Mentoring Matters Fund


We commit to being leaders in the provision and development of quality volunteer-based mentoring programs for all youth who need our service.


To support the matched and waiting children and youth in any Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester program to ensure all young people are granted opportunities to thrive through mentorship while working within the parameters of our Organization’s mission and values.


This program is intended to assist families with demonstrated financial need to support children and youth to experience mentorship through existing platforms and environments. Some expenses that align with our mandate that would be supported include:

  • Sports Registration & equipment
  • Cooking class
  • Band or Music lessons or equipment
  • Horseback riding
  • Other facilitated extracurricular activities


Parents, guardians and/or volunteer mentors are eligible to apply for funding for children and youth in a Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Payment must be made directly to an organization or business providing the product or service that funding is being requested for.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will not make payment directly to the applicant, nor will they reimburse applicants for costs already incurred. It is strongly encouraged that applicants demonstrate that they have investigated other resources within the community that are mandated to support families financially and to demonstrate in-kind contributions for the product or service.

Only one (1) request can be made per calendar year per child/youth for a maximum of $300 (including any tax cost).

Click here to download the Mentoring Matters Funding Request Form (PDF fillable form)