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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: On Board with CashBack                 

Age range: 12 – 25 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 248

The project will work with 31 groups of young people (aged 12-25) from across Scotland over the 3-year period. 6 Groups in 2023/24, 12 Groups in 2024/25, and 13 Groups in 2025/26.

Each group will participate in a programme aimed at changing the attitudes and behaviours of those most at risk of antisocial behaviours, offending/re-offending or entering the criminal justice system who have been impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma. Each young person will participate in a structured programme encompassing 32 hours of group work sessions and 8 hours of outdoor education led by an OYT Scotland Youth Development Worker, and 58 hours of youth work delivered over 5 days in a sail training environment aboard a 70ft yacht.

The programme will take a person-centred approach to explore risk taking behaviours on land and at sea whilst developing confidence, resilience, and teamwork along with a personal and social skills. Young people will record their experiences in their ‘Personal Journal’, evaluating risk taking behaviours and the impact these could have on themselves and their communities.

Areas where project will be delivered:

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll & Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee City; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Eilean Siar; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney; Perth & Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

Please find a link here to Ocean Youth Trust Scotland’s Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) in respect of this CashBack for Communities project.