Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: COMMITTEE ROOM 4, COUNCIL HEADQUARTERS, NEWTOWN ST BOSWELLS

Contact: Fiona Henderson, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 01835826502  Email: fhenderson@scotborders.gov.uk

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Application for Financial Assistance pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Consider a request for financialassistance received from Cheviot Youth to purchase capital items for the new youth work service provision in Stichill and Yetholm.  (Copy application attached.)

 

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Minutes:

1.0              APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

          Cheviot Youth Rural Youth Club Initiative 

1.1     There had been circulated copies of an application for Financial Assistance from Cheviot Youth requesting £900 towards the purchase of capital items i.e. art materials, pool table, board games etc. for Yetholm and Stichill Youth Clubs.  Cheviot Youth worked with children and young people aged 8 to 25 years to help and support them develop skills, gain experience, access opportunities for personal growth and provide challenges that test and inspire.  The application explained that the Youth Clubs had been established through the Cheviot Youth Rural Youth Club initiative and was initially being supported by the Scottish Borders Accessibility Funding.  It was the intention of Cheviot Youth and both communities to look at sustaining this level of funding through their own efforts as this particular funding stream was due to come to an end. 

 

1.2     Prior to the meeting the question had been was raised about what area the Kelso Common Good Sub-Committee covered and the advice received from the Legal Representative was that it covered the Burgh of Kelso.  The Burgh would largely cover just the town of Kelso and would not extend to Stichill or Yetholm.  The question for the Common Good Sub-Committee was whether the people of the Burgh would benefit from the grant.    

 

1.3     In light of this information the Sub-Committee agreed to refuse the application for funding and to signpost Cheviot Youth to other sources of funding.

 

          DECISION

AGREED:-

 

(a)          that while it supported the work of Cheviot Youth it could not grant funding to the Rural Youth Clubs of Stichill and Yetholm and the application be refused.

 

(b)          that Cheviot Youth be signposted to other sources of funding i.e. Quality of Life. 

 

         

         

 

 

 

          The meeting closed at 9.25 a.m. 

 

 

 

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