking part will be fully supported and receive all the necessary information, documentation, running vest and guidance from our Events Team.

If you would like to take part, please contact our Events Assistant; claudia.taylor@leonardcheshire.org   T; 020 3242 0357.

Circulated by; Bill Milven, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Dumfries and Galloway Services, Lochar House, Heathhall, Dumfries DG1 3NU  bill.milven@leonardcheshire.org   01387 711337

Annual Police Plan 2018/19 - Your Thoughts Sought

Police Scotland is currently developing the 2018/19 Annual Police Plan which will be laid before the Scottish Parliament at the end of March. This plan will set out the policing priorities for 2018/19 and summarise the planned activities to address these priorities.

We are keen to engage with our partners and the public to offer the opportunity to comment on extracts from the draft plan via the following Citizen Space survey:

The Hollywood Trust Supports the roll out of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) across Dumfries and Galloway

The Holywood Trust has joined forces with The Wood Foundation to support the introduction of the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (YPI Scotland) to Dumfries & Galloway secondary schools.  Through YPI, young people from across a whole school year group, work in small teams to actively research and understand the big social issues that affect their local community.  In each school the programme culminates with a grand final where the very best teams compete against one another to secure a £3000 Grant for their chosen local charity. 

Third Sector Workforce Plan Questionnaire

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has been tasked with compiling information relating to third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway in order to get a picture of the third sector workforce and how this contributes to health and social care.

Job Vacancy with Better Lives Partnership

The Board of Trustees of Better Lives Partnership is recruiting a Research Officer 
(Fixed term for 9 months to start March 2018)
Salary: £25 per hour for 21 hours/week.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 19th February 2018
For a job description contact: Andy Margerison, Council Offices, Daar Road, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG or email Andrew.Margerison@dumgal.gov.uk