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Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme

The Annan & DG12 Small Businesses Grant Scheme funded through Magnox and delivered by Dumfries and Galloway Council offers a discretionary grant of up to £5,000 to SMEs within Annan & DG12 post code area....

Are you 16-24, on certain benefits and just been offered a new job?

Job Start Payment is a new one-off payment of £250 to help you buy the things you may need like clothes, travel or tools.

For more information and to apply now visit: ...

The Youth Work Service and the Youth Council have worked alongside a range of statutory and third sector organisations to develop a local survey to capture the views of young people across Dumfries and Galloway in relation to COVID-19.

The findings of the survey...

Lewis’ Story


Lewis self-referred to the Employability and Skills Service after health conditions had prevented him continuing along the education route. At the time he was undertaking a time limited work-experience placement at DWP and wasn’t...

Saphrone's Story: Developing Confidence

Saphrone was referred to the service in October 2018.  At that point Saphrone  had recently left school, she had been unable to complete her 5th year. Saphrone had been diagnosed with mental health issues.  She...

DYW Skills Academy

This programme, although primarily aimed at Summer 2020 school leavers, can be accessed by any young person and takes place over 5 weeks covering everything from Industry Insight Sessions to Employability Skills to Career Pathways. Sessions are led by...

All families in Scotland now have free access to the Solihull Approach Online, which includes modules such as ‘Understanding Your Child’ and ‘Understanding Your Teenager’s Brain’. 

They focus on helping parents develop nurturing and supportive relationships with their children, and to...

What a Journey! 

Stair Park Community Garden Centre referred Angus to the Employability and Skills Service in March 2018. They thought that he could benefit from gaining our Workplace Skills Award, an accredited qualification to demonstrate his transferrable...

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Individual Training Account (ITA) scheme will reopen on 1 July 2020.

ITAs are designed to help individuals build the skills they need for a job, or to get training to help take their...

Dumfries and Galloway Council are providing additional support for young people during COVID-19 by setting up 14 Youth Work spaces across Dumfries and Galloway to provide support for young people aged 12 - 18 (S1-S6).

These will be delivered by the Council's Youth Work Service and...

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