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 since1996 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.
To ensure the continued provision of a quality service SABP is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of whom are volunteers with varied professional backgrounds. The Board provides assurance to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, our funding partners and other interested parties that our governance and financial management are sound. They are responsible for setting the objectives and strategic direction of the organisation.
The charity receives funding from South Ayrshire Council, a variety of grant making bodies, Trusts as well as private donations.
SABP will be proud to celebrate its 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 1:1 befriending relationships for socially isolated and excluded young people delivering a relevant, professional and needs led service.