Monday, 15 March 2021

Election Notices.


Notice 1        Notice 2    


 An Election is to be held for the Member of the Scottish Parliament to serve the Dumfriesshire County Constituency and for 7 Members of Parliament to serve in the Scottish Parliament for the South Scotland Region.  If the Election is contested, a Poll will take place on Thursday, 6 May 2021 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.


Thursday, 11 March 2021

Working your way out of poverty




Good morning,


Please find attached and below a reminder of the details of our latest round of Participatory Budgeting Funding - Working Our Way Out of Poverty.


Please note that this Fund closes for applications at 8.00am on Monday 15 March 2021.


All of the details in relation to the timeline, process, Funding Application & Guidance Notes and funding limits are all detailed below and we would be very grateful if you could please circulate this information onto all of your contacts to encourage as many groups as possible to consider applying to this funding stream.


The link to our webpages where this information is also available is below:


Working Our Way Out of Poverty Participatory Budgeting Funding (


If you have any queries in relation to this fund, please contact, Anti-Poverty Officer or on mobile number 0788 094 2909.


Hazel Kerr

Community and Democratic Services Officer

Communities Directorate

Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street,

Dumfries DG1 2AD

Internal:      ext 60497

External:     030 33 33 3000 ext 60497

Mobile: 07917 078 862

Drop Point: 300 


Twitter:       @DGCEmpowerment

This email, from Dumfries and Galloway Council, and any files transmitted with it, is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. 




Working Our Way Out of Poverty Participatory Budgeting Funding

Dumfries and Galloway Council are once again launching another round of Participatory Budgeting Funding which is specifically designed to give people the opportunity to make decisions on funding for anti-poverty projects within their local area. We want to ensure that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making. Together we we'll be able to achieve more and better outcomes for our local communities through PB.

How it works

We are delivering Participatory Budgeting for 1% of our budget to let local communities directly influence spending decisions in their areas.

We will do this by:

·         working with people in your community to identify local priorities

·         generating solutions to meet local priorities

·         choosing the most popular solutions

Working our way out of Poverty Funding

For this allocation of Participatory Budgeting Funding, we want to offer organisations the opportunity to increase their capacity by recruiting additional staff to support you to deliver on projects which tackle the various forms of poverty within our region.  This targeted approach to funding will support organisations to increase their capacity in order to deliver critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This PB Funding offers a unique opportunity to apply for the costs of a new employee who will help you to deliver your current projects or new projects which tackle poverty.  This funding can be used flexibly and can be used to create posts which are either part time or full time, or continue existing posts where the funding has ended. We want to be as flexible as we can to support your organisations to put in place the best approach that supports your community. 

The projects which we are hoping will be delivered through this funding will ultimately:

·         increase income from employment

·         help to reduce the costs of living

·         increase income from national and regional benefits and benefits in kind.

Grant application amounts

Your organisation can apply for any amount up to the sum of £15,000.00.

Project Timeline

·         The Fund closes for applications at 8.00am on Monday 15 March 2021

·         All projects which go forward to the Online Public Voting Stage will be notified via e-mail by Monday 29 March 2021

·         Online Voting Commences on Friday 9 April 2021

·         Online Voting Closes Friday 30 April 2021

·         Projects are informed if they have been successful in receiving funding by Tuesday 4 May 2021.

Total funding available

The funding which is available within each of the areas of our region is detailed below:


Funding Available

Annandale and Eskdale








How to apply

Full guidance notes and the application form to apply for this funding are all contained with the 'Working Our Way Out of Poverty Application Form' below:

·         Icon for word Download the application form and guidance notes [DOCX - 140.51KB]

Further Information

For more information, please e-mail the Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Team on  or call 01387 260243.







Wednesday, 10 March 2021

KCC Agenda 17th March 2021

 KCC Agenda  17th March 2021

Apologies that last email went out without BCC - slip of the typing finger.

Please find attached agenda for meeting on 17th March at 7.30pm. Zoom link is 
1st one:

Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 17, 2021 07:30 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 779 5445 5487

Passcode: akVi2T


And the second:

Time: Mar 17, 2021 08:15 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 736 0001 2250

Passcode: irj9h1

Hope to see some of you there.