Who we help
There are almost one million young people in
the UK not in education, employment or training. The Prince's Trust
focuses its efforts on those people who need our help the most.
The Prince's Trust helps change young
We have four key target groups:
Unemployed young people
A wealth of research indicates that lower educational attainment
and lack of formal qualifications make it much more difficult to
secure full-time employment.
To help those with few or no qualifications to build skills,
confidence and find employment, we provide personal development
To assist young people trying to move into a job, training or
education - but lacking the money to do so - we give Development Awards
Young people underachieving in education
Last year, two-fifths of young people across England (40 per
cent) did not achieve five GCSEs graded A*-C, including English and
Maths. For more information, read our Abandoned Ambtitions report (2013).
To combat school-related challenges such as truancy, exclusions and
poor performance, we run xl clubs
in schools across the UK.
Young people leaving care
Approximately 8,000 young people leave care more vulnerable than
most. They are more likely to have no qualifications or low basic
skills, or be unemployed or homeless.
Young offenders and ex-offenders
According to a Home Office survey, 3.95% of the 16-25 population
We recognise the strength of our programmes to help
offenders and ex-offenders break the offending cycle and
fulfil their aspirations. In some regions and countries we run a
leaving prison mentoring project.