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The Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland

The Prince’s Trust supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to get their lives on track.

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This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy.

Why we are here

The Prince’s Trust supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to get their lives on track.

What we do

Working across Northern Ireland we support over 8,500 young people aged 11 to 30 each year to develop the confidence and skills they need to live, learn and earn.

Our community-based teams work closely with hundreds of delivery partners to provide a variety of support and free courses to help young people develop the life-skills and motivation they need to succeed. Whether you’re interested in improving your employability skills, landing a new job or you want to start your own business, there’s something for everyone.

Where you can find us

We work across all Northern Ireland and in partnership with expert delivery partners to help young people aged 11 to 30 who are most in need of support.

Our Northern Ireland HQ is at Weaver’s Cross in Belfast.

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  • If you are a young person, or know a young person who you think could benefit from support from The Prince's Trust, check out our referral section.

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Prince’s Trust Centres in Northern Ireland

Come and say hello to our team in Belfast.

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From help getting a job, to starting a business, unlocking your potential, or getting funding to train and learn, a life-changing opportunity is waiting for you. Find out more about what we do.

Supporting The Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland

Our work in Northern Ireland is made possible by the support of generous individuals and organisations from both the public and private sectors.

Local support plays a crucial role in helping young people in Northern Ireland transform their lives. The skills, qualifications and experience they gain through The Prince’s Trust are for life, so your support is a real investment on building a better future at individual and community levels.

The work of The Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland is supported by a local Advisory Committee, which develops strategic relationships that further our aims and mission, with an emphasis on income generation.

As of November 2020, The Prince’s Trust Northern Ireland Advisory Committee members include:

  • The Earl of Caledon KCVO (Chairman)
  • Ms Mary Madden CBE (Deputy Chair) 
  • Dr Trefor Campbell CBE
  • Mrs Allyson McKimm
  • Mr Mukesh Sharma MBE DL
  • Mr Stephen Martin OBE QPM
  • Mr Peter T W Mackie

The Northern Ireland Advisory Committee carries out an important function, but it has no executive or non-executive responsibility for the management, operations or administration of The Trust. The governance of The Prince’s Trust is the responsibility of The Prince's Trust Council, which is its board of Trustees and chaired by John Booth who was appointed by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on 1st August 2018.

How you can help

There are many ways you can support our work and help more young people in Northern Ireland fulfil their potential.

This could be with a gift or financial pledge, by taking part in one of our events, nominating The Prince’s Trust as your company’s charity of the year or getting involved in our corporate volunteering programme.

To support our work, explore our website for further information. 

Volunteering opportunities
Volunteering opportunities

Interested in working with young people in Northern Ireland to get them back into work, education or training?

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Fundraising events
Fundraising opportunities

Whether you want to run a marathon or bake cakes, there’s plenty of ways you can support us in Northern Ireland.

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