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The Prince’s Trust is a champion of young people, no matter what their background.

We create opportunities for vulnerable young people to thrive and support them to build their skills and confidence. We enable them to take responsibility for their lives and work towards a future they can be proud of. To do this, we support 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school or being excluded. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. Our programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Together, we can change young lives

Hundreds of thousands of young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. We focus our support on those who need it most.

Any young person who is either unemployed or an educational underachiever is eligible for Prince’s Trust support. Among the young people we help, we also help many who have significant additional needs and challenges, such as involvement in the care or criminal justice systems, homelessness or drug and alcohol abuse issues. Unemployed young people We provide personal development, training and work experience opportunities, helping young people build their skills, confidence and motivation and move on to employment. Education we know that struggling at school – either dropping out or failing to achieve recognised qualifications – is a major barrier to moving into a sustainable job. We work in partnership with schools and other providers to give young people tailored support so they can succeed in education, building a firm foundation for the future.



EXPLORE - An individually tailored personal development programme combining one-to-one support and group activities, delivered by dedicated staff.

What does it offer young people? Participants can: tailor the programme to their needs develop personal and social skills allowing them to take responsibility for, and learn from, their own actions and behaviour, access intensive one-to-one support, find support to work on their self-confidence and motivation, gain nationally recognised qualifications, access a wider network of opportunities. Who is eligible? Young people aged 16 to 25 who are disengaged, far away from reaching their potential, have chaotic lifestyles and are not aware of and/or unable to overcome problems in their lives.


GET STARTED - Short courses that engage young people through themes such as sport or the arts and support them into further education, training or employment.

What does it offer young people? Participants can: attend a taster day to see if the programme is right for them, enjoy fun activities, inspiring them to move on with their lives, get new skills and an accreditation, organise a final celebration where they gain recognition for what they have achieved, undertake a group challenge structured around the theme of the programme, receive follow up support from The Prince’s Trust for at least three months plus the opportunity to be matched to a mentor who will provide one-to-one support for six months. Who is eligible? Young people aged 16 to 25 who are not in education, employment or training.


DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - Cash awards to help young people tackle financial barriers that may be preventing them from accessing education, training or employment.

Development Awards can help to fund: > tools or equipment for a job or qualification e.g. hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef’s whites, course fees, interview clothes, license fees e.g. CSCS card (construction) or SIA license (security), childcare costs to help single parents access short-term education, transport to a new job until the young person’s first pay cheque.

Who is eligible? UK residents: aged 16 to 30 - no longer in compulsory education if aged 16 to 17, unemployed if aged 18 to 30, working less than 16 hours per week or in education for less than 14 hours per week


GET INTO HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE - Health and Social Care programmes work in partnership with employers including the NHS and those in the private sector who have current vacancies. Our programmes vary in length from the shorter Get Started which delivers role and sector specific employability and support through the application process right through to an interview for a live vacancy. The longer Get Into offers a placement opportunity for you to try the role and demonstrate your skills, these are primarily run with our NHS Hospital Trust partners for roles in local hospitals.


GET INTO - Short courses that develop young people’s skills, give them work experience in a specific sector and support them into jobs.

Get into programmes are developed and run with employers. Young people who are work-ready but lack vocational skills are given the opportunity to develop the relevant skills and work experience to enable them to move into a sustainable job in a specific sector of work.

What does it offer young people? Participants can: learn new skills and get practical work experience in a specific sector, where relevant, gain appropriate accreditation, improve their employability skills including writing a CV and getting interview experience, develop their soft skills and improve areas like teamwork and communication, organise a final celebration where they gain recognition for what they have achieved, access support to find a job at the end of the programme, receive follow up support from The Prince’s Trust for at least three months plus the opportunity to be matched to a mentor who will provide one-to-one support for six months. Who is eligible? Young people aged 16 to 30 who are unemployed.



ENTERPRISE- Support and funding to help young people explore and test their ideas, write plans and start their own business or achieve other goals.

The programme offers support in four stages: Information session A short session to explain the programme so young people can decide whether they want to take part. Explore Enterprise course Four days to learn about topics relevant to planning and running a business to help young people decide whether self-employment is right for them. Next Steps One-to-one sessions to support young people to think through, choose and plan their next step. Grants are available to help young people test their ideas. Mentoring and financial support young people can receive business start-up support and funding or progression mentoring to help improve their employability skills and access training, employment and volunteering opportunities

What does it offer young people? Participants can: explore and test their business ideas, meet other young people considering self-employment, develop their skills and gain a qualification, start their own business or achieve alternative goals in education, training, work or volunteering. Who is eligible? Young people aged 18 to 30 who: are unemployed, working fewer than 16 hours a week or in education less than 14 hours a week are interested in self-employment and have a business idea they want help to explore.


TEAM – a 12-week personal development programme, run and managed by over 100 partner organisations throughout the UK

Throughout the Team programme, young people experience a sense of achievement which inspires them to move forward with new confidence and ambition. The camaraderie of working in a team gives them purpose and helps them create new friendships. This allows them space to reconsider where they are going in their lives.

What does it offer young people? Participants can: achieve an accredited qualification, complete activities to develop their English and maths skills, uncover previously hidden talents and recognise their own strengths, boost confidence and motivation, improve personal skills, such as communication and teamwork, connect closely with their community through different projects. Who is eligible? Young people who are aged 16 to 25 and unemployed. Teams can also include people sponsored by their employers to join for 20 days, offering different perspectives, helping to break down barriers and share their skills. Employees also benefit from skills development throughout the course.