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DG Support – Community Bulletin 20th May

The Council has announced that £135,000 will be available for local Third Sector Organisations and Childcare Providers in Dumfries and Galloway to give Children and Young people a Summer to remember. Organisations from across Dumfries and Galloway can apply for this funding.

Following on from the successes of the Amazing Summer fund in 2021, we’re once again seeking local organisations that will deliver free activities for children and young people aged 5 to 14 for the duration of the Summer holidays, allowing them opportunities to socialise and meet with and make new friends.

There will be a particular focus on providing support and activities for children and young people who may otherwise struggle to access such experiences during the holidays, encouraging them to play and reconnect with their local communities and environments. We’re looking to see a range of different activities and experiences for young people of all ages from communities across Dumfries and Galloway.

We recognise the ongoing impact that the Covid pandemic has had on our young people in their day to-day lives, and this exciting programme of Summer opportunities will help them to broaden their horizons, and build confdence while having fun with their friends.

This programme of activities is being co-produced with local children and young people to ensure that they get the activities that they enjoy, and young people will be a key part of the decision-making panel.

We’re offering funding to provide free activities throughout the whole Summer holidays, from Saturday 2 July to Sunday 21 August.

Elli Wadsworth, Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council, said: “The Youth Council is really pleased to be working alongside the Council to deliver an amazing Summer programme of activities for young people.

We’re involved in setting the priorities for the funding and ensuring that the funding goes to opportunities that will make the most difference to young people the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway and those that young people will have a lot of fun attending.”

Applications are open now. The closing date for completed applications to be submitted is 12 noon on Monday 23 May.

Applications Forms and Guidance Notes can be downloaded at

For more advice/guidance, e: AmazingSummer@ or t: 01387 260 243.