Support Borders Youth Theatre
All Borders Youth Theatre activities are subsidized with grants, fundraising and volunteers donating their time to keep our projects and workshops affordable for all in the Borders. Without this support the project fees would typically be twice the current amount that the young people are asked to contribute. In addition, Borders Youth Theatre operates a bursary scheme with up to 20% of the participants in our projects having had help with part or all of their fees.
Borders Youth Theatre activities are run by experienced professionals and organised by volunteer Trustees. Performance projects, particularly the intensive production weeks, typically cost thousands of pounds to stage. Borders Youth Theatre works in partnership with LIVE Borders and appreciates their expertise and financial help for specific work across the region. Live Borders grant currently covers over 10% of total annual running costs. For the remainder of funding required applications are made to funders such as charitable trusts and community funds. The successful grant applications are supplemented by personal donations and volunteer-organised fundraising events.
The Borders Youth Theatre Trustees appreciate all the help from parents and other volunteers to organise local fund-raising events. Even small-scale events help and it all adds up to makesignificant amounts each year. Thank you to all our friends who have supported our events; bought our cakes at Borders General Hospital; sponsored our young members or bought raffle tickets. If you have an idea for a fundraising event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations and Legacies
For the last 30 years, Borders Youth Theatre has been a haven where young people can hone and nurture their skills, making lifelong friends and memories, whilst producing drama and theatre to a high standard. To maintain BYT’s quality work we need your help: donations from local businesses and our friends in the community will be used to support young people in the Scottish Borders.If you would like to make a donation please contact: email@example.com
We also would like to thank those individuals who have remembered Borders Youth Theatre in their will; bequeathing legacies for various projects and recognising that BYT helped to change the life-path for a member of their family.
Make BYT your chosen charity
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Please register using this unique link – search for ‘Borders Youth Theatre’ and click ‘support us.’ Plus, once you’ve signed up and raised £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us an extra £5 donation. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2DKRQT
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