Last year Scottish Borders Council commissioned the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) to carry out an independent review of the Community Fund and Area Partnerships.
199 people took part in the review which has already resulted in some changes being made to the format of Area Partnerships.
Following nine weeks of public engagement SCDC produced 41 recommendations for SBC to consider.
Key messages from the review include:
Scottish Borders Council discussed the results of the review at their meeting on 25 June and agreed that a further report should be brought to Council in August which will propose next steps for evolving Area Partnerships and Community Fund arrangements.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the review and are pleased to attach the report produced by the Scottish Community Development Centre. We hope that you will work with us over the coming months to continue to reshape the Area Partnerships and Community Fund to reflect the observations and recommendations made within the report, to suit the nature of the communities which they cover and address the needs within them.