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  • Education and Young People

    The Prince's Trust

  • The Prince's Trust
You can see how it is possible to turn young people's lives around and give them self confidence, self worth and self esteem.
HRH The Prince of Wales

At The Prince’s Trust, we believe every young person should have the chance to succeed.

Our mission is to help disadvantaged young people in the UK to change their lives and get into work, education or training. We support young people aged 13 to 30 who are unemployed and those struggling at school.

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 clubs in schools give young people the opportunity to take responsibility for their learning and help them to achieve in education.

Our personal development programmes give vulnerable young people the practical support needed to boost their confidence and skills and stabilise their lives.

We also help disadvantaged young people to develop the skills they need to get a job or start their own business.

The Trust was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976 and since then we have helped more than 750,000 young people to turn their lives around.

This year alone we’ll support 56,000 young people – 100 more each day. Three in four young people on our programmes achieve a positive outcome. Our activities are delivered throughout the UK via a network of regional offices and 18 Prince’s Trust centres in major cities.

As well as our dedicated team of staff, our programmes are supported by more than 6,000 volunteers. We have more than 1,200 operational and strategic partners including schools and FE colleges, the Fire Service, the Police Service and the Armed Forces.

We also work with more than 65 professional football clubs and other organisations related to cricket, rugby, tennis, sailing and other outdoor activities.

As the UK’s leading youth charity, we need to raise more than £1 million each week to continue our vital work. We achieve this through the committed support of our partners in the public and private sector.

We also run an annual programme of fundraising concerts and events, adventure challenges and our popular Palace to Palace cycle rides.

With youth unemployment recently reaching a record high, we believe our support for young people is more important than ever.


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    The Enterprise programme for young people interested in self-employment to explore and test their ideas, write plans and start their own business. To find out more visit

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    Fairbridge is an individually tailored personal development programme combining one-to-one support and group activities, delivered by staff in our 15 centres across the UK. Find out more

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    Team is a 12-week programme of personal development training. It re-engages young people, helping them to think about their futures. In many cases it changes their lives. Find out more

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    xl is a personal development programme aimed at young people aged 13-19 at risk of underachievement or exclusion from school. It is offered through 1000 clubs in over 500 schools and colleges in the UK. Find out more

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    Get into are short courses that develop young people’s skills in a specific sector and support them into jobs. Get into programmes are developed and run with employers. Find out more

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    Get Started are short courses that engage and develop young people through sport or the arts and support them into further education, training or employment. Find out more


  • The Prince's Tomorrow's Store, supported by RBS, is entirely stocked by young entrepreneurs who have been helped by The Trust. All profits will be reinvested to help more disadvantaged young people into work.

  • Rowan Atkinson, Joan Rivers and Miranda Hart were among the comedians who performed for TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at The Prince's Trust comedy gala 2012 - We Are Most Amused supported by Novae.

  • HRH The Prince of Wales visited the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince's Trust to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.

  • World renowned body painter helps to highlight the plight of more than a million 18 to 24 year-olds who are out of work, in an advertