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We could not support young people without your help

Since 1998, our volunteer mentors have helped show over 1000 young people a positive path forward, helping them cope with life’s challenges and feel happier and more confident.

These young people have kept out of trouble, re-engaged with education and training, found work and contributed to community in their turn – some by returning as mentors themselves.

Just one quarter of our annual operating cost is covered by fees for mentoring services commissioned by Bath & NE Somerset Council. For the rest, we rely on the support of grant-making funds, and donations and fundraising by local people and organisations, as well as income from other paid services.

The need for our work

Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) of children in B&NES live in poverty

Five B&NES wards are among the 20% most deprived in the UK. Nearly half of our young people live in these areas

Some local wards experience significant difficulties

Whiteway West & Fox Hill North are in the lowest 10% for Education, Skills and Training nationally. Whiteway is in the bottom 1%.

B&NES ranks 146 out of 150 English local authorities

B&NES ranks 146 out of 150 English local authorities for the size of its attainment gap between children on free school meals and others

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Each young person we support has a different story to tell - each one as powerful as the next

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We've been supporting young people since 1998 and it's a joy to hear from previous mentees who benefited from the right support at the right time. Let us know if you have a story to share and help inspire young people.

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