Regular, ongoing support is the bedrock of funding that allows us to be flexible in our pursuit of ever-improving support for vulnerable young students. It allows us to attend to an urgent need, wherever and whenever it crops up.

It’s so important to us that we set up Friends of Red Balloon, to recognise those who stand by us every month and generously give on a regular basis. Thanks to our Friends’ kindness, we can continue to support students with their education, wellbeing and re-engagement with society. With your help, they can ultimately find their place in the world, thrive and fulfil their potential.

Your support matters and will make a difference across all our Centres.

  • £10 could help supply materials for students taking GCSE art
  • £50 could help fund a GCSE science box for RBAir students who study from home
  • £96 could fund two hours of teaching for four students
  • £500 could buy a laptop for an RBAir student who is unable to attend one of our Centres

When you become a Friend, you will receive regular updates about the impact of your support, as well as invitations to join us at informative and social events.

Become a Friend of Red Balloon today by setting up a monthly direct debit for £5 or more.

For more information about becoming a Friend of Red Balloon please call 07383 092734 or email the fundraising and marketing team at