Berwickshire Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

Closed 14 Jun 2021

Opened 24 May 2021

Feedback updated 1 Jul 2021

We asked

People living in the Berwickshire area to join a community led panel to undertake assessments on applications to SBC's Berwickshire Community Fund and make recommedations to Berwickshire Area Partnership for approval.

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Interest was shown in the opportunity

We did

Six people were appointed to the Panel. Berwickshire Area Partnership will be updated at the meeting at 6:30pm on 1 July 2021. This is a public meeting and will be held online.


The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 is legislation that helps communities do more for themselves and have more say in the decisions that affect them.  In line with the ethos of the Act and the Scottish Community Development Centre’s Review of Area Partnerships, and the Community Fund, Scottish Borders Council has been supporting working groups to identify what the 2021-22 Community Fund arrangements should look like in each of the five localities.

Berwickshire Community Fund Assessment Panel provides an exciting new opportunity to join a small community led team responsible for assessing SBC’s Community Fund applications and making funding recommendations to Berwickshire Area Partnership for approval.

Working alongside three Scottish Borders Councillors from Berwickshire, independent panel members act as a non-party-political assessor for the Berwickshire Community Fund.  This is an important and challenging role, offering a chance to contribute the Berwickshire Area Partnership examining grant applications to ensure consistency of assessment against approved processes and criteria, value for money and the potential to achieve positive outcomes for the benefit of the community.  The Panel aims to contribute to the open, accountable and transparent decision making in relation Berwickshire Community Fund.

Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in the positive development of communities across Berwickshire.  We are looking to form a mixed group of experienced and non-experienced grant assessors however, applicants should have an understanding of local need and priorities, have good communication and interpersonal skills, be willing to work as part of a team, be respectful of the views of others and be willing to learn.

Information about Berwickshire Area Partnership and the Community Fund is available at:

Berwickshire | Area partnerships | Scottish Borders Council (

Community Fund 2021-22 | Scottish Borders Council (


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