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14:19 Fund

We believe in opportunity for all

The 14:19 Fund helps some of the most disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 19 in Scotland who struggle to access employment, education or training, giving them the chance to transform their lives.

A better future for Scotland.

We want every young person in Scotland to have the opportunity to realise their potential and lead a fulfilling life. Thousands of young people in Scotland are at risk of missing out on education, employment or training because of circumstances beyond their control; because of the area they live in, because of a difficult home life or because they have additional needs. We want to change that.

Established in 2008 as our first thematic fund, 14:19 has the ambitious target of helping 35,000 young people into sustainable employment, education or training over 10 years, and giving thousands more young people the confidence and skills to change their own lives for the better.

From the very first day of the 14:19 Fund, we have focused on helping the charities that support those young people to become more successful, more innovative, and more sustainable so they can continue to help more young people in Scotland to lead better, happier lives – and have a lasting impact on the educational and employment landscape of Scotland.

48,000+

young people built skills, confidence, resilience and motivation.

25,000+

young people into employment, education or training.

£44.2m

invested in portfolio

£53.7m

additional matched funding leveraged by portfolio

14:19 Impact Report 2015

Our charities supported 4,677 young people into employment, education or training in 2015. Read our latest impact report.

https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/publication/1419-fund-report-2015/NULL Download our report

Young people on mental health

Young people from Hot Chocolate Trust, a 14:19 Fund portfolio charity, talk to Charis Robertson about their hopes for the future of mental health support across Scotland.

https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/young-people-are-more-than-their-mental-health-difficulties/NULL Read more

Case study

"I'm very happy with how far I have come."

With the help of Connect2, a Glasgow-based network of 14:19 Fund charities, Siobhan was able to gain confidence and qualifications to help her realise her full potential.

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Portfolio of charities

Aberdeen Foyer
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Aberdeen Foyer

Aberdeen Foyer provides housing support to young people aged 16 years and over in crisis situations. This core service is complemented by a holistic range of programmes including money management, employability initiatives and counselling. 14:19 Fund investment supports 14 to 16 year olds who have been excluded, or are at risk of exclusion, from education and supports

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Action for Children
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Action for Children

Action for Children delivers services aimed at young people who are unemployed and who may have other issues restricting their ability to access the job market. 14:19 Fund investment supports a number of its programmes: Youthbuild, Challenge and Transitions. CashBack for Communities supports employability programmes.  For more information visit cashbackforcommunities.org.uk  Action for Children is also

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Callander Youth Project Trust
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Callander Youth Project Trust

Callander Youth Project serves the young people in a 400 square mile area of rural Stirlingshire. It is rooted in the community and offers a continuum of services for young people from primary school through to the age of 25. 14:19 Fund investment supports the expansion of the accredited employability support programme, Steps to Work, which

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