We are a charity

Did you know Live Borders is a charity?

Every penny you spend with us is reinvested into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders.

At the heart of Live Borders is a commitment to making our communities healthier, happier and stronger, and we couldn’t do it without you.

We rely on support from you, our community, and would be eternally thankful for any donation you could make, big or small.

All of your donations are reinvested into our activities and programmes for the benefit of the communities we serve – please click HERE to donate.

In line with our charitable objectives, we provide residents and visitors to the Scottish Borders a wealth of services that inspire us all to be healthier, happier and stronger through the use of our libraries, sports centres, pools, museums, galleries and archives, country parks and community venues.

Over the last year, on top of supporting free services such as museums, libraries and outdoor facilities, our teams have been working hard on projects including:

• A new inclusive and accessible play park at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre; the only playpark in the Scottish Borders to offer wheelchair swings
• An enhanced visitor experience at the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, which was made possible thanks to funding from Scottish Borders Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and The Jim Clark Trust. Thank you to Dario Franchitti and Tinguely Museum for kindly donating the cars which feature in the museum!
• Enhanced mobile library provision to reach out to people to people in rural communities, and removing fines in all of our libraries to ensure there are no barriers for the community to access our services
• Supporting youngsters from our community through Borders Young Creatives to gain Bronze Arts Awards form Trinity College in London
• Hosting the Celebration of Sports awards to honour our local sporting community
• Working in partnership Borders Additional Needs Group to support families in the Borders whose children have additional needs with a summer respite camp
• A range of health promotion opportunities including Macmillan Move More, Active Ageing and Counterweight

This is a small slice of what the extent of our work has been; check out our social media to see and read stories of the impact of these on real local people. Our customer satisfaction surveys have reinforced how these projects have made a positive impact on our local communities, and we look forward to continuing to support you to be healthier, happier and stronger in the future.

If you would like to collaborate with us to support communities across the Scottish Borders, we would love to hear from you. Please email hello@liveborders.org.uk to explore how we can work together.