Eildon Neighbourhood Support Fund Assessment Panel - Volunteer Application Form

Closed 14 Aug 2023

Opened 3 Jul 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 Eildon 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 Eildon Area Partnership for approval.

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

Eildon Area Partnership

Eildon Neighbourhood Support Fund


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