Trusts and foundations

We believe that troubled young men should not be written off by society, so we are incredibly grateful to the trusts and foundations whose long-term generosity has enabled us to reach more young men and local communities across the UK.

For over 10 years, abandofbrothers has provided mentoring support for criminalised young men.

Support from trusts and foundations has helped us to:

See a list of all our current supporters

Unrestricted funding

Unrestricted funding is invaluable because it allows us to develop our strategy and remain flexible to the changing needs of our communities.

We want to say a big thank you to our unrestricted funders including:

  • Paul Hamlyn Trust
  • Bernard Sunley Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • School of Social Entrepreneurs
  • Henry Smith
  • Blagrave Trust

Helped me understand myself hugely and find the new real me. Also now feel I have a place in this world and a new family.

Better than jail and wasting money to keep someone in jail.

It works.

*Anonymised feedback from our graduates

Impact and reporting

abandofbrothers is committed to collecting data about the work we do and using it to measure our impact.

We report openly and honestly about the funding we receive and tailor our reports to the interests and objectives of each trust or foundation.

We regularly collect case studies from young men, families and volunteer mentors to demonstrate the difference we make to their lives. Read more about our impact

abandofbrothers’ visits

We invite friends, trustees and representatives from trusts or foundations to visit one of our community projects, where they can hear directly from young men, families and volunteer mentors about our impact.

[After doing abandofbrothers] I was upset because I was thinking about friends who had died from drugs overdoses and seeing that I had a responsibility towards others if I was selling drugs. I’d never seen this before, I just thought I was hurting myself by taking drugs, and that other people would have sold it to them if I hadn’t. But after The Quest, I saw that if I sold drugs, I had a responsibility in this chain of events, even if the drugs that I sold didn’t directly kill my friends. I saw my role differently.

Get in touch

Would you like to find out more or visit one of our community projects? We’d be delighted to speak to you about abandofbrothers ambitious plans for the future and how you might be able to support us.

You can get in touch with our team using the details below.

Helen Carpenter (Trust Fund Development Manager)



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