Brathay Trust work with young people to help them unlock their potential. Many of them are vulnerable; lacking the confidence to find work or training, managing the transition from living in care to independence, risking exploitation in unhealthy relationships.

The charity brings young people together in groups to learn and support each other or providing them with one-to-one support to turn their lives around. This takes place in the community and at residential centres in the Lake District. Residential courses give young people a chance to challenge themselves, reflect on their lives and see themselves in a new light. The charity believes all young people have their own strengths and that self awareness and taking action are the first steps to transforming lives.

How donations make an impact…

£10 provides the materials for a craft activity in one of our group work sessions.

£30 covers the cost of training a young person to become a youth mentor.

£100 pays for an inspirational youth worker for a day.

How else can supporters help?

One of the ways the charity make money for its work is by organising challenge events; mainly in the Lake District. If you can run, cycle or row then why not join a sponsored event? If you’re not sporty you can help by volunteering as a marshal to help out at the events. There’s more information on their events website.

If you fancy a break in a beautiful place you could stay at the charity's B&B at Brathay Hall .


Brathay Hall
LA22 0HP

Contact Number

01539 439721