Venture Scotland

Venture Scotland

Charity information

Venture Scotland

Venture Scotland provides an outdoor-based personal development programme. We make use of the hills and waterways across Scotland and at our Highland bothy in Glen Etive. Together with our strong network of skilled volunteers, we help young people to turn their own lives around and gain the confidence, skills and qualifications they need to:
• gain a qualification, job or training place
• build a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life for themselves
• give something back to help others

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    To provide an outdoor based development journey for the most disadvantaged young people that helps them to turn their own lives around using a strong network of skilled volunteers. And, to grow the charity so that, each year, more young people can benefit from what Venture Scotland has to offer.

  • Aims

    Venture Scotland aims to:

    • More young people each year will graduate from the Etive Award programme and successfully gain employment, further education & training
    • More young people each year experience improved health and well-being and will have significantly reduced (or ended) a key problem area (e.g. drugs, alcohol, offending, homelessness, exclusion or m
    • More young people each year will have increased skills and capacities and successfully gain accredited qualifications ranging from SCQF Level 3 to Level 7
    • More volunteers will join us each year and improve their youth work and outdoor skills
    • Grow our Edinburgh and Glasgow capability and open 4 new centres, benefitting a total of 400 Etive Award Graduates across Venture Scotland per annum
  • Overview

    Established: April 1989

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 13

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01415528173

    Address: Office 1&2, 4 Norton Park, Edinburgh EH75RS

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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