Partners

Funding partners

  • Big Lottery Fund

    The Big Lottery Fund are continuing to support our Inspiring Young Futures programme with a new three year grant from 2016-2019. This will support the programme in Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

  • European Social Fund

    Funding from the European Social Fund is supporting our four core programmes.

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  • The Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government continues to support our Living Wild and Inspiring Young Futures programmes.

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  • Forces in Mind Trust

    The Forces in Mind Trust funds Venture Trust's newest programme - Postive Futures. The Forces in Mind Trust continues The Big Lottery Fund’s support for veterans across the UK. The aim of the Forces in Mind Trust is to provide an evidence base that will influence and underpin policy making and service delivery in order to enable ex-Service personnel and their families to lead successful civilian lives.

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  • Cashback for Communities

    The Scottish Government's Cashback for Communities fund our Change Cycle programme, supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 16-24) to build confidence, motivation, skills and behaviours enabling them to achieve positive destinations.

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  • Impetus-PEF

    Impetus-PEF has provided Venture Trust with a package of funding along with strategic and operational support in order to improve the long-term employment and education outcomes for young people in Scotland experiencing disadvantage or living with vulnerable or chaotic circumstances.

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  • Armed Forces Covenant

    Armed Forces Covenant is funding places on our Living Wild course for veterans in the Scottish community justice system.

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  • Inspiring Scotland

    Inspiring Scotland are supporting our Inspiring Young Futures programme.

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  • The Dulverton Trust

    The Dulverton Trust supports our Transitions to Independent Living programme.

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  • Souter Charitable Trust

    The Souter Charitable Trust assists projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK and overseas.

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  • Barclays

    As part of Barclay's Citizenship Agenda, they support Venture Trust by providing funding and volunteer support to deliver the Venture Together programme and Phase 3 employability sessions.

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  • Comic Relief and The Queen's Young Leaders

    The Reaching Higher programme is supported by The Queen’s Young Leaders programme managed by Comic Relief.

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  • The Gannochy Trust

    The Gannochy Trust is currently supporting our Inspiring Young Futures programme in Tayside.

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  • City of Edinburgh Council

    The City of Edinburgh Council supports three of our programmes - Inspiring Young Futures, Living Wild and Next Steps.

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  • Agnes Hunter Trust

    The Agnes Hunter Trust funds charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people or with youth development projects

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  • Who Cares? Scotland

    Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation working with care experienced young people across Scotland. We are working in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland and other third sector agencies on the Reaching Higher employability programme.

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  • The Wessex Youth Trust

    The Wessex Youth Trust was established to help, support and advance registered charities which provide opportunities specifically for children and young people.

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  • Porticus

    Porticus supports charitable projects that promote human dignity and social justice through a grant giving programme in England, Wales and Scotland. They are currently supporting our Next Steps programme.

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  • The Tay Charitable Trust

    The Tay Charitable Trust support participants on our Inspiring Young Futures programme who come from the Dundee area.

  • Merchants House of Glasgow

    Merchants House of Glasgow supports participants on our Inspiring Young Futures programme who come from Glasgow.

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  • The Hedley Foundation

    The Hedley Foundation has provided funding for kit and equipment for participants on wilderness journeys.

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  • Whirlwind Charitable Trust

    The focus of the charity is to provide life-enhancing experiences to young, disadvantaged and disabled people, principally but not exclusively through the challenge and stimulation of maritime and outdoor pursuits. The Trust's goals are to encourage those they support to grow in confidence, ambition and achievement, whatever their personal background and circumstances.

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  • Co-op Local Community Fund

    During 2018 we are being supported by a group of three Co-op stores in Edinburgh - Earl Grey Street, Dalry Road and Morrison Street. If you are a Co-op member and live near these stores please select Venture Trust as your chosen charity!

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  • The Robertson Trust

    The Robertson Trust is an independent Scottish grant-making Trust. They are supporting our Inspiring Young Futures programme in Glasgow, Inverclyde, South and North Lanarkshire for three years from 2018-2020

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  • Heathrow Community Fund

    Heathrow Community Fund is part of the independently run grant-making charity LHR Airport Communities Trust, which receives funding from Heathrow Airport Limited, noise fines and other funders, as well as funding from Heathrow staff via their fundraising activities. Thrugh their Communities for Youth strand they support young people from in and around Heathrow to take part in the Transitions to Independent Living programme.

  • Scottish Children's Lottery - Chance to Succeed

    Through the Chance to Succeed charity, the Scottish Children's Lottery is supporting our Inspiring Young Futures programme.

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  • Spirit of 2012 - Sporting Equality Fund

    Spirit of 2012 is a funding charity, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. It funds partners across the UK that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action. Spirit was founded to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and social connectedness that people experienced during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It invests to create good outcomes for people and communities.

