The PrinceYouth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.

Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 825,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.

Princes Trust image - Saoirse GrahamIndependent research by NEF Consulting has found that The Trust has returned £1.4 billion in value to society through its work with disadvantaged young people over the last 10 years alone. The calculation takes into account the return on investment of getting young people off benefits, reducing offending and re-offending, and helping young people to achieve at school.

Some of our programmes include: 

Get Started helps young people to discover new talents. With each course focused on a theme - such as sport, art, fashion or music – young people work in a team with others, to complete a group challenge over five days. Supported by professional experts, it'll be down to the young person to create something brilliant.

Get Into gives young people the chance to gain work experience and receive training in a specific sector. The programme focuses on employability skills to help move young people into a job after the course. With programmes running in a number of sectors - including retail, construction, logistics and hospitality – young people spend time training on the job and gain valuable work experience in their chosen sector.

In order to give the young person the best chance of getting a job after the programme, courses are run in sectors where jobs are most likely to be available. 

Enterprise programme works with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we're with the young people every step of the way. Our business training will give a taste of what young people need to know and do to start their own business. One-to-one support will help explore and test their idea and turn it into a business plan. There is also an opportunity to apply for low interest finance of £500 to £5000 to help start their business. If business is not the right path, mentoring is provided to help young people access other opportunities in education, training, work or volunteering

Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at or on 0800 842 842.