Talent Match is a Big Lottery Fund project that helps young people aged 18 to 24 who are out of work for more than 12 months.
By providing collective support from a range of local organisations including employers, education providers and others, Talent Match helps young people get the skills and confidence they need to get back into work, education or training.
What makes Talent Match unique is that it is designed by young people for young people. Each project has a panel of 18 to 24-year-olds who help to make decisions on programme delivery, marketing and events.
The Prince's Trust manages five out of the 21 Talent Match projects which are located in areas of high youth unemployment throughout England, providing help for young people in Middlesbrough, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, East Sussex, Kent, Lincoln and Leicester.
With Talent Match, young people will:
- Get individual one to one support tailored to their needs
- Increase self-confidence and motivation
- Develop skills for employment
- Gain access to a range of programmes and enterprise initiatives
- Have a range of different experiences and work out what their life goals are
Where are our Talent Match projects?
- South East: Medway, Swale, Thanet, Dover, Hastings, Eastbourne, Southend, Thurrock, Harlow, Basildon, Colchester and Tendring
- New Anglia: Norfolk, Suffolk, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Ipswich and Waveney
- Lincolnshire: Boston, Skegness, Lincoln and Gainsborough
- Leicestershire: Beaumont Leys, New Parks, Braunstone and Rowley Fields, Spinney Hill wards, Greenhill Ward near Coalville
- Middlesbrough: Across the Middlesbrough area
How to get in touch?
If you are a young person, delivery partner, referrer or volunteer and you’re interested in being involved in a Talent Match project in the areas above, please call get in touch using the details below.
Text “Call me” to 07983 385418
Call 0800 842 842
Text “TM tell me more” to 07436 581313
Volunteer for Talent Match
Support our young people on Talent Match by becoming a volunteer mentor. Your expertise can make a real difference.
Talent Match Funding
The Big Lottery Fund's £108 million project started in 2014 and will run for five years to help those young people who need it the most. The Prince’s Trust was awarded £14.5 million in 2014 to manage five of the projects.