Free training launched for organisations across D&G

An exciting new programme of free training has been revealed this week for charities and community groups across Dumfries and Galloway.

The 46 events will be delivered online by Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway (TSDG) and start next month.

Place are limited so staff, trustees, and volunteers are urged to book as soon as possible for topics of interest.

Returning this year are the popular opportunities to meet both national and local funders; featuring The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Robertson Trust, The Holywood Trust, Scottish Land Fund, Foundation Scotland, and Firstport.

Organisations can also tap into TSDG’s experience with a session on how to write a successful funding application.

Claire Brown, TSDG’s Head of Operations, said: “Our training programme has been designed in response to feedback from organisations across the region to help support everyday working and future development.

“The third sector plays a critical role in Dumfries and Galloway, so we are delighted that, once again, the training is free and open to anyone connected to a community and voluntary group, charity, or social enterprise. We look forward to seeing everyone at the sessions.
The training falls under the categories of Business Development, Governance, Funding, and Volunteering.

Business development will look at areas including evaluation, business planning, sustainability, equality and diversity, risk management, and online tools.

Governance covers topics including financial management, officer bearers and trustees, effective meetings, and organisational governance.

Volunteering will take organisations on the route from recruiting, welcoming, through to managing volunteers and trustees.

The training can be viewed at this link: