Local Festivals and Events Consultation

Closed 20 Sep 2023

Opened 6 Sep 2023


Under the Local Festival Grant Scheme, Scottish Borders Council provides £85.1k in grants to support public protection and insurance costs for 29 local festivals annually.  The arrangements of the Scheme have been in place since 2005.

In June 2023, SBC’s Executive Committee agreed to undertake a review of the Local Festival Grant Scheme with agreed recommendations being fed into the budget setting process for 2024/25.  

A short-life Member/Officer Working Group has been established and will meet during August and September with a view to bringing recommendations back to the Executive Committee in November 2023.

As part of the review process, we would like to include the views of those who sit outwith the Local Festival Grant Scheme.

Why your views matter

For the purposes of the review, it is important that the members of the working group hear from those who are involved in community events and activities but do not receive a grant from the Local Festival Grant Scheme as well as those who would simply like to share their views on community funding.  

The information you provide will enable the Member/Officer Working Group to understand what communities would like to see in their area and how community events and activities can be best supported. 

The timescales for this work are very tight in order for any recommendations from the Working Group to be considered and fed into the budget process for 2024/25. This is the reason we are asking for responses to be submitted by 20 September 2023.

You can save your response to the survey if you are part way through and wish to return to the survey at another time.


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