Project information


Our EnerG project works with young people who have additional support needs or who are having difficulty in their lives.

April 2011 - March 2012

Charity information


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  • Need


    Outdoor activities and adventures have long been known to provide opportunities to support young people to grow and develop. Outf!t-Moray is helping to develop several of the core skills that help to develop the main capabilities people need to be full, active and responsible members of society”.


    Specifically outdoor challenge and adventure lends itself to helping young people in key areas such as working together, problem solving, sharing, taking responsibility, being accountable, developing social skills, developing self-confidence and self-esteem, providing motivation, learning new skills and providing a future outlet for recreational activity and importantly, being more employable and more effective citizens that can contribute to our society.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Increase young peoples’ self-esteem and confidence


    » All outdoor activities

    Success will be...150 young people show improved self-esteem and confidence

    Aim 2

    Improve young peoples’ communication skills


    » All outdoor activities

    Success will be...60% of young people show improved communication skills

    Aim 3

    Improve young peoples’ ability to work with others in a team


    » All outdoor activities

    Success will be...60% of young people showing that they can work with others to problem solve

    Aim 4

    Increase young peoples’ awareness of responsibility


    » All outdoor activities

    Success will be...decrease in antisocial behaviour and becoming more responsible memebers of their community and society

    Aim 5

    Support young peoples’ educational engagement


    » All outdoor activities

    Success will be...70% show that they attend school more regularly.

  • Impact


    Our aim is to help young people to better understand themselves, the consequences of their actions and decisions, and to realise that they have choices in their lives. We help them to integrate with their communities and society, and we believe that our work has a long-lasting impact by building bonds between families and community groups.


    Lack of funding - we employ a fundraiser to ensure sufficient funds are in place for this project


    Evaluation is a critical part of everything that we do, and we believe that a robust and appropriate evaluation system is crucial to ensure that we are delivering the best programmes that we can. As a result a full report on our activities are published along with a quarerly newsletter.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £138,136

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      Amount Heading Description
      £82,952 Staffing salaries Outdoor Instructor & Administrator salaries
      £10,436 Administration Stationery, IT ,Telephones & Training
      £8,400 Minibus Purchase Used minibus to be purchased
      £8,280 Transport Minibus use, services, fuel or hire
      £8,300 Equipment Outdoor Equipment
      £19,768 Fixed costs Office rent, insurance, licensing

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Henry Smith Charity £23,000 Guaranteed
    Tudor Trust £15,000 Guaranteed
    MacRobert Trust £10,000 Guaranteed
    Stafford Trust £7,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    All our activities take place within Moray and the Highalnds of Scotland.


    Approximately 250 different young people will benefit from the EnerG strand each year. We will run approximately 200 sessions, and work with 20 different organisations, including schools, youth justice agencies and community groups. We often work intensively with small groups of young people over a number of weeks, but also offer one-off activities to local community groups who fit into this project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    There is no other charity or outdoor specialists in Moray doing this type of work.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ross Boardman

    Chief Instructor