Set up by the inspired Community Enterprise Trust with support from various funders including The Big Lottery Fund, The Holywood Trust, Dumfries and Galloway Council and NHS, The Wooden Spoon and Solway Heritage, the core objective of The Usual Place is to create employability, training and wider citizenship opportunities for young adults with additional support needs towards various qualifications including SVQ Level 1 Hospitality Qualification.
With BBFF investment, The Usual Place work with those young people furthest away from the labour market.
Work to raise awareness and improve understanding of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is central to our ability to â€˜Imagine a Scotland without GBVâ€™, the main theme for this yearâ€™s 16 Days of Activism in Scotland.Â Â Delivering Equally Safe funds a range of prevention focused activity both locally and nationally including research, campaigning and influencing. Perhaps mostRead More
Earlier this month saw 3,000 people from the third sector attend SCVOâ€™s the Gathering, the largest free voluntary sector event in the UK. Our team were more than attendees, taking part in a collaborative funders session and our Specialist Volunteer Network (SVN) hosted a panel discussion alongside Pilotlight on opportunities for charities to access professionalRead More
Each year between the 25th November and 10th December communities across the world take part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.Â In Scotland, this yearâ€™s 16 Days of Activism wants us to â€˜Imagine a Scotland without Gender BasedRead More