Referral Information

At Venture Trust we have always believed in the power of community, and this crisis is showing just how strong we can be when we all work together. We are forming new ways of collaborative working, co-designing local models of support to respond to changing needs, and ensuring that no one in Scotland is left to deal with the challenges of this crisis alone.

We are continuing to take on new referrals and are ready and willing to offer help to anyone who needs it. Prior to the emergency, we were supporting close to 400 people. We estimate our reach through this redesigned service to be 600+ individuals and their families in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities.

How does the new support system work?

Essentially the same as it did before.

If you, your team or organisation support:

  • Young people (16-25) experiencing challenging life circumstances, who want to make positive life changes (Including care-experienced background, involvement in offending/anti-social behaviour, history of substance misuse, homelessness, low academic achievement, fragmented family relationships, early stage social work involvement)
  • Men and women in the criminal justice system and on Community Payback Order (and sometimes on other criminal justice orders)
  • Vulnerable women who've been involved in offending or at high risk of offending
  • Military veterans struggling with the transition to civilian life

Then we looking to continue working with you.

To make a referral, please complete our webform: Secure referral webform*

Our Venture Trust Outreach Team will be happy to speak with you directly and provide further information. See below for more referral query options.

If you have a question about what we are offering through our Digital Hubs or want to find out more about a referral please contact us at or see below for contact detail.

Venture Trust Hub Area Referral Details

Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Borders, Fife, Stirling, Falkirk, Clacks.

Dundee, Perth, Angus, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Telephone: 0131 228 7700

(secure email)


Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire,

Ayrshire(East, North & South), Inverclyde,

Renfrewshire, East/West Dunbartonshire, Argyle & Bute

Telephone: 0141 552 8232

(secure email)

*Venture Trust’s new client management system uses SSL encryption to secure all data transfers. This encryption is end-to-end, meaning that your data is encrypted from the instant you submit it. There is no point at which the plain text of your data is accessible to third-parties. Submitted data is held on our secure servers, which can only be accessed by authorised staff via password protection. SSL encryption is the internet standard for secure transfer of information, used by banks, credit card companies, statutory authorities.

To find out more about our new dedicated service please see this short video.

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