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The Venture Trust

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: CashBack Green Futures

Age range: 13 – 25 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 280

CashBack Green Futures (CBGF) is a new trauma-informed, needs-led, employability service for disadvantaged young people.

It provides community-based 1-1 and group support combining employability training alongside developmental and outdoor/environmental activities. This new service will reduce the risk of (re)offending, improve mental health and wellbeing, and prepare young people for work.

CBGF will have a strong environmental focus, with community engagement and volunteering sessions in greenspaces and waterwaysin key SIMD areas; sessions will encourage participants to learn about their environment and positive climate action, discuss what a Just Transition looks like for them, develop employability skills, gain volunteer experience and develop more inclusive communities.

To solidify core life skills development and to learn how to manage risk safely, participants will engage in outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, bushcraft and canoeing. Sessions will be frontloaded with skills development themes such as teamwork, communication and goal setting.

Delivery: 5-week (15days) courses (cohorts of 10) are delivered in the travel to work areas surrounding Edinburgh and Glasgow.

‘Booster Sessions’ will underpin the aftercare for CBGF participants, and indeed all Venture Trust participants. These group sessions will provide additional progression focus activity and employability support

Areas where project will be delivered:

East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Lanarkshire; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

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