Community

HELPING OUR
COMMUNITY THRIVE

WE'RE DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITY CAUSES

At Border, we make care a key ingredient.

That's why we donate 10% of our profits to local community causes
every year via Border Community Support. We also donate 10% of our annual
profits to our permanent staff too.

About the charity

Border Community Support was established in 2007 with the ambition to help and
support causes in the local community through investment and leadership.

As a family-owned business, Border is determined to create a positive legacy and
commits 10% of its profits every year to the charity.

In February 2021 we hit £1M donated to local groups and organisations.

Whether it is sprucing the outdoor environment, partnering with local schools
to promote learning activities or supporting the town's arts and events, we know there
are good causes out there which can benefit from our support.

OUR PROJECTS

BORDER COVID-19 BISCUIT DONATIONS PASS 150,000 MARK

In 2020, Border Community Support made a commitment to provide key workers on the frontline within the NHS and care homes with a small treat during their shifts.

During this unprecedented national crisis, Border Community Support temporarily lifted its criteria to support local, and delivered biscuits as far north as Shetland and as far south as London.

BORDER PARTNERS WITH ROTARY CLUB OF LANARK FOR FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

Border Community Support partnered with the Rotary Club of Lanark to help local clubs and organisations struggling to raise funds during the pandemic.

The two organisations had been working closely together on an annual Christmas project since 2012 and for the 2020 iteration, Border donated over 4,000 gift tins and cartons. This helped the Rotary Club of Lanark and over 20 local organisations raise more than £12,000 in sales, bringing the total raised over the lifetime of the project to over £100,000.

BORDER SUPPORTS THE LANARK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Over many years, Border has supported a range of projects delivered by Lanark Community Development Trust (LCDT).

Lanark's own website, now renamed 'Discover Lanark', was funded and set up by Border in 2012 to provide a platform for local news and information useful for both residents and visitors alike.

Touchscreens information points have also been installed at various locations around the town and the New Lanark Visitor Centre.

Other projects included Castlebank Park, The Wallace Rose Garden, Lanark Festivals, The Cameronian Memorial, St. Kentigerns Church and the Lanark Vision project which realised the area's natural and cultural gems to be explored and developed for business and tourism.

BORDER SUPPORTS YOUNG PEOPLE OF LANARK THROUGH JASS AWARDS

Lanark Grammar School is the first school in South Lanarkshire Council to launch the JASS Awards program, a personal achievement award for young people in S1 to develop new skills and build self-confidence. The scheme also provides a platform for the school to engage pupils with their community and local charities. Border is very proud to have supported the successful debut year of the program and continues to support this hugely beneficial project for the young people of Lanark.

BORDER'S LIFETIME SUPPORT OF THE LANARK AND DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY CONTINUES

Border has been a longtime supporter of LADAS and continues this with the 'Hands on History' project. Two illustrated 250-page historical books called 'Clydesdale's Curiosities' and 'Falls of Clyde' have been produced with the help of the community of Clydesdale, with the main aim to work with local schools and communities, bringing together the history of the Clydesdale area alive.

LOCAL VOLUNTEERING

BORDER'S VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM

We are very proud of the charitable work our employees get involved in within the community thanks to Border's volunteering program.

Apart from lending an extra pair of hands and learning new skills, the annual fully paid days also provide opportunities for everyone to make new friends and have fun at the same time!

WHO CAN APPLY

Border Community Support funding is available to projects located within Lanark. We consider each application based upon the benefit we believe the project will offer. As a result, we only support projects that fit within the following categories:

  • SPORTS
  • ARTS
  • HERITAGE
  • LEARNING
  • EVENTS
  • LEISURE/RECREATION
  • DIGITAL

The following list sets out the types of groups and activities not eligible for Border Community Support:

  • National charities outside Lanark
  • Non community projects*
  • National or overseas projects
  • Core statutory services
  • Individuals
  • Political/Religous groups
  • Health
  • Social Welfare

*A group does not have to be a registered charity to apply, however,the project must benefit the local community within the set boundaries.

APPLY TO GET SUPPORT

If after viewing our guidance notes above you are ready to complete your application form for Border Community Support, you can do so right here.

Apply Now

Once we have received your application, a member of our community support team will be in touch.

 

Applications are assessed monthly and we aim to respond to all applications, successful or not, within two weeks after the grant review.