Cheviot Neighbourhood Support Fund Assessment Panel - Volunteer Application Form

Closed 23 Aug 2023

Opened 8 Jun 2023


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

Working alongside fellow residents from Cheviot, independent panel members act as a non-party-political assessor for the Cheviot Neighbourhood Support Fund.  This is an important and challenging role, offering a chance to contribute the Cheviot 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 Cheviot Neighbourhood Support Fund.

Successful candidates will have a genuine interest in the positive development of communities across Cheviot.  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 Cheviot Area Partnership and the Neighbourhood Support Fund is available at:

Cheviot Area Partnership

Neighbourhood Support Fund 2023-24


  • Cheviot - Jedburgh
  • Cheviot - Kelso
  • Cheviot - Rural
  • Cheviot - St Boswells
  • Cheviot - Yetholm


  • Carers
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and public servants
  • Employees
  • Homeless people
  • Jobseekers
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Low income households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic groups
  • Older people
  • Parents/carers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Professionals
  • Residents
  • Road users
  • Students
  • Teaching/education staff
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Community councils
  • Community group
  • Sports group
  • Third Sector
  • Voluntary Sector
  • All staff


  • Local Government
  • Community councils
  • Community Planning Partnerships