Bfriend 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.
Bfriend 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 of the service. It is overseen by a Board of Trustees, volunteers with different professional backgrounds each with their own specific remit within the Project.
Bfriend was proud to celebrate it's Silver Anniversary in 2021.
All young people in South Ayrshire should be equal, happy, able to access support, be treated with respect and their opinions and ideas listened to and considered.
Our Mission Statement
Bfriend 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
We are a small local run charity based in Ayr that was set up to provide a befriending service for young people who may be socially isolated or who have social or emotional difficulties.
We support around 50 young people each year between the ages of 8-18 and offer one to one befriending and group activities.