The amount was his fee for appearing in the first series of the talent show and was dedicated to helping young people get into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

The i.am.angel funding was used to conduct pilots across The Trust's core programmes, allowing thousands more young people to get access to education and training programmes and enabled young people to tackle financial barriers that had previously prevented them from accessing education, training or employment in STEM areas.

will.i.am said:

The Prince's Trust has a history of assisting disadvantaged youth, so I am pleased to be collaborating with an organisation that shares my mission to transform the lives of young people who need extra support and structure in their lives.