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Consider a request for financialassistance received from the Jedburgh Rotary Club in respect of the Birl and Beer Festival.  (Copy application and Accounts attached.)


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3.1            The Rotary Club of Jedburgh   

                 There had been circulated copies of an Application for Financial Assistance from the Rotary Club, Jedburgh in respect of the Birl ‘n’ Beer Festival scheduled to be held in Jedburgh, utilising Murray’s Green and the bandstand on 24 August 2018.   The event which was aimed at attracting townsfolk and people from outwith, while  celebrating traditional music and real ales had been held for the past two years.  There would be traditional folk music and 12 real ales would be supplied by Local Brewers i.e. Born in the Borders, Tempest Brew Co. and Broughton Ales.  It would be a ticketed event, which were on sale locally in High Street outlets, pubs and clubs with posters displayed in neighbouring towns.  There had been circulated audited accounts in respect of 2017 and 2018.


3.2            Mr Chapman was present on behalf of the Rotary Club of Jedburgh and explained that the idea behind organising the event was to promote the Rotary, give something to the Community and attract visitors into Jedburgh.  It had been anticipated that the event would be self-financing within 5 years and should this not be the case, the event would cease.  The application detailed funding which had been secured to date totalling £995.  In response to questions regarding the distribution of funds by the Rotary, Mr Chapman advised that any profit made from the event would be re-distributed to projects within Jedburgh.             



         AGREED to award a grant of £500 to the Rotary Club, Jedburgh in respect of the Birl ‘n’ Beer Festival to be held in August 2019.




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