What is the mentoring programme?

We match small charities up with a person or organisation that can help with a problem or challenge.

As a small charity you might not always have the resource or specialist knowledge to tackle a particular need or challenge. You might be working on a funding bid (we’ve all been there), a strategic review or are unsure of the best way to grow your reach. That’s where we come in.

Mentoring is for everyone, and we can make matches on so many different skills, for the short term or for the long term. We know from members who’ve had a match that they finish with their mentor feeling their skills have been strengthened, they have better confidence and importantly, the work makes a real difference to small charities.

How does it work?

You come to us and we will match you with a fellow small charity leader or expert volunteer who can give you the support you’re after.

How much does it cost?

It’s free! Well it’s free to use, we’re always fundraising to keep it going because we know how vital it is. You can always donate if you like.

How long will it take?

The mentorship can be as flexible as you need to make it work for you. It might be a pairing that lasts three months, or urgent advice that you are given in an hour long call with a dedicated mentor.

What happens at the end of the match?

As a small charity we know that you don’t have time to fill out endless feedback forms, monitoring documents or exit interviews. So we have kept our processes simple, concise and useful for both of us.

Once you have finished your match we will send you one (short) survey asking for your feedback. We are also lucky to have amazing members who want to give back to our community, so we also invite you to let us know what skills you have so that in future we might be able to match you with a small charity in need of support. It’s a pretty great system.