Cash awards of £50 - £500 for young people to
access education, training or work.
How does it work?
Past awards have included helping young people to gain computing
skills, purchase tools critical for their job and produce a
portfolio to present at interviews.
The following are not eligible:
- Formal or informal groups or organisations
- Gap year or overseas projects
- Medical treatment
- Course fees that are far above the £500 funding limit
- Costs associated with NVQ Level 4, HNC, HND, degree or
post-grad courses or courses of an equivalent level.
How does it help?
- Receive a cash award to help undertake education or training or
enhance their ability to gain employment
- A Prince’s Trust volunteer will also support the young person
in setting goals, making decisions and finding other programmes or
Who is eligible?
UK residents aged 14 – 25 who:
- Are part of The Trust’s four target groups
- Have education, training or work-related goals
Awards can take up to 6 weeks to process so applications should
be made well before the award is needed.
Over 10,000 young people have received a Development Award to
Recent internal and external evaluationsof the programme found
- 82% of award recipients are now in employment, education or
- 94% of award recipients said the award had satisfied their
- 84% of award recipients felt the award had, or would have, a
long term impact on their life.
Whether you need a plumber in Plymouth or a gardener in
Gateshead, using a Trust-supported business is a practical way for
you to help.
Our work depends on your donation.
The Prince's Trust supported over 54,000 young people last