The SMT has made a £20,000 grant to the Venture Trust charity so that more vulnerable people can benefit from a wilderness journey through highland Scotland. These journeys are the centre of VT’s intensive programme for people who face the barriers caused by addiction, poverty, unemployment, a convictions history, or mental health troubles.
This Scottish charity runs courses for 10–18 year olds, mainly at indoor and outdoor climbing walls. and with an award of £1960 from the SMT, they’ll help more youngsters start climbing in Scotland’s great outdoors in 2022.
The Scottish company Mhòr Outdoor enables people from socially excluded backgrounds to get out on Scotland’s hills, and the Trust is supporting it through a £2000 grant.
Mountaineering Scotland’s SMART courses (student mountaineering and rescue training) are at the core of its safety and skills work and have been regularly supported by the SMT’
A grant from the Trust will help more people with dis- abilities to enjoy climbing, both indoors and out.
Midwinter 2020 sees groups of young people bridging the gap between summer and winter mountaineering, in courses subsidised by the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT)