Make Mentoring Plus your chosen charity
It costs something like £200,000 to run Mentoring Plus for one year, allowing us to support about 50 children and young people. It's about the same as keeping one child in local authority residential care for a year, so it's great value. But we still have to raise an enormous amount every year to keep training and supporting mentors and young people.
If you're looking for a local charity to support that's having direct impact in your community, this is the one. Your donations and fundraising are spent efficiently and accountably, they save community costs in the future, and they change young lives now.
What does your money pay for?
£6,000 funds staff, materials and activities for our Youth Action Group for one year
£2,000 sponsors an individual pairing of mentor and young person
£1,000 pays for sport, cultural and arts trainers and activity providers for skills-building activities over 1 year
£150 pays for a group activity such as quad biking when mentors first meet young people
£75 pays for an arts workshop for 10 young people
£25 pays for a mentor to take a young person to a cafe to chat every week for a month (many mentors are unwaged)
£20 pays for healthy ingredients for 3 mentors and 3 young people to cook a meal together
Our Friends scheme is small, personal and helps us stay connected with our corporate and individual donors. We want you to join in the conversation, meet our young people and see the impact of your contribution - in a way that suits you.
Invitations to special events, project involvement, workplace talks or visits and partnership consultation are all part of the mix. As a partner and part of our community, you get to consult on priorities and you get to hear what our young people think, believe and strive for.
Please contact us for details of becoming a Friend of Mentoring Plus.
Make a regular donation or remember us in your will
Regular donations really help us plan for the future. If you can help us, please download a Bankers Order Form.
Or leave a long-term legacy to the lives of local young people: please download our Legacy Pack.
Could you fundraise for us?
From skydiving to a sponsored silence, from a Guess the Baby contest to a trek across Iceland, there are dozens of ways you, your friends and colleagues can get involved in fundraising for Mentoring Plus. If you're stuck for ideas or would like a recommendation for a charity challenge provider, please contact us - otherwise whatever works for you!
Please remember Gift Aid allows us to maximise the value of your donations, and you can link to Mentoring Plus on Just Giving if you'd like to set up your own fundraising page.
Mentoring Plus is a regular fixture at the Bath Half Marathon, and we invest in a charity marquee so we can really look after our runners with dedicated bag storage and refreshments after the race. If you'd like a bonded place for next year please contact us.
Donate money as you buy or sell!
Thousands of stores will donate money to your favourite charity (Mentoring Plus) when you shop online.The store donates directly - it costs you nothing! Please register at Give As You Live. If you're more of an eBay fan, please remember you can donate from 10 to 100% of the final sale price to help us provide support for young people in Bath. www.ebay.co.uk/ebay-for-charity
Gifts and time in kind
Gifts in kind from companies and individuals are hugely valuable to us, and we're more than happy to let as many people know about your generosity as you like! We're regularly on the lookout for:
- Office furniture, IT equipment and peripherals in good working order
- IT, database and system admin expertise
- Print and web design expertise
- Items for craft activities (coloured paper, card offcuts, fabrics, etc)
- Offers we can pass on to our mentors e.g. discounts on activities suitable for young people
- Attractive raffle prizes
(items or vouchers)
Make a huge difference to the lives of young people. Download our Legacy Pack.