APPLICATIONS for cash from a council fund look set to pay off for community projects in Tweeddale.

The bids to the area’s Neighbourhood Support Fund were evaluated by an assessment panel.

And the recommendations are to be discussed at a meeting of the Tweeddale Area Partnership on Tuesday (February 7).

Peebles Men’s Shed are in line to be awarded £5,000 after requesting £6,300 for rent and insurance.

The group has been encouraged to continue to request pay-what-you-can contributions from members.

A maximum of £5,000 is allowed to be awarded from the cash pot, apart from under ‘special circumstances’ where up to £7,500 can be given out.

Meanwhile, Greener Peebles looks set to get £2,950 to cover costs of a ‘celebratory event’.

The group had asked £5,180 but the panel determined that staff costs outlined in the application were “not over and above any normal staff costs”.

Elsewhere in Tweeddale, the restoration of a school badge mosaic at Priorsford Primary has been backed.

The request for £153 for the works has been recommended for approval by the panel.

The mosaic will be mounted and framed so it can be hung for display at the school.

Not all applications to the Tweeddale fund were successful.

A request of £2,700 from Perfect Harmony to go towards concerts was refused.

The charity, which engages local musicians to provide concerts in nursing homes and hospitals across the Borders, were asked to supply the budget for Tweeddale for 2023-24 to clarify what the money would be spent on.

Another bid to back plans to offer a public exhibition on the Peebles Common Good fund in February was unsuccessful.

On the request for £1,287, a report from the panel stated: “The project is to offer a one-week factual public exhibition on the Peebles Common Good fund 11/02/2023 - 20/02/2023 on the café wall in the Eastgate Theatre.

“This is the business of the Common Good Committee and therefore no award is recommended.”

The Tweeddale fund provides support with the development of community-based projects for voluntary and community groups.

The money can be used for a variety of things such as the purchase of equipment, salary costs and small capital works.