Basically, BOUT is an Investor in People organisation. This means that the purpose and vision of their work is to help people gain a qualification which gives them a level of proficiency to compete well in the employment market or for those who are entrepreneur types, to set up their businesses.
Bout's approach is 'Needs Based', assisting as far as it can, in capacity building when required.
BOUT encourages group activities in sport, handicrafts and ICT. The groups are mainly young adults though groups of older people consistent with the charity's aims are not discouraged.