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  • The Goldsmiths' Company Charity

    Over the centuries the Goldsmiths' Company has continually supported charitable activities. At the end of the 19th century, 57 separate charities within the Company were recorded. Today, following the amalgamation of most of them, there is just one principal charity, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, which supports our Next Steps programme through it's 'general welfare' category.

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  • The Wise Group

    Venture Trust is working in partnership with The Wise Group to deliver Fair Start Scotland - the Scottish Government's new employability service helping people get into work. It is a collaboration with partners across the West region to deliver tailored one-to-one support for up to 18 months, then further support when a person gets into employment. Visit Website

  • Fair Start Scotland

    Fair Start Scotland is a new service helping people get into work. Working in collaboration with partners across the region to deliver the service, Fair Start offers tailored one-to-one support for up to 18 months, then further support when you get into employment. Visit website

  • The Swinton Paterson Trust

    The Swinton Paterson Trust distribute grants with a focus on young people or their families with a variety of needs. They are supporting our Inspiring Young Futures programme in 2018/19.

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  • People's Postcode Trust

    People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our Inspiring Young Futures programme received £20,000 from the Trust towards the cost of an Outreach Worker at our West Hub (Glasgow) in 2018-19.

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Memberships & awards

  • John Muir Awards

    We're delighted to be offering John Muir Awards for participants as part of their personal development journey.

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  • Saltire Awards

    Recognition for volunteering - we're delighted to offer the Saltire Award for young people volunteering with Venture Trust.

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider

    We're delighted to be an Approved Activty Provider offering Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and enabling participants aged under 25 to work towards their DofE Award.

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  • The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres

    The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres is committed to quality in outdoor learning, to inspirational experiences, challenging activities, excitement and fun, all with a lifelong positive impact.

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  • Social Enterprise Scotland

    We're delighted that our social enterprise Venture Mòr Ltd is a member of Social Enterprise Scotland.

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Delivery partners

  • Business in the Community Scotland

    We work with Business in the Community Scotland to support and enable participants to experience different workplace environments in preperation for embarking on employmenrt.

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  • Families Outside

    Families Outside is an independent charity which offers support & advice to families of those in the criminal justice system in Scotland.

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  • SEPA

    In May 2017, Venture Trust signed a Sustainable Growth Agreement with Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), with the aim of supporting our participant's through a number of empowering initiatives, including opportunities to experience work and move towards employment.

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  • Move On

    We are delighted to be working with Move On in delivering peer mentoring training for our Next Steps and Positive Futures participants. We also work in partnership with Move On to deliver the Reaching Higher programme. Move On’s focus is on supporting people to make positive change in their lives.

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  • Historic Environment Scotland

    We are working in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland to deliver two heritage wilderness journeys tracking the Highland Drovers for young carers in Glasgow. During the course of the eight day journey, participants will develop life skills that will prepare them for more successful futures.

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  • Shine Women's Mentoring Service

    We're delighted to be a partner in the Shine Women's Mentoring Service - a Public Social Partnership led by Sacro. The service is delivered by Sacro, Apex Scotland, Barnardo’s, Circle, The Wise Group, Turning Point Scotland, Access to Industry, Venture Trust. Other partners are Scottish Prison Service, Association of Directors of Social Work and Scotland’s eight Criminal Justice Authorities.

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  • Bike for Good

    Bike for Good (formerly the Bike Station) is a registered charity and social enterprise which promotes cycling across the region. Bike for Good in Glasgow is delivering vocational training and cycle training components of our Cashback Change Cycle programme.

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  • Enable Scotland

    We're delighted to be partnering with Enable Scotland to deliver On the Hoof to support young people to grow in confidence and motivation.

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  • SCVO

    The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) operates the Community Jobs Scotland scheme, which supports work opportunities for young people within third sector organisations in Scotland, particularly groups of young people who are more disadvantaged in the labour market.

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  • The Bike Station

    The Bike Station is a registered charity and social enterprise which promotes cycling across the region. The Bike Station in Edinburgh is delivering vocational training and cycle training components of our Cashback Change Cycle programme.

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  • Blue Triangle Housing Association

    We're delighted to be working with Blue Triangle supporting people to sustain their accommodation and move on to more positive futures.

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  • The Prince's Trust Scotland

    We're proud to work in partnership with The Prince's Trust Scotland.

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  • Who Cares? Scotland

    Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation working with care experienced young people across Scotland. We are working in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland and other third sector agencies on the Reaching Higher employability programme.

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  • Wise Group

    Venture Trust is working in partnership with The Wise Group to deliver Fair Start Scotland - the Scottish Government's new employability service helping people get into work. It is a collaboration with partners across the West region to deliver tailored one-to-one support for up to 18 months, then further support when a person gets into employment. Visit Website

  • FairStart Scotland

    Fair Start Scotland is a new service helping people get into work. Working in collaboration with partners across the region to deliver the service, Fair Start offers tailored one-to-one support for up to 18 months, then further support when you get into employment. Visit website

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