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An initial 1 million will support several key areas, including helping the third sector provide counselling, befriending and peer support for women and their families.
North Lanarkshire Befriending Project has been working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council since 1999, providing a befriending service to vulnerable young people aged eight to 18.
They said: "The way that deliberate befriending with the intention of exploitation can escalate should not be under-estimated.
Last year alone, the Association responded to hundreds of appeals for befriending support, and the charity's director of Welfare and Policy, Rory O'Connor, hopes the Liverpool area will see local people benefiting from the scheme.
Community Friends is a befriending skills course FROMTHE Star Project and Stronger Communities Glenburn.
The police officials said the accused used to trap girls after befriending them on social networking sites and later blackmailed them.
He is supporting Befriending Lewis - who aim to combat social isolation on the Isle of Lewis - and has already raised more than PS4500 of his PS15,000 target.
The charity believes a befriending service will help equip elderly people for the challenges ahead and enable them to find new friends, interests and activities that keep them healthy and independent.
The event at the Jubilee Centre was organised to raise funds for a befriending service for older people.
The woman, who police believe was caught on CCTV camera taking money from an ATM machine, spent several weeks befriending the 45-yearold man, running regular errands and helping with chores at his Erdington flat.
Tina, who dressed up as a Russian doll for the event, said the money raised will go towards transport costs for volunteers visiting people who use the charity's befriending service.
Distance Befriending (Best Voluntary/Charity Project).