A QUARTET of groups shared £12,784 from the latest round of the Tweeddale Area Partnership’s Neighbourhood Support Fund.

The panel of councillors agreed the sums at a meeting last Tuesday in Peebles’ Drill Hall.

They awarded The Dyslexic Collective £4,000 for the purchase of equipment to help students with dyslexia.

The 217-member Innerleithen Golf Club is looking to buy a second-hand tractor and trailer for £15,000 to replace its existing one.

The club applied for £7,500 but as they had not applied elsewhere the award was limited to £5,000.

Peebles County Cricket Club was given £3,194 towards the £3,548 cost of a new bowling machine, which will be securely locked at Peebles High School when not in use.

Linton Lifts is exploring the possible introduction of a car scheme in the West Linton area to take people to doctors and hospital appointments (similar to a scheme in Broughton).

The scheme was granted £590 for the cost of leaflets and other expenses to assess demand.

The awards leave a balance of £143.53 in the fund for the financial year 2023/24.

Applications are open for the 2024/25 financial year Tweeddale Neighbourhood Support Fund and the closing date for the June funding round is May 9.

Earlier Chris Lewin, from Broughton, the chair of the Tweeddale Assessment Panel, which gives its recommendations on applications to the fund, gave a presentation on the fund’s criteria.

Mr Lewin has stepped down after being part of the process for two years.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the assessment panel should email Hannah.Lacon@scotborders.gov.uk