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Support for communities

We're doing everything we can to help support our local communities during this crisis

Young Persons Guarantee

If you are aged 16-24 and not in education, employment or training there is lots of local support in Dumfries and Galloway, tailored to your needs, that can help you get advice and build the skills and confidence you need to move on to formal volunteering, training a job or course to gain qualifications.

Emergency Food Helpline

Covid-19 is a difficult time for everyone and during this period the Council and third sector organisations are keen to ensure that people requesting emergency food parcels get the support they need.

Community resilience

Information on how to plan and prepare.


Published every second Friday - keep up-to-date with all community-related matters in our region.

Financial help for individuals

Information on what you could claim to help you financially during the Coronavirus pandemic

Assistance for communities

Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway (TSDG) are co-ordinating volunteers across the region.

Financial help for groups, organisations and charities

Funding information to help groups financially during the Coronavirus pandemic


Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway is looking for volunteers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Community wellbeing

People in every community will face the challenges of COVID-19 in some way and there are lots of things you can do to make a positive difference at this time.

Support For Young People

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

Village Halls and Community Centres

Find out more about the future arrangements of Village Halls and Community Centres.

Access to free sanitary products - Period Dignity Project

Dumfries and Galloway Council provides a range of Free Period Products for collection at public venues and community organisations across our region.