Our people

At Tender, we’re inclusive, creative and kind. Everyone we work with contributes unique skills and experience, while embodying the values at the heart of our work.

Our co-patrons

We’re privileged to have Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman and her husband Ed Sinclair as our patrons. After joining Tender in 2013, Olivia and Ed have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues surrounding domestic abuse and sexual violence, and played an instrumental role in helping Tender grow and prosper over the last decade.

Priyanga Burford, Olivia Colman, Aisling Bea and Amy-Leigh Hickman at the Tender Awards

Our ambassadors

We are honoured to introduce our Tender Ambassadors. Stars of the stage and screen, they recognise and champion the power of drama to engage young people and prevent abuse. We’re so grateful for their support! 

The Tender team

Our team

Made up of incredible staff from across the UK, our team is passionate about harnessing creativity to support children, young people and adults to build healthy relationships.

Youth board having a laugh together

Our Youth Board

Tender’s dynamic Youth Board is made up of inspiring young people who meet monthly to debate, create campaigns and explore innovative ways of engaging young people. Through their support and guidance, we ensure Tender’s work stays relevant, accessible and impactful for the young people on our projects.

Our supporters & funders

It’s only with the support of our donors, funders and corporate partners that we’re able to deliver our projects and work towards ending domestic abuse and sexual violence – once and for all.