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Venture Trust - Inspiring Young Futures (Venture Trust)

Argyle House
Venture Trust
0131 228 7700
**Due to the impacts of COVID-19 we have suspended Inspiring Young Futures. Updates will be made when we are back offering this programme**

Inspiring Young Futures is for young people 16-25, encouraging them to think about what they would like to achieve and helps them work towards their goals. The programme offers regular community-based outreach support wrapped around an 8-day Wilderness Journey usually in the highlands of Scotland. Through intensive learning and personal development individuals will consolidate their new skills, boost confidence, motivation and aspirations. This will help progress participants towards employment, training or education.

Inspiring Young Futures is designed for young people aged 16-25, struggling with a range of challenging circumstances:

  • care-experienced background
  • involvement in offending / anti-social behaviour
  • history of substance misuse
  • homelessness
  • low academic achievement
  • fragmented family relationships
  • early stage social work involvement.

Our programmes provide support for up to 9 months helping individuals to make and sustain connections to services and employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities within their communities.

Service Type

Employability, Health / Mental Health, Housing, Education and training, Domestic Abuse, and Addictions

Client Group

Care experienced, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement and Stage 2 / Barrier Removal

Outreach offered


Target group

Inspiring Young Futures is designed for young people aged 16-25, struggling with a range of challenging circumstances including: care-experienced background, involvement in offending / anti-social behaviour, history of substance misuse, homelessness, low academic achievement, fragmented family relationships, early stage social work involvement.

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