Show your support and become a Friend of The Guild
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A FRIEND?
Becoming a Friend means that you are showing your support for The Guild (Dumfries) C.I.C. It also allows us to show potential funders, stakeholders and others that the community supports the work that we are doing.
WHAT IS THE GUILD (DUMFRIES) CIC?
The Guild is a not-for-profit community interest company. We are social enterprise so want to run a business, make a profit, and then use that money to create a positive social impact. This way of doing business can focus on tackling social problems, strengthening communities, improving people’s life chances or protecting the environment, as opposed to generating profit for private individuals or bodies. Any surplus income we generate from the business we run and the projects we deliver, after covering running costs and salaries, is reinvested in the business and goes towards its social aims.
Our organisation has two cohesive structures, a monthly street market festival, DUMFRIES MARKET FESTIVAL. This will be a destination event, a unique and interesting experience to promote a sense of community pride and social interaction. Secondly, we want to reclaim a property within the heart of Dumfries Town Centre, breathing new life into a building to create The Guild, the name for not only our organisation but also our permanent space, a true community asset within Dumfries.
WHAT DOES BECOMING A FRIEND INVOLVE?
You can become a member in name only which means you don’t have to do anything if you don’t have the time or interest beyond wanting to show your support and filling out the short form below. Alternatively, you could become an active member which will mean taking on some responsibility for the development of The Guild by becoming a volunteer.
CAN ANYONE BECOME A FRIEND?
Yes, so long as you are over 16 years old.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Becoming a Friend is free, but you can of course give a donation should you wish to do so. If yo uwould like to sponsor us then feel free to get in touch.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS!
All Friends will currently enjoy:
- Access to Friends only events and gatherings.
- Advance news and updates.
HOW DO I BECOME A FRIEND?
Its easy, just simply fill in a short form by clicking the BECOME A FRIEND box below.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SUBMIT THE FORM?
We will be in touch very soon, when you become a member we will email you to welcome you as a Friend.
I WOULD LIKE TO HELP MORE – WHAT CAN I DO?
You could become a Volunteer and you could help and support our organisation to grow and develop further. Why not use your skills in a worthwhile project. Just fill out our short volunteer form and we will be in touch. If you are not sure how you can help us just get in touch or talk to us – we would love to hear from you!
Even just following us on social media can help, by commenting, reacting and sharing our posts you helps us to spread the word and to know what we are doing has your support.