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 lives.


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 opportunities.

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 have offended.

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.

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Take part in a Prince's Trust challenge and join us in raising the funds needed to change the futures of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.

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