Scotland's Next Generation


Applications to Scotland's Next Generation 2019 programme are now open!

Supporting Scotland’s young people to build their personal, social and employability skills has never been more important. That’s why, as part of our Scotland’s Next Generation campaign, The Outward Bound Trust are offering disadvantaged young people the chance to take part in the 19-day Skills for Life Award at Loch Eil in the Highlands.

Programme outcomes:

Smiley 1 Self confidence and self belief Speech Communication Leaves Less screen time, more green time Hand Holding Team working Scales Self management Padlock And Key Making the most of opportunities Brain Problem solving Camping Resilience Woman Worker Employability

Find out more about the Skills for Life Award

Nominate a young person

All four of the following criteria must be applicable to the nominees:

They must be:

  • otherwise unable to access such a programme because of financial reasons
  • have the stickability to take part in a physically and mentally challenging 19 day Award
  • a young person who is not yet fulfilling their potential
  • in their S5 year at time of nomination

Participants should be prepared to commit to 19 days in July or August and a preparation day in March/April 2019. After the Award they must write a thank you letter to their sponsor. 

The funding

The Skills for Life Award is worth £1,699 and for those lucky enough to be awarded a SNG place £1,649 of this is funded by a group of donors, individuals and companies, who want to support young people who have the potential to go far in life, but do not have the opportunities to find out what they are truly capable of achieving. Those taking part need only pay a £50 non-refundable deposit with travel from Glasgow to Loch Eil also included in the price.

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Please download, complete and return this application to Oli Blomfield, Head of Summer Adventures programmes, via email or post.


Address: The Outward Bound Trust, Hackthorpe Hall, Hackthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HX

If you have students who don’t meet the above criteria or for who 19-days is just a smidge too long, taking part in one of our other summer adventures remains a fantastic opportunity.

Separate funding is also available for these programmes through our Adventure Fund.