The Friendship Project – An Overview
The Project is based on the Big Brother – Big Sister movement in America. The Friendship Project for Children is a registered Warwickshire-wide charity supported by the Social Services of Warwickshire. We match children who are in need, for a variety of reasons, with volunteers for friendship and fun.
Established here in 1986, we have helped around 1,000 children. We are active in Alcester, Atherstone, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston, Stratford, Southam and Warwick.
We have a Committee of Trustees whose members mix enthusiasm with wide-ranging interests and backgrounds; including Education, Social Services, Churches, Human Resources, Business Management, Charity, IT, Accountancy, Marketing and Childcare. We provide on-going support for our volunteers and cover expenses. The day-to-day operation is organised by the Area Co-ordinator who works from a home-based office. We receive grants from various charities, trusts and commercial organisations.
We hope you join us in this very worthwhile work of helping children in need and please encourage others to volunteer too.