Friendship Works is the oldest children’s mentoring charity in the UK, having provided adult volunteer mentors to children in desperate need of help for over 30 years.

They have been awarded the Approved Provider Standard by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation and in 2007 we received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of their achievements and their ability to change the lives of children through friendship.

They believe that every child deserves a supportive childhood and the chance to fulfill their potential. They want to help to embed mentoring at the heart of communities and enable all children to benefit from caring, consistent adult support. They got a grant of £10,000 towards the salary of a lead mentor.