Support Us

The important work we do with disadvantaged young people in Glasgow and Manchester could not happen without the generous support of our funders. It costs approx. £620 to mentor a child for a year. We ask the schools that if possible they make a contribution towards the cost of the mentoring and the rest we commit to fundraise ourselves. Our funding structure each year roughly follows this pattern:

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  • 60% – Grant-making bodies: including Garfield Weston Foundation, Big Lottery Fund, Robertson Trust and others
  • 25% – School contributions: we ask schools to contribute where possible
  • 10% – Fundraising events: held at various times throughout the year
  • 5% – Friends of Citywise: supporters who give us individual donations on a regular basis by standing order

Become a Friend of Citywise

Could you join us and become a Friend of Citywise? With increasing economic uncertainty, and school budgets being squeezed, Citywise is looking to increase our base of support. Reliable, unrestricted income allows us to deliver long term, sustainable mentoring to those who need it most, and to plan for the future. Even some of our student volunteers find £5/month and their contributions really do make a difference! Watch the video below to see some of the things your money would support:


The countdown is on to #Citywise214, our 2018 FUNdraising campaign! We’re running, baking and swimming our way to 214 miles, raising £214 each and £21,400 all together between May 12th and 20th- and you’re invited to take part!

We will be kicking this off with  ‘Glasgow’s Toughest’ on May 12th and completing this with the Great Manchester Run on May 20th. Click here to join in and claim your FREE place on the Great Manchester Run 10K, Half Marathon or ‘Glasgow’s Toughest 10K’ or let us know about the #214 you will be doing! So far we have volunteers doing extreme bike rides, baking 214 cupcakes and even swimming 214 lengths. Take up your own #214 challenge and let us know by following the link above.

By choosing to join in the #Citywise214 campaign you are enabling us to continue offering life-changing support and will help us as we develop a more holistic approach, not only through mentoring young people, but also working alongside their schools, families and communities.

Give: become a ‘Friend of Citywise’ and support us with monthly tax-efficient donations or one-off gifts towards specific funding targets. More details here.

Give through JustGiving

Fundraise: join us for the Great Manchester Run on 22nd May 2016 and raise funds through our JustGiving page. Click the button below for more info:

Join The Citywise Gazelles

Connect: if you can offer placements, motivational talks, legal advice or any other support in kind, please get in touch with Luke Wilkinson at

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