Interest Link Borders aims to improve the quality of life of people with learning disabilities and their carers through volunteer befriending.
It offers one-to-one and group friendships for children (aged 8+), young people (16‐25) and adults.
Interest Link Borders was founded in 1990 by carers and covers the whole of the Scottish Borders, with branches in Tweeddale, Central Borders, Roxburgh and Berwickshire.
Currently, 320 members with learning disabilities are registered to use the projects, and around 200 are supported each year by more than 200 volunteers.
The organisation recently received a grant of just over £6000 from Bank of Scotland Foundation to help to cover the core costs of its Tweeddale befriending project for children with learning difficulties and disabilities.