We are recruiting!
We currently have vacancies on the Advisory Panel for new members in the following Wards:
- Ward 2 – Grangemouth
- Ward 5 – Larbert and Bonnybridge
- Ward 9 – Upper Braes
The Community Choices process is assisted by an Advisory Panel, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds:
- 9 community representatives – one from each Council Ward
- 4 from the local charity and voluntary sector
- 4 representatives from Falkirk Council and the Health & Social Care Partnership
The skills, local knowledge and experience of Panel members are invaluable.
Role of Advisory Panel Members
The role of the Advisory Panel is to assess and evaluate all the applications submitted for capital projects, to ensure that they meet the criteria set out for Community Choices – that projects should make Falkirk, fairer, healthier, more connected and more inclusive.
The Advisory Panel assesses all applications received objectively and impartially and suggest how community groups can improve their applications to make it the best it can be. For example, this might include referring community organisations to sources of external support in the third sector.
The Advisory Panel does not decide which applications go forward to the public vote or offer support to individual community groups.