Project Trust is an Educational Charity which sends up to 300 school-leavers overseas every year to volunteer in teaching, Social Care and Outward Bound projects across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Project Trust empowers young people to be confident, effective, creative, independent and resilient through a challenging volunteering experience overseas. Acting as responsible global citizens Volunteers make a positive difference to their overseas host communities and share their learning and understanding when they return home.
Since 1974 Project Trust’s headquarters has been on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, and the island is integral to the charity’s identity. All of Project Trust’s Volunteers make the journey to Coll for Selection, Training and Debriefing Courses. As Project Trust approaches its 50th Anniversary, Chief Executive, Ingrid Emerson MBE highlights the benefits of opening a new satellite office in Glasgow’s Skypark.
Why Skypark? Project Trust had been looking to open an office in Glasgow for some time and, following Board approval, looked at a number of properties to find an office facility that was most suited to our requirements. We knew straight away that Skypark was perfect for our needs and had no hesitation in securing a tenancy on a small office in the SkyHub building. Having an office in Glasgow has enabled Project Trust to appoint a Head of Finance and to relocate our Assistant Director for Education & Development – this will allow Project Trust to really focus on the Finance, Fundraising & Development strategies which underpin our Volunteering programme overseas. It will also ensure that we are in a much better position to network and build on partnership opportunities much more widely.