What are The Prince's Trust Awards? 

The Prince's Trust Awards are our annual recognition awards, celebrating young people who have changed their lives and those who have played a part in supporting the work of The Trust.  

A series of awards recognise young people’s success in the areas of education, skills development, employment, enterprise and community.   

In Autumn 2017 there will be 10 regional award ceremonies:

  • Northern Ireland - Belfast, Tuesday 24th October
  • Scotland - Edinburgh, Thursday 26th October
  • North East England - Newcastle, Wednesday 1st November
  • North West England - Manchester, Thursday 2nd November 
  • Central England East – Norwich, Tuesday 7th November 
  • Yorkshire and the Humber - Leeds, Wednesday 8th November
  • Central England West - Birmingham, Monday 13th November
  • London and the South East - London, Wednesday 15th November
  • South West England - Bristol, - Tuesday 21st November
  • Wales - Cardiff, Wednesday 22nd November

Award winners from the regional award ceremonies will be short listed, and successful finalists will attend our national final in Spring 2018. 

What are the award categories?

  • Breakthrough Award recognises the progress of young people in overcoming barriers and developing new skills.
  • Educational Achiever Award recognises young people who have overcome barriers, developed new skills and improved their education prospects.
  • Rising Star Award recognises young people who, despite having faced substantial personal obstacles, are in sustainable employment as a result of a Prince’s Trust programme.
  • Young Achiever Award recognises the success of young people getting into employment, training or education and overcoming substantial barriers to transform their lives.
  • Young Ambassador Award recognises young people who are exceptional Young Ambassadors for The Trust, these young people volunteer their time to share their personal experiences and inspire others.
  • Enterprise Award recognises young people who have overcome barriers and achieved success in creating a sustainable business or a community or social enterprise.
  • Community Impact Award recognises the positive contribution young people make to their local community.


Hannah Gripton, Project Manager for The Prince's Trust Awards.

Email: awards@princes-trust.org.uk

Phone: 020 7543 1334