Eildon Community Fund Assessment Panel - volunteer application form.

Closed 28 Jul 2021

Opened 8 Jul 2021


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.

Eildon 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 Eildon Area Partnership for approval.

Working alongside three Scottish Borders Councillors from Eildon, independent panel members act as a non-party-political assessor for the Eildon Community Fund.  This is an important and challenging role, offering a chance to contribute the Eildon 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 Eildon Community Fund.

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

Eildon Area Partnership

Community Fund 2021/22



  • Eildon - Darnick & Gattonside
  • Eildon - Earlston
  • Eildon - Galashiels
  • Eildon - Lauder
  • Eildon - Melrose & Newstead
  • Eildon - Newtown St Boswells
  • Eildon - Rural
  • Eildon - Selkirk
  • Eildon - Stow
  • Eildon - Tweedbank


  • 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