Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and minutes

Venue: via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Fiona Henderson Tel: 01835 826502  Email:

Link: teamsliveevent

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Application for Financial Assistance pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Consider request for financial assistance received from Jedburgh Rotary Club in respect of Birl and Beer Festival.  (Copy to follow.)

Additional documents:



Jedburgh Rotary

1.1       There had been circulated copies of an application, together with a copy of recently audited accounts from the Jedburgh Rotary requesting financial support for the Birl and Beer Festival to be held in September 2021.


1.2       The Common Good had previously supported the event and the Rotary had hoped to be self- funded using the proceeds from previous events and local sponsorship by 2021, however the pandemic had restricted the timescale to raise sponsorship for the event and  the Rotary were requesting that the JCGF assists with 33% of the running costs for the event, which was an increase on previous years.  The Application explained that the funding was required to partially cover the running costs of the event, which had been held in previous years.  Following feedback from the Community, there would be more focus on the entertainment aspect of the event, using local musicians, which should appeal to a wider audience and increase footfall. 


1.3       Mr Chapman, Event Organiser was present via Microsoft Teams and explained that Jedburgh Rotary Club raised money from many sources to aid and assist projects within the local community, Foodbank, Borders children’s charity, JGS projects to name a few.  The benefits such an event can bring to the town, especially following the restrictions over the past 18 months were immeasurable. This festival was now fixed in the annual events calendar of the town and would bring a much-needed economic boost to other third-party businesses trading in the Royal Burgh. The spin off economy that The Birl and Beer would  bring not only benefits economically but benefits the community as a whole.



            AGREED to award £1,500 to the Jedburgh Rotary towards the running costs of the Birl and Beer Festival.



Private Business

Before proceeding with the private business, the following motion should be approved:-


“That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the aforementioned Act.”



Applications for Financial Assistance.

Consider a request for financialassistance received from Jed Legion Football Club towards the Pavilion Upgrade.  (Copy attached.)




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