Venture Trust was proud to be nominated for four awards in the year:
- Soldiering On's The People's Choice Award in recognition of our work with veterans on our Positive Futures programme,
- the B Innovation Award from Clydesdale Bank Spirit of the Community Awards for our innovative approach to employability using wilderness environments,
- the Herald Society Awards in the category of Young People's Project of the Year, and
- the Supporting Health and Wellbeing Award from the Institute of Outdoor learning.
Venture Trust is shortlisted for the 'A Sporting Chance' category in SCVO's Scottish Charity Awards.
This award is a new one-off award, supported by Glasgow 2014, to celebrate the Commonwealth Games which recognises the powerful and lasting impact of sport and outdoor activities in helping people overcome difficult circumstances.
"The learning and development through sport and outdoor activities achieved by young Scots on Venture Trust's programmes are life changing for the long term. On a daily basis, we see the powerful impact of supporting people into work or education and developing essential life skills for more positive futures. We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Sporting Chance Award." Mark Bibbey - Chief Executive
Venture Trust shortlisted 'Charity of the Year' in the SCVO's Scottish Charity Awards
To be shortlisted for this award - in a year when the SCVO received more nominations than ever before, when demand on charities is bigger than ever, and when we're all having to do more with less - is a phenomenal achievement. As many of our participants know, life doesn't always go exactly the way you wanted it to. At those points, you reflect how far you've come, how much you've achieved already, you put a big smile on your face and you go on - bigger and better and with more determination than ever before
Venture Trust wins the National award from the Scottish Community Safety Network.
This recognises the importance of our Next Steps programme in helping women move away from crime and to begin to contribute positively to their communities.
"Amazing how many lives it can change. Just by bringing a couple ah young misfits, ah young criminals. You bring em out here in the middle a nowhere an’ they change. I never thought ah’d change but now ah feel as if ah’ve changed, aye. The course helps you look at life – different ways of like, living, instead of drugs or violence". Venture Trust participant
Outreach Team won the 'Interventions' prize from Tayside Community Justice Authority.
This award recognised the impact of our programmes in helping people move away from offending, and to contribute positively to their communities.
We're delighted by these endorsements of our work by the sector, which only serve to highlight the achievements of our staff, partners, and - most importantly - our participants - in taking the opportunity to change their lives.