Every year in Scotland, The Prince’s Trust supports over 8,500 young people who are unemployed or struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. 

In a tight funding environment, The Prince’s Trust Scotland is committed to providing value for money through strong partnerships and effective services that cut across traditional boundaries for working with young people. We are proud of the wide and diverse range of public sector partners we work with to ensure we continually deliver high quality programmes for all of our young people.

We're currently working with:

  • Local Authorities  Our partnerships with Local Authorities are incredibly important to us. They refer young people to The Trust and then work with us to help them get jobs, places in education and training and to start their own businesses. Local Authorities help us to provide the right support at the right time for young people in their area. They add a vital contribution to the investment needed though co-finance, staff and other resources that make our work in every corner of Scotland possible.
  • Action for Children and Barnardo’s - this partnership is formalised within the Young Person’s Consortium. As the three leading youth charities in Scotland we collaborate to help disadvantaged young people access the full range of our services and ultimately move into positive outcomes. In practice, this means access to each other’s premises and facilities, referrals between programmes, strategic development, joint responses to policy, and sharing of best practice.
  • Big Lottery Fund Scotland - Investing in Communities – Provides five-year funding for The Trust to support young people aged 14-18 who are in or leaving care to develop the skills and knowledge of opportunities to enable them to make and sustain a transition to education, employment and training. 
  • Carnegie UK Trust - Young people in Scotland supported by The Prince’s Trust and Young Scot are benefiting from a funding boost to help them improve their digital skills. The funding has been made available as part of the Carnegie UK Trust’s #NotWithoutMe project which aims to support organisations in the UK and Ireland that are working to address and test solutions to the digital challenges facing vulnerable young people aged 12-25.

  • Creative Scotland – CashBack for Creativity - CashBack for Communities is the Scottish Government’s vehicle for reinvesting the proceeds of crime back into communities across Scotland through sporting, cultural, youth and third sector organisations. Creative Scotland’s CashBack for Creativity Programme is funding The Prince’s Trust’s Get Started with Creative Industries project, which will deliver five Get Started programmes across media, jewellery and media design in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

  • Creative Scotland - Youth Enterprise Fund – A three-year funding partnership to offer much-needed support to young entrepreneurs in Scotland who are keen to start businesses within the creative industries. 

  • Education Scotland - Strategic Funding Partnership – Scottish Government, through Education Scotland, are supporting The Trust to help vulnerable young people in Scotland get a job, engage in education/training, and start a business. This partnership provides The Trust with vital core funding that gives us the capacity to service and add value to our core programmes through vital wrap-around services.
  • European Regional Development Fund – Strategic partners in supporting core Trust activity in Scotland with a specific focus on Enterprise.
  • European Social Fund – Strategic partners in supporting core Trust activity in Scotland. Long term supporters helping young people, whatever their ability, move towards education, jobs and start their own business.
  • Glasgow Housing Association – Glasgow Housing Association have provided support and funding for our Fairbridge programme in Glasgow for over seven years. 
  • Scottish Government - CashBack for Communities – This valuable funding and partnership is supporting The Trust to deliver 1,890 cash-grant Development Awards to disadvantaged young people across Scotland.
  • Scottish Government - Third Sector Employability Forum – A group coordinated through The Trust to allow third sector organisations involved in employability to share views and respond as a collective to Government.
  • Scottish Government - Young Edge – Loan funding promoting growth of businesses supported by The Trust.
  • Scottish Government - Games Legacy – Provided funding towards the purchase of Adventurous Activities equipment to support the delivery of our programmes.
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation - Community Jobs Scotland  Community Jobs Scotland supports The Trust to offer jobs to unemployed young people in Scotland.
  • Skills Development Scotland – We have a long-standing partnership with Skills Development Scotland. In the past, we have delivered the Scotland's Best & Employability Fund Contract for them, which worked with over 500 young people over 2 years. Currently, our local programmes receive a flow of referrals from SDS Careers Guidance teams. 
  • Young Scot - The Prince’s Trust and Young Scot have united in a strategic partnership to design and deliver a Digital Inclusion Project to help disadvantaged young people in Scotland to develop basic digital skills. We aim to increase and improve digital inclusion for those who may be vulnerable, lacking in digital skills and unable to fully access the opportunities available to them.

  • YouthLink Scotland - National Voluntary Organisations Support Fund – This valuable funding increases the capacity of The Trust and improves access to training and other continuous professional development activities including the improved support and engagement of our volunteers. 

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