Awards Plus

Supporting achievement for all through youth awards

Awards Plus provides nature-based youth awards, expeditions and 1:1 mentoring support – with a focus on young people who might need extra support. This includes direct delivery, guidance, training and signposting.

14-25 year-olds.

Individuals, youth groups and schools across Edinburgh & The Lothians.

Young people who might miss out on opportunities – for practical or financial reasons, due to additional support needs, and for reasons associated with mental health difficulties.

Youth awards – outdoors-focused, nature-based, adventurous.

Extra, tailored support, especially for those who benefit most from additional help.

Connections, pathways and progression between youth awards.

Nature-based awards

Create opportunities to spend time enjoying, learning about and caring for nature.

Let’s make sure that no-one misses out

What we offer

Open Programme

Drop-ins to support awards participation, Expeditions and opportunities to explore a range of youth awards


Training, practice and qualifying expeditions, skills development and complementary awards

1:1 Mentoring

Tailored support for young people experiencing mental health difficulties

Kit Store

We maintain a store of outdoor equipment for low-cost hire by local groups, youth organisations and families.

News & Events

Open Programme Update

Dates & info for Photography workshop, Out There Award, DofE Expeditions......

June Newsletter

Read about canoeing expeditions, Open Programme offerings, Spring Stroll Proxy Walks......

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Learn about the exciting opportunity to join our team as Finance and Resources Manager....

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