South Ayrshire Befriending Project (SABP) is a small, independent charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (Charity No. SC020989). We are based in Ayr and since 1996 we have been providing a befriending service for young people with social or emotional difficulties within South Ayrshire.
SABP supports around 50 young people aged between 8 and 18 years old through the provision of one to one befriending and group activities.
The charity receives funding from a variety of grant making bodies and Trusts, as well as private donations and funding support from the Local Authority.
The Project’s full team consists of a Project Manager 3 part time Project Coordinators, and one full time Project Administrator who together carry out the daily running of SABP. It is overseen by a Board of Trustees, volunteers with different professional backgrounds each with their own specific remit within the Project.
SABP will be proud to celebrate it's Silver Anniversary in 2021.
Our vision at South Ayrshire befriending project is that all young people in South Ayrshire should be equal, happy, able to access support, to be treated with respect and their opinions and ideas listened to and considered.
Our Mission Statement
The South Ayrshire Befriending Project will provide young people with opportunities to come together, make friends and be included. In the Project young people will be treated equally, increase in confidence and be happy
What We Do
The South Ayrshire Befriending Project recruits, trains and supports adult volunteers to provide supportive one to one befriending relationships for socially isolated and excluded young people delivering a relevant, professional and needs led service.