Since 1983, Venture Trust has provided intensive personal development for people, at any stage in their life, struggling with issues such as long term unemployment, recovery from addiction, homelessness, isolation, involvement in the criminal justice system in Scotland, and a history of trauma or harm.
The Robertson Trust is a long-term supporter of this charity and most recently awarded a three year grant towards its Inspiring Young Future programme.
To find out more about the organisation, its work and its award from The Robertson Trust, watch the video below.
How this fits with our Giving Strategy...
In order to successfully apply for funding under our Giving Strategy 2016-19, applicants must demonstrate how their work will contribute to one or more of the themes within the Trust's three new funding strands.
This application was eligible as a result of its fit with the following theme:
Funding Strand: Realising Potential Theme 2: Supporting “at risk” young people to make positive choices
What we liked about this project
“As a long-term supporter of Venture Trust, we have always been impressed with how well they evidence the difference they are making for young people, particularly those who have not previously engaged in programmes of support. It’s important to us that organisations are clear on who it is they want to help and the change they want to bring about. Venture Trust now has a strong reputation in the sector for using wilderness settings and activities as effective tools for improving interpersonal skills and increasing participants’ motivation to make positive changes. This is brought to life by the case study in the video funding story, as is the time and effort the organisation invests in building strong, person-centred relationships. I look forward to seeing how Inspiring Young Futures progresses in the future - I’m in little doubt it’ll continue to build on the significant impact Venture Trust has already made over the years!”
Head of Giving