Our range of carefully designed programmes are tailored to enable participants make and sustain positive changes in their lives.

All of our programmes follow a broad three-phase journey of outreach support, intensive wilderness experience, then ongoing 'community links' support. You can read about a typical journey here.

Below you can see a brief overview of our programes, click on the programme title to find out more about who it's for, what it involves, and to read stories from people who've already taken part. You'll also find details of how to join each programme - whether you're looking for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

** Venture Trust does not currently work with registered sex offenders or those subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)


Age range

Main location

Who it's for

Inspiring Young Futures


Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire

Young people experiencing challenging life circumstances, who want to make positive life changes.

Living Wild


Across Scotland

Men and women in the criminal justice system and on Community Payback Order (and sometimes on other criminal justice orders).

Next Steps


Across Scotland

Women who've been involved in offending or at high risk of offending.

Positive Futures



Military veterans struggling with the transition to civilian life.

Change Cycle


Primarily Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding 'travel to work' areas

Young people who have experienced challenging life circumstances and recently completed a Venture Trust programme or equivalent.

The criteria above can sometimes be flexible, so if you don't see anything that meets your needs, please do get in touch for a chat.

Measuring impact

Measuring the outcomes and impact of our programmes is really important to us - both to act as a record of achievement for our participants and to help us to refine and improve our programmes. We regularly commission external evaluations to support and enhance our in-house monitoring - you'll find details of these under specific programmes, and in our news section.

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