Fundraising and Accounts

When the Eastgate was forced to close so suddenly in March, the Friends set up a ‘fighting fund’ to help meet the running costs of the building, which continue even though it is closed. The Eastgate Fighting Fund has raised over £10,000 (this is in addition to £5,000 from our remaining bank balance from 2019-20).

In addition the Friends initiated the #eastgateathome campaign featuring a wide range of videos that illustrate our hugely creative local community.  See the full selection HERE

Friends continue to support the Eastgate in so many ways, even in normal times …

Every donations  is very much appreciated by the theatre. Between April 2019 and March 2020, funds raised by the Friends paid for:

  • A new microwave and coffee machine for the café, plus new tables and chairs for outside use
  • A significant contribution towards a new cinema system (projection and sound) as match funding for a recent Screen Scotland grant
  • A new MacBook to provide technical capacity to acquire and store short films and video inserts and to create easy-to-manage running orders using Q-lab software for events such as the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival
  • Microphones, stands and cloth backgrounds for the stage
  • Technical equipment and miscellaneous tools to support ‘on the road’ productions
  • Support for the Eastgate Development Fund in 2019



The 2019-20 accounts have been delayed due to the lockdown.  Some of the contributions above may appear in 2020-21 accounts


The accounts for the year 2018-19 have been prepared and signed off by our auditor. These have been submitted and accepted by OSCR (the charity regulator) as part of our annual return. Full information about our charity, including previous submissions can be found on their website at

The attachment below shows the Income & Expenditure for 2018-19.

2018-19 Income & Expenditure

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