Borderlands becomes an accredited Living Wage employer

Borderlands is pleased to announce that we have joined the Living Wage movement and are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the real Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based…

Bristol Refugee Festival and Borderlands Anthology Launch

We’re delighted to announce that we are launching our anthology of members’ work at the Arnolfini on June 19th, 6-8pm. This event is also the official launch of Bristol Refugee Festival. There will be readings from the anthology, information about this year’s festival as well as musicians from the refugee community, artwork from our Rise Exhibition,…

Immigration Act 2016 Training

Along with all the help given to refugees and asylum seekers, Borderlands participates in different trainings focusing on how to better support people seeking sanctuary in the UK. These courses give opportunity to meet with other charities as well to exchange information on how any change in the law is likely to impact refugees and…

Borderlands Rise Art Exhibition – report

From the 3rd to the 8th of March 2017, Borderlands presented the Rise Exhibition in Hamilton House, creating an opportunity for refugees and asylum seekers to take part in creative workshops and exhibit their photography and artwork. These were supported by a series of portraits and sound recordings by artist Hannah Kirmes-Daly and radio DJ…

My Future Project

Taking a closer look at the latest Borderlands project that seeks to guide refugees in the right direction Among a lively drop-in centre, English and Maths lessons, and a mentoring-project-to-be, Borderlands has been busy with another new initiative. My Future is a six month pilot project delivered by a partnership of charities that provide information…

Borderlands awarded £48,254 for mentoring project

Borderlands has been announced as one of three charities in the ITV West Country East region to be awarded up to £50,000 worth of project funding from The People’s Projects competition. The competition was a joint venture between ITV and The Big Lottery Fund. You can see the results being announced at our busy lunchtime…

Borderlands compete for £50,000 Lottery funding

Borderlands is one of five charities in the ITV West Country East region to be selected for the chance to win £50,000 worth of project funding from The People’s Projects competition. The competition is a joint venture between ITV and The Big Lottery Fund. The winner of the competition will be chosen in a public…

Supporting the homeless sleep-out

Date: 10pm on the night of Friday 26 February 2015 until 6.30am on Sat morning Where: St Philips and St Jacob Church at Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0ET This year Rev Richard McKay (Chairman of Borderlands) along with Borderlands staff and volunteers will be participating the sponsored Sleep Out in the ground of Pip ‘n’…

AGM 2015 Review

Borderlands (South West) Ltd Annual General Meeting Held at St Nicholas of Tolentino Church on 24th November 2015 Chair’s speech by Reverend Richard McKay Firstly, to welcome you all here. ‘Welcome’ is an important word because that is the very purpose and the message of our ‘Borderlands’ charity – to create a place of welcome…