Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust


Our mission is to provide structured outdoor adventure and training to children and young adults (NEET's) from disadvantaged backgrounds as a medium whereby personal potential, teamwork and trust may develop as well as increasing their key skills, self esteem and general health and well being etc.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1024555)

Check mark Match funded




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




Liverpool and Greater Merseyside have a number of Wards that have high indices of multiple deprivation, any many of their young people feel disengaged with their communities. A lack of personal and technical skills presents them with barriers to their personal development and access to the world of work. This in turn leads to poor self- esteem, a lack of sense of achievement and an adverse effect on their general health and well being.


Our in-house training scheme enables young people and our volunteers to not only participate in healthy, adventurous activities such as hill walking, abseiling, orienteering etc. but also to work through a training programme that will develop both their interpersonal and technical skills, ultimately qualifying them to instruct activities themselves and enabling them to go on to secure employment within the Outdoor Industry and elsewhere.