Busy line-up for June with funding and volunteering

We are back on the road during June coming to Sanquhar, Langholm, Stranraer and Dalbeattie with a busier than ever roadshow line-up.

First stop on Tuesday June 18 is Sanquhar Town Hall where Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway will be holding its first early evening support event from 4pm to 7pm to allow those working to also access our services.

We will have a Volunteering themed drop-in and our team will also be ready to answer your questions on all issues affecting the third sector from funding through to creating a charity.

And, we will also be encouraging you to have your say on a new cultural strategy for Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway Council and its partners are creating a Cultural Strategy for Dumfries and Galloway and are holding a series of discussions across the region during early summer.

The discussions are part of a wider engagement process that includes focus groups and surveys aimed at those working in the cultural sector and the general public.

The purpose of the discussions is to gather views on the emerging strategy vision and themes and identify what will help unlock the potential of culture to make a positive difference to people’s lives in Dumfries and Galloway. Feedback will help identify key actions to be included in the final draft strategy.

To book a one-to-one appointment at Sanquhar email beth.mcwilliam@tsdg.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558 or drop by on the day.


Next up on Thursday June 20 is the Buccleuch Centre at Langholm where we will be bringing a Volunteering Workshop alongside our usual Support Session from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

The workshop will cover the following:
• Hints and tips to recruiting volunteers and trustees
• How retain volunteers
• Celebrating Volunteering
• PVG Awareness
• Investing in Volunteers

Our team will also be available to answer your questions and offer advice and support on a range of issues from funding through to creating a charity and you can again have your say on the new cultural strategy for Dumfries and Galloway.

For one-to-one appointments email selina.mcmorran@tsdg.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558.


Our third stop will be Stranraer Baptist Church on Wednesday June 26 where Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway will be bringing a funding and volunteer recruitment marketplace, open from 10.30am to 3pm.

Funders in place on an appointment basis include The National Lottery Community Fund, The Holywood Trust, NHS Dumfries & Galloway Endowment Fund, CARES at Local Energy Scotland and Foundation Scotland.

To book a slot at this event go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-funders-stranraer-tickets-62249588194

An Outputs vs Outcomes workshop will also be held from 10am and tickets must be booked for this also at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outputs-vs-outcomes-tickets-61984676837

In our Volunteer Recruitment Marketplace will be Stranraer Development Trust; Lochans Community Hall; Building Healthy Communities Machars; Station Gardeners; Cats Protection; Alzheimer Scotland – Dumfries and Galloway; D&G Befriending Project; Food Train Scotland; The Museum – Newton Stewart; and Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service.

Also joining us will be Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Countryside Development Officer; representatives from Epilepsy Scotland; Dumfries and Galloway NHS’ Community Health Sync Project; and the Self Directed Support, Development Officer.

A consultation will be held at the same time on the future of the Henry Duncan grants by the Corra Foundation.

Our team will also again be on hand to answer any question you may have in the third sector.

To book an appointment at the support session email christine.clarke@tsdg.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558.


Our final stop of the month will be Dalbeattie Town Hall on Thursday June 27 from 1.30pm-4.30pm.

You can meet our staff to talk about funding, charities, governance and more on the third sector and again you can have your say on the new cultural strategy for the region.

Completing the line-up will be the Breastfeeding Peer Support Service, which involves volunteers supporting new mothers at breastfeeding drop-ins across the region.

You can drop by during the event or if you wish to book a timed appointment email david.link@tsdg.org.uk or phone 0300 303 8558.