Tender Friends & Guardians

Young people aged 16-24 are the age group most likely to experience domestic abuse and sexual violence. By becoming a Tender Friend or Guardian, you can help change that. 

As a philanthropist, you can help protect young people by supporting our healthy relationships programmes in schools and other youth settings. Join the Tender family today to create a kinder, safer generation tomorrow.

Download Tender’s Friends & Guardians brochure.

Olivia Colman at a microphone

A word from Olivia

‘I have been the proud patron of Tender for 10 years! In that time children have grown up – they have become more empowered to make their own decisions about the relationships they have an to speak out when something doesn’t feel right. I love that Tender’s sole focus is on prevention. Stopping something from ever happening is a big ambition, but an absolute necessity to protect children and young people. I believe that the work Tender is doing with young people, educating them about healthy and unhealthy relationships is important, inspiring and imperative.’

Tender Award winner with actress Amy-Leigh Hickman


Tender Friends enable us to deliver our workshops and programmes in schools, colleges and universities around the country. By donating £500 per year, you will join a growing community of like-minded individuals who want to make a positive difference in young people’s lives.

As a thank you, you will receive…

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Opportunities to watch our projects in action

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Invitations to our annual Tender Awards Ceremony hosted by our Patron, Olivia Colman

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Invitations to informal supporter briefings and events

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Quarterly newsletters 

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Inclusion in our Annual Impact Report (unless you prefer to be anonymous)

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A named contact to keep you up-to-date with all things Tender

Olivia Colman, Aisling Bea and Tender Award winners


Tender Guardians enable us to equip young people with essential skills to keep themselves and others safe. With an annual commitment of £5,000 for three years, Tender Guardians fund our future growth and allow us to develop our future programmes with greater confidence. If you have a larger donation in mind, then we will create a plan just for you.

As a thank you, you will receive…

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An invitation to join our annual Chairman’s Dinner, with Olivia Colman and Ed Sinclair as guests of honour

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Personal briefings from our Chief Executive and an annual report on the difference your money is making to young people

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All the benefits offered to our Tender Friends

Ready to become part of the Tender family?

Contact our fundraising team to find out more