Social Impact Pledge

Dumfries and Galloway College

Dumfries & Galloway College logo

 

Social Impact Pledge logo

Dumfries and Galloway College pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed,  Colin Turnbull, Principal.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

The College will offer free breakfasts, five days a week to all of our students (Full time and Part time) in both of our campuses (Dumfries and Stranraer). We believe that everyone should have a good start to his or her day and that having a good breakfast will assist learning and remove some of the barriers to come to college faced by our students.

                                                                                                                      

Geographical location of impact

  • South West Scotland (Dumfries DG1 4FD and Stranraer DG9 7AL)

Contact details

  • Andy Glen, Vice Principal (01387 734005)

2nd Commitment

Open up Sports Facility for Disabled Sports, ie Boccia Disabled Sport

The College will continue to grow its engagement with Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport following the successful hosting of recent Regional Boccia events. We have an accessible facility with the required resources to host a wide range of sporting events and clubs whilst ensuring participants are welcomed into a hospitable environment.                                                                                     

Geographical location of impact

  • South West Scotland (Dumfries DG1 4FD)

Contact details

  • Laura Webster, Curriculum Manager (01387 734126) 

 

3rd Commitment

We will encourage community groups to use our extensive Facilities for events, meetings, innovation days and conferences. Using our facilities would ease the burden of cost for a lot of community groups who are often under great financial pressure.

Jog Scotland

Charity Bike Rides

Dumfries Half Marathon

Cross Country Running Club

Classic Car Club

Indoor Hockey Club

Dumfries Baton Twirlers

College Basketball

Sports Scotland Athletes

Princes Trust

Developing Young Workforce (DYW)

Scottish Short Mat Bowling Association

Tag Rugby

Education Services

NHS

International Womens Day

Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership

Police Scotland

Dumfries Community Wardens                  

Geographical location of impact

  • South West Scotland (Dumfries DG1 4FD and Stranraer DG9 7AL)  

Contact details

  • William Currie, Facilities Manager (01387 734174)