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Third Sector DG – coming to a place near you this month

Our latest round of roadshows will begin on Tuesday as we welcome national enterprise experts for free workshops.

First stop on the 14th  is Locharbriggs Community Centre and joining us will be Firstport – Scotland’s development agency for start-up social entrepreneurs and social enterprise.

They will be involved in a free morning Introduction to Enterprise workshop hosted by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, with input also from Social Investment Scotland. You might still be able to book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2VtH1TW

In the afternoon, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, you can drop in to the centre where we will also be joined by Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Resilience Team; the local authority’s Self Directed Support, Development Officer; Complete Training Solutions from Dumfries and Galloway College; and representatives from the NHS Endowment Fund.

Our team will also be ready to answer your questions on all issues affecting the third sector from funding through to creating a charity. To book a one-to-one appointment email beth.mcwilliam@tsdg.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558.

Our next stop this month is Glenluce on Tuesday May 21 where at Luce Valley Church Hall we are again hosting a free Introduction to Enterprise workshop with Firstport and Social Investment Scotland. To book tickets to this free event go to: https://bit.ly/2vOhOV8

In the afternoon, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, you can again drop in to meet the representatives of Firstport, as well as Care and Repair Dumfries and Galloway. This service is managed by Loreburn Housing Association to deliver mandatory grant supported adaptions to home owners and private tenants on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Scheme of Assistance. The local authority’s Self Directed Support Development Officer will also be on hand to answer questions as will our own staff on issues ranging from funding through to creating a charity.

To book an appointment with us email christine.clarke@tsdg.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558.

The next day on Wednesday May 22 we are in Kirkpatrick Fleming at Victoria Hall from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Come along and speak to our Engagement Officers Selina and Beth or our Funding Officer Rachel.  To book a one-to-one appointment email selina.mcmorran@tsdg.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558.

Our final stop this month is Kirkcudbright Community Centre on Tuesday May 28 from 10am to 1pm and we will be joined by Dumfries and Galloway Council’s community resilience team. Our Funding and Engagement Officers will again be ready to support third sector organisations or volunteers. You can book an appointment now by emailing david.link@tsdg.org.uk or by phoning 0300 303 8558.

Keep an eye out for our June dates when we will be coming to Sanquhar, Langholm, Stranraer, and Dalbeattie.