Project information

Unlimited (CRiBS and XLP)

Partnership working to allow mentoring for secondary aged pupils in the London Borough of Bexley.


Charity information: CRiBS Charitable Trust

CRiBS Charitable Trust logo
  • Need


    Growing up can be difficult at the best of times, but for some there are particular issues that need to be addressed and stopped in their tracks.


    Meeting regularly with a mentor helps to provide a space to explore difficulties and overcome them in a tailored way.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Outcomes are around improved well-being. Please contact us for details.


    » Weekly meeting with a trained mentor.

    What success will look like

    We will be gathering information in a range of ways.

  • Impact


    The young person will be better equipped to face life's challenges. We will monitor this using case studies.


    Tightening of schools budgets means that we need to seek funding opportunities. We are pleased to have a £5,000 per year grant in for three years from autumn 2017 and the benefit of having volunteers coming forward to do the mentoring.

    Mentors, staff and volunteers are recruited and follow our Safeguarding Policy.


    We are happy to discuss with donors useful ways to report to them. For our other projects this has included photos, statistics from our surveys, emails, reports and visits.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £13,156

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,752 Direct Project Costs 1 worker
      £2,224 Support Staff proportion of volunteer co-ordinator etc
      £2,180 Support Costs eg Insurance, travel

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Restricted grant £5,000 Guaranteed
    Regular gifts £4,802 Guaranteed
  • Background


    CRiBS works in the London Borough of Bexley which has some areas more akin to deprived parts of London and others that are more rural. We work in the secondary schools where the pupils have needs.


    Pupils. Young people will be equipped to deal with what life throws and them and be prepared for the future.

    Teachers/Classes. Classes will be better able to function and be a learning environment.

    Communities. Having well-balanced individuals who are ready to contribute to society helps reduce costs in the criminal system, NHS etc and enriches communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CRiBS has been working in the borough for 25 years this year (2018) so we have a good reputation locally. Working with XLP enhances what we can offer given their track record of working in other London boroughs with young people.

    CRiBS has excellent links into the communities so that we can encourage volunteers to come forward.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mark Leveson

    CEO Mark has been in community leadership for over 20 years and is ready to take CRiBS forward.

    Secondary Leader

    Overseeing the project, monitoring and evaluating and supporting mentors.

    Volunteer Mentors

    We will be training and supporting local people to make a difference locally.