At Brathay we know everyone has the capacity to do extraordinary things that can inspire and benefit others. This drives our mission to improve the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities.

The experiences Brathay create inspire children and young people to make positive changes that will last a lifetime.

We work with over 7,000 young people every year, close to their homes or on residentials in the Lake District. By focusing on the skills, attitudes and behaviours that young people need to develop their potential, their employability and their resilience, we empower them to make active choices that will benefit them, and the people around them.

Who benefits?

Every year we help thousands of young people to make positive choices that will change their lives by:

  • Helping young people and their families overcome barriers they face on their path into education, training or work
  • Supporting young people at risk of exploitation, criminality and abuse giving them the strength to make positive choices and take control of their lives
  • Working with young people in their communities and offering inspirational residential experiences at Brathay that transforms their outlook.

Focusing on each individual’s strengths, through powerful experiences and structured support in the community, we inspire young people to realise their potential and develop a range of skills that raise aspirations and benefit the people around them.

You can find out more about Brathay Trust's work to create life changing opportunities for vulnerable children and young people here.

Videos that illustrate our impact and tell stories of our projects can be viewed here.

Who we help

Brathay Trust has transformed the lives of thousands of children and young people since 1946.

Here's what some of them say about the impact of our work.

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