How you can support
We have put together a guide to walk you through the ways that you can support our response to Covid-19. Not only will it help you be there for young people in their time of need, but our challenges and fundraising ideas can also benefit your wellbeing, helping you stay connected to colleagues and learn new skills at home.
Start something today to support our Relief Fund
We have teamed up with Fearne Cotton's Happy Place to launch The Great Create, proudly supported by STAEDTLER, to boost the wellbeing of young people in the UK. Whether you're looking for home-based activities to keep your household entertained or ways to stay connected to your colleagues, family and friends while everyone stays indoors, The Great Create can help you to bring your favourite people together, online and at home.
We've got loads of step-by-step guides and how-to videos to help you along, as well as tips for how to connect friends and family online if they can't be there in person.
To find out more and get involved, sign up here.
We’re supporting our young people to ensure they continue to learn new skills, grow in confidence and prepare for the future during this time. We challenge you to use your time at home to #GetSkilled. Whether it’s a 30-day challenge, or a quick upskill – the possibilities are endless and we can all learn from each other.
Show us, and the Prince’s Trust community your new skills on Instagram by tagging us @PrincesTrust #GetSkilled #StartSomething. Get your friends and family involved and set up a JustGiving page to raise funds that will help us give young people the skills they need to succeed.
Here’s some inspiration on how you could #GetSkilled
- Explore the arts and learn a language, learn to paint or learn to play the guitar
- Improve your cooking skills – why not host an online lunchtime cooking class. Who has the best recipes?
- Take up a hobby that helps you switch off and relax like meditation or origami – could you lead your friends and family in a class?
- New to working from home? Upskill your colleagues in Zoom, MS Teams or Excel and help them #GetSkilled for a donation to The Prince’s Trust
- Looking to get some fresh air, even if it’s outside your window! Why not take part in a green fingers challenge and get skilled in gardening – sow your seeds at the same time as your friends and see whose grows the quickest
It's important to keep moving and active. So why not set yourself a new challenge you can take part in at home. Join an online workout, improve your strength by taking part in a daily squat or plank challenge, or learn a new skill virtually like ballroom dancing!
Here are a few creative examples of how people are staying active at home and getting their friends, family and colleagues involved.
- Regularly attend yoga, Zumba or fitness classes? Why not host your own class online and get your networks active at the same time. We have seen some fantastic pictures of our own colleagues wearing fancy dress on Skype to work out together
- Challenge your friends to a plank challenge and get the six-packyou’ve always wanted
- Fancy climbing Mount Everest to raise money for The Prince’s Trust. If you have stairs at home, it’s only 58,070 stairs… better get started
- Do your kids have a trampoline? Why not do a sponsored jump? Set up a live stream so we can all check in on how you’re doing
- Have a static bike at home? You could cycle the distance to all of your UK offices whilst at home and ask them to donate when you arrive (virtually, of course)
- Host a virtual dance party, it’s great exercise and much cheaper than going out on a Friday night
Our annual cycle challenge Palace to Palace is taking place in October this year. Why not sign up today so that you have something active to look forward to in the future? You can read more about Palace to Palace and The Walk (a new feature for 2020!) here.
There are so many ways to stay connected and unite with your family, friends and colleagues whilst we are all at home. It’s a great opportunity to come together as a community and do something good for others. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Host an online charity pub quiz for The Prince’s Trust
- Challenge your friends to a Gaming Marathon session and live stream your efforts
- Set up an online book club or coffee morning to socialise with friends
- All learning new talents at home? Have an online talent show or gig – vote for the winner by donating to their JustGiving page
- Special celebration or birthday lined up? Why not encourage your friends to make a donation to our Young Person Relief Fund instead and in exchange we will share some inspirational stories of the young people you support to inspire your friends and family
- Come together as a business, or family, and donate your travel costs, petrol money or takeaway coffee fund, that you would have spent, to the Young Person Relief Fund
- Addicted to TikTok or going stir crazy? Get your colleagues to lip sync and film funny videos and put together your very own Isolation Anthem. Share it on social media with your JustGiving page
Help us spread the word
Follow us on social media and share our content. We want to make sure young people across the UK know that we are here to support them, and that your friends and family know how they can get involved. Here are a few messages to help you spread the word:
Find out how @princestrust are listening to the needs of young people and responding to Covid-19. We are #ProudToPartner > http://bit.ly/2U5JH7Y
Do you know a young person struggling with isolation? The @princestrust are here to support. In addition to on the phone and online mentoring support, they've also launched an online hub, packed with tools and resources, which is growing all the time. Take a look today > https://bit.ly/2WK8hNp
In these anxious and uncertain times, we know young people need us more than ever. Support the @PrinceTrust Young People Relief Fund > https://bit.ly/2UlUBqo
I am taking on a challenge to #GetSkilled in support of @PrincesTrust who are helping young people cope today and prepare for tomorrow during these difficult times. Please donate to their Young People Relief Fund by sponsoring me > (insert your Just Giving page here)