The Kittiwake Trust

Borderline Books was first set up in the Netherlands in 2001 and was the original project out of which The Kittiwake Trust grew. The reason we didn't name the charity Borderline Books was in order to avoid limiting us to a single project. The kittiwake was chosen as a symbol of our work

as it is a bird without a home, coming to land only in order to nest, and when the fledglings are grown, they return to sea where they spend the rest of the year.


Our projects tend to cater for those with no permanent home, those fleeing war, persecution or domestic abuse. Also those who hover on the borderline in one sense or another, people who are imprisoned or displaced and those who are on the fringes of society.


The Kittiwake Trust became a CIO on 26 January 2016 with charity number 1165318.

The patrons of Borderline Books

Musician and activist, Peggy Seeger

Writer and speaker, Michael Rosen

Borderline Books remains an ever-growing project and one which we invite people to replicate all around the country.