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Mentoring and Befriending Foundation to close and transfer services to NCVO

NCVO is to take over the core services of the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation, which will close later this year.

MBF currently has seven staff, three of whom will transfer to NCVO‘s volunteering and development department. The others, including chief executive Steve Matthews, will remain in post until the organisation closes later this year.

NCVO will take on responsibility for MBF’s Approved Provider Standard for mentoring and befriending projects and its National Training Programme of short courses, which is designed to help organisations develop good practice in mentoring and befriending.

MBF resources and relevant website content will be transferred to the umbrella body at the end of this month.

A statement today said: “MBF has worked hard to build up its core services in recent years, but last year its trustees decided to pursue a collaborative approach in order to ensure the sustainability of their services. They approached NCVO as a potential partner and the organisations have come to an agreement to secure the future of these important services.”

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