Happy birthday to us! We’ve turned 40 and we want to celebrate. From Sir Richard Attenborough to Malawi to ponies on programmes, we’ve certainly done a lot since we first opened our doors.

Take a look back on our history below and enjoy some photos from over the years – we had a laugh looking at them all!

If you want to learn even more about us, you can read our history news article, which provides more details about our journey and how we got here.

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Our Edinburgh office opens.


‘Independence Day’ - Venture Trust becomes an independent charity and goes on to employ more staff to help boost work with young participants in their local communities, before and after taking part in a course.


Our Inspiring Young Futures programme for 16–25-year-olds launches. This programme is funded by Inspiring Scotland.

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Our Venture Together employability programme launches (in partnership with Barclays). This ran till 2019.


Venture Trust become an SQA Centre.

Our Build-a bike employability programme begins, and runs till 2015.


We open the National Participant Centre in Stirling, with support and funding from the Wooden Spoon, and we launch the Positive Futures veterans programme.

Change Cycle


We launch our COVID 19 response with Be Connected Active Living, Employability, and Wellbeing Hubs launched.


Our Outdoor Therapy service is launched.

With COVID resritcions easing, we moved to a blended model, and then transitioned fully back to our original programme delivery.


Our Outdoor Therapy Training is launched.

We launch our Strategic Plan for 2022 - 2025.

Water jump

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