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.
BORDER SUPPORTS LANARK AMATEUR MUSICAL SOCIETY (LAMS)
Border Biscuits continue to support LAMS produce high quality musical productions in Lanark.
LAMS most recent production of Legally Blonde: The Musical saw the cast grow in size, welcoming new members of all ages to participate in culture and the arts with their local musical theatre group
Staged at Lanark Memorial Hall, the show sold tickets to over 1,000 tickets to members of the local community from far and wide. The theatre group are now looking forward to their next production, The Wedding Singer, in March 2024.
Lanark Loch Funday - 'Walk a Mile for Literacy' Event
To help promote International Literacy Day, the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Team at South Lanarkshire Council held a family fun day at Lanark Loch on the 10th of September, which the Border Community Support team was delighted to get involved with.
As well as handing out some of out delicious biscuits, our Community Support volunteers ran a fun activity at our stall where visitors could 'Build a Border Biscuit' and unleash their creativity by coming up with their own biscuit creations!
BORDER SPONSORS JURASSIC LANARK
Border Biscuits was delighted to be the principal sponsor of the Jurassic Lanark 2022 event, now in its second year after the success of the initial event last summer. Running from Friday 25th of June – Sunday 14th of August, the Jurassic Lanark event proved itself to be a fun day out for all the family and a chance to let imaginations run wild while hunting down 25 life-size dinosaurs along the trail!
Those who successfully completed the trail could also enter a competition for the chance to win a Bumper Border Biscuit Bundle. An amazing 1,800 entries to the prize draw were received, but it was lucky winner Nicole Thomson who scooped the prize!
Border Community Support and Discover Lanark extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported Jurassic Lanark this summer and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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.
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:
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.
Once we have received your application, a member of our community support team will be in touch.