Update on PB/Tackling Poverty

Earlier this year our Council’s Communities Committee allocated significant funding to participatory budgeting (PB) with the aim of funding projects across the region which will tackle the causes and effects of poverty in the region. 

Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway recruiting for new Chief Executive

Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway is looking for a new Chief Executive who has the confidence, experience and creativity to lead the organisation through its next exciting phase.  The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for working with the Board to ensure clear strategic direction and leadership of Dumfries and Galloway Third Sector Interface, setting out the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic aims, and developing and managing operational plans and resources that deliver against these.

New guide released on GDPR for charities

Charity cloud software partner Blackbaud Europe has released a new, 12-page handbook to help non-profits understand the implication of GDPR on their organisations. ‘The GDPR Handbook for Non-Profits’ runs through the main differences between the new regulation and existing laws, gives advice on the first steps non-profits should take, and explains how governance and technology underpins compliance with new data protection legislation. More information here.

Aldi Offers Food Donations for Groups on Christmas Eve - Register now!

Please find below information on a new initiative which Aldi Supermarkets are offering for community groups and organisations this Christmas Eve. Please note that I just came across this today & the deadline for registering is quite soon (8th December 2017). Please pass this onto any Groups or Organisations who may benefit from this and to your networks so that everyone is aware of the offer:


'Furniture Project' becomes 'Community Reuse Shop' - update to email and website

After our recent move to our brand new premises in Fountain Way, Stranraer (Next door to the Council Recycling Centre) we have also updated our email addresses to reflect the change of trading name from the Furniture Project to the Community Reuse Shop. Our new email address is our first name followed by @reuseshop.org.uk.  for example Paul's new email address is paul@reuseshop.org.uk.  You will also get Alan, Charles, Kyle or Jackie using the same process.

Community Asset Management

Community Asset Management (Dumfries and Galloway) Limited (CAM) was set up to manage and develop property for the benefit of third sector organisations. CAM are now in a position to share information on their project’s and the future of the Society. We hope that this is of interest and helps clarify CAM’s position, particularly in terms of the development of Burns House.

Prince's Trust Now Recruiting



We are now recruiting for team members for Programmes staring in January in Dumfries and Stranraer. 

Do you know of anyone aged 16-25 years old who may benefit from our 12 week personal development course?