Venture Out Wilderness Project CLG

Venture Out Wilderness Project CLG design and deliver a range of creative and impactful outdoor, nature-based, personal development, family support and youth work focused programs for children, young people and families living within disadvantage or marginalised communities. Our vision is a socially-just, sustainable society, more integrated with nature and the outdoor environment, while our mission is to promote transformative outdoor learning experiences that enhance personal development

Location:

Galway

Established:

2016

Type of organisation:

Social enterprise

Focus

  • Addiction
  • Education and training
  • Employment and job creation
  • Environment
  • Health services and health promotion
  • Mental health
  • Social inclusion
  • Sport and exercise
  • Unemployment
  • Young people / youth work

Interest

  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Research

EU Project Experience

Some experience

Venture Out were involved in the delivery of the recent EU funded 'From Outdoors to Labour Market' - FOLM project. You can find out some information about this exciting project at https://www.folmweb.com/en/.

This project was created to support young adults into education, training and employment through a blend of Outdoor learning and 1:1 coaching. This project was funded through the Norway Grants programme.

EU Funding Goals

In the short term, Venture Out want to focus on building a network, forming close relationships with like minded organisations, learning, and participating as a partner in projects.

Following this, In the 5-10 year period, we would like to progress into larger projects focusing on youth work, heath and well-being and the support of disadvantaged and marginalised communities and  perhaps the coordinating of our own projects at some stage in time.

Strengths

Venture Out's strength lies in our wealth of experience, skills and knowledge across a range of sectors including outdoor education, social care, youth work and commerce. Having worked in all the above areas, our staff have created a suite of innovative outdoor based personal development programmes to support people of all ages and backgrounds, experiencing a diverse range of challenges

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Contact name:

Barry Dillon

Job tittle:

Programme Manager

Email Address:
Barry@venture-out.ie
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