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Invest in Futures

Invest in Futures is the largest fundraising event of The Prince’s Trust, generating vital funds to support thousands of young people into jobs, education or training. 

First set up in 2005, Invest in Futures has raised a life-changing figure of over £24 million.

The Invest in Futures annual gala dinner is the principal fundraising event at The Prince’s Trust. Since its inception in 2005, this star-studded event has raised an astounding £24 million and has enabled The Trust to change the lives of almost 23,000 young people. 

The evening offers an unparalleled opportunity to entertain friends and clients, while changing the lives of young people across the UK. Each year sees an incredible group of philanthropists, supporters and Celebrity Ambassadors of The Trust come together for an evening of fundraising, celebration and entertainment.

Our fifteenth year raised over an incredible £900,000, allowing us to transform the lives of hundreds of young people who need our support to develop the skills and confidence to move into work, training, or education or to start their own business.

Taking place at the stunning Kensington Palace Pavilion, guests were treated to a sparkling reception followed by a sumptuous dinner and auction. Guests enjoyed entertainment throughout the evening and heard from Young Ambassador, Chantelle West and Prince’s Trust Executive, JP Mclvor, who shared their stories with supporters. The evening culminated with international superstar Nile Rodgers and CHIC, who took to the stage to perform their greatest hits.

Invest in Futures will be returning in 2022. Please contact Cressida Grant at for more information.  

Highlights of previous Invest in Futures events include:

  • Performances from Kylie Minogue OBE, Gary Barlow OBE, Jools Holland OBE, Ronnie Wood, Annie Lennox, Texas, Bryan Adams and Sting in venues such as Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace Pavilion and the Natural History Museum

  • Celebrity compères such as Michael McIntyre, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley OBE, Rob Brydon and Sir Ben Kingsley.

  • Once-in-a-lifetime auction items such as a game of tennis with Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic, a personalised outfit designed by Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, tea with Rod Stewart and a meet and greet in Las Vegas with Sir Elton John

Invest in Futures committee

Invest in Futures is organised by The Prince’s Trust and supported by a committee of influential financial services executives and other key supporters.

Supported by: 

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Other major donor initiatives