More than 2,400 volunteers from across Scotland signed up to work with Scoial Security as part of the Experience Panels. They are now at the mid-point of the Experience Panels and are re-opening recruitment to allow more people to become volunteer panel members.


Do you have any school uniforms or stationery you no longer need which can be used by others?

Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated the sum of £200,000 in 2019/2020 to Area Committees within our region to distribute to community and voluntary organisations to specifically tackle poverty within their local area.  All applications to this fund must demonstrate that the...

Registration is now open for Amaze Me LEADER 2019 in Estonia.

There are spaces for 12 young people aged 18-29 from Dumfries & Galloway to take part. There will be activities and events from 5th-11th August in rural areas around Tallinn.

The final programme will be...

Today’s economic climate is forcing Social Enterprises to become less grant-dependent and more self-reliant. This introductory workshop is ideal for those responsible for generating income on a day-to-day basis or those who must now adapt to the “new economy”. The workshop will cover the...

Training available:

A 16 week course to learn new skills to prepare for employment within the textile sector.

Training will initially cover:

  • Hand sewing
  • Machining
  • Mending

Training will be provided at the Centre of Excellence in Textiles in...

Location: Stranraer College, Lewis Street, Stranraer
Date: 21st March 2019
Time: 2 - 2.30pm (Quiet Time) & 2.30 - 4pm

Quiet time will be for candidates who prefer a quieter environment.

DWP are hosting a Meet the Boss Event in Stranraer College.

Employers and...

Interested about Foundation, Modern or Gradute Apprenticeships?

Dumfries & Galloway College are hosting a Meet the Apprenticeship Family event on Tuesday 5th March from 4-7pm.

What is it?

Scottish Government figures show that in-work poverty is rising. 52% of working age adults in poverty are now from working households and it is no longer the case that work by itself is a route out of poverty.

In Scotland,...

£250,000 of Tackling Poverty PB funding is being made available during 2018/19 to projects developed by community groups and local people that aim to tackle poverty by helping others make ends meet and challenging child poverty.

Project proposals are being invited from...