Residents invited to join Tweeddale Community Fund Assessment Panel

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Published: Friday, 16th July 2021

The Tweeddale Area Partnership is keen to hear from residents who would like to become members of a community led panel responsible for assessing applications to the Tweeddale Community Fund.

The opportunity has become available as a result of a working group of local residents who proposed an amended process for the Tweeddale Community Fund whereby the assessment of applications and recommendations would be made by a panel largely made up of members of the local community.

The aim is to ensure that the panel represents the broad, diverse locality of Tweeddale so applications are welcomed from anyone who is interested.

Application process

  • applicants should be aged 16 and over, live in Tweeddale and have an interest in community activity
  • relevant training will be provided
  • the closing date for applications is 28 July 2021
  • more information and an online application form is available on our website
  • enquiries can be made to our Communities and Partnership online or by phoning 0300 100 1800

Councillor Robin Tatler, Executive Member for Community Development and Localities and Chair of the Tweeddale Area Partnership

“This opportunity is an exciting and important way for local residents to be involved in the Tweeddale Community Fund and have their say in what projects and initiatives would best support their local area.

“Applications for these roles are welcomed from across the community. I would encourage people to look at what the Panel needs and respond as soon as they can.”

More information

  • the Tweeddale Community Fund 2021-22 provides support and assistance with the development of community-based projects for voluntary and community groups that are active within their communities
  • a total of £43,843.50 is available - community groups can apply for grants up to the value of £7,500
  • applications will be assessed by an assessment panel who will then make funding recommendations to the Tweeddale Area Partnership
  • funding recommendations for 2021-22 will be considered at the Tweeddale Area Partnership meetings in August, November, January and March
  • more information is available in the Area Partnerships section of our website.