What we do
The Prince's Trust helps change young
Around one in five young people in the UK are not
in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK
economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime
costs £1 billion every year.
We address this by giving practical and financial
support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key
skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move
into work, education or training.
The Trust was established in 1976, you can
read about our history here.
Programmes to support young people
We run programmes that encourage young people to take
responsibility for themselves – helping them build the life they
choose rather than the one they’ve ended up with:
- The Enterprise
programme provides money and support to help young
people start up in business.
- The Team programme
is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience,
qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a
- Get Started are
short courses designed to help young people develop new
skills, build confidence and have fun, helping them to move
forwards in their lives.
- Get into are short
courses offering intensive training and experience in a specific
sector to help young people get a job.
- Development Awards
are small grants to enable young people to access education,
training or work.
- Prince's Trust xl
clubs give 13-19 year olds who are at risk of
truanting, exclusion and underachievement a say in their education.
They aim to improve attendance, motivation and social skills.
- The Fairbridge
programme works with young people aged 13-25, giving
them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change
To continue this vital work we need to raise £50 million this
year. We rely upon generous giving and fundraising from a huge
variety of people. Supporting The Prince's Trust can be:
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