Established in 2018, The Prince’s Trust Group includes the work of The Prince's Trust in the UK alongside a group of charities including: Prince’s Trust International, Prince’s Trust Australia, Prince’s Trust New Zealand, Prince’s Trust Canada and most recently Prince’s Trust America.
His Highness The Aga Khan is the Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust Group. Through the incredible generosity of His Highness and our other valued supporters, we are expanding our work to transform young lives and build stronger communities across the world.
American singer and songwriter, Lionel Richie, is the founding Global Ambassador and Chairman of our Global Ambassador Group. He will help us to scale up our work around the world.
Through The Prince’s Trust Group, we currently support young people to access education, employment and self-employment in Australia, Barbados, Canada, Greece, India, Jordan, Malta, New Zealand and Pakistan. During 2019-20, we will start supporting young people in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Malaysia.
Nilam Tambe and Ahmed Abu Rumman are the joint winners of our inaugural Global Award, presented by HRH The Prince of Wales in March 2019.
Nilam lives with her family in Mumbai, India. With support from our fantastic delivery partner, Magic Bus, Nilam took part in our Get Into employability programme and later secured paid employment for the first time with KidZania. This opportunity has made a massive difference to Nilam and her family.
Ahmed is from Jordan. He took part in the Adventure Team personal development programme, delivered in partnership by Mercy Corps and Prince’s Trust International. This helped Ahmed to secure employment with a local radio station and then as a guide with the Jordan Trail Network, connecting visitors from around the world to his community.
The Prince’s Trust in the UK is the largest of all the Prince’s Trust charities. During 2018-19, we supported almost 70,000 young people in the UK to live, learn and earn. We are planning to support 80,000 young people in the UK during 2019-20.
Prince’s Trust International aims to support 100,000 young people over the next five years, as it expands its work across the Commonwealth and beyond. PTI supported just over 4,000 young people during 2018-19 in Barbados, Greece, India, Jordan, Malta and Pakistan through a range of Prince’s Trust education, employability and enterprise programmes. During 2019-20, PTI plans to support over 8,000 young people including for the first time in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Malaysia.
The Prince’s Trust charities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada are in start-up mode. Together, they supported almost 1,000 young people and adults during 2018-19, partly through their own versions of Prince’s Trust youth programmes; and also by supporting Indigenous communities, military veterans and the built environment.
Prince’s Trust Australia helps young people and military veterans to develop their confidence and life skills. PTA also champions sustainable communities, for example through exemplary built environment projects in Adelaide and Sydney.
Prince’s Trust Canada supports young people and military veterans to move into employment and self-employment. PTC also celebrates and promotes the diverse range of Indigenous languages across Canada.
Prince’s Trust New Zealand enables and empowers young people to bridge the gap between education and employment, helping them to engage with their education and to start up their own enterprises.
We have recently established Prince’s Trust America, to build relationships with supporters in the United States, and with a view to supporting young people there in the future.