What do we offer at Stage 1?
Dunnet Forest Trust aims to re-engage you through activities which increase self-worth and self-confidence through an Activity Agreement. Activities could include practical conservation tasks including removal of invasive species, woodland management, path maintenance, tree planting, working in the tree nursery, wildflower meadow maintenance, wood fuel production including working with the qualified foresters to produce split logs, maintaining stocks and supply local markets and growing fruit and vegetables.
Who can apply?
Young people aged 16 to 19 years who are not in education, employment or other training opportunities.
What can you achieve?
As well as gaining confidence and self-worth, we will work with you to help you consider your next steps which could include:
- applying for College
- volunteering opportunities
- other training options
By undertaking outdoor activities you could include improve your health and the ability to understand yourself and relate to others.
Can I get a training allowance?
At Stage 1 if you are on an Activity Agreement you may be eligible for Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
For further information and to check if you may be entitled to claim EMA visit: Highland Council EMA