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Venture Trust awarded £10,000 from Scottish Children’s Lottery

Venture Trust has been awarded an £10,000 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery to support its work with young people.

The grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery will help fund two Outreach Workers in the West of Scotland supporting young people referred to our programmes. Our programmes of personal development reach young people in Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Edinburgh & the Lothians and Dundee who are living in complex and chaotic situations.

Outreach Workers have wide-ranging experience, professional training and qualifications in youth work and counselling as well as working with vulnerable people including in social care, custodial care, community justice and behavioural therapy.

Through one-to-one support and intensive personal development, they help young people reflect on the changes they would like to make to their lives, and help them unlock their confidence, motivation and life skills.

(Watch our video with Outreach Worker - Allister)

Amelia Morgan, chief executive at Venture Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful for the funding from the Scottish Children’s Lottery, which will be used to support young people in Scotland’s west.

"The grant will allow us to reach those who are struggling with chaotic life circumstances such as homelessness, abuse, isolation, substance misuse and involvement in the criminal justice system.

"Our experienced team of staff will assist them to gain life skills, work-readiness, a sense of purpose and to work towards making positive life changes.”

The Scottish Children's Lottery was launched in October 2016 to raise money for children in Scotland, with proceeds helping to improve the lives of children right across the country and make a real difference to those who need it most.

Chance to Succeed operates as a society lottery under the Scottish Children’s Lottery and supports projects that focus on employability and employment skills, helping to deliver a productive future for our young people.

Ken Barclay who is Chair of Trustees for the Scottish Children’s Lottery said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide funding to support young people on your programmes from the monies generated from the Scottish Children’s Lottery which was established to promote and support the development and potential of children and young people in Scotland.

"Thank you to those who play the Scottish Children’s Lottery; you are helping to support the great work that our charities undertake.”

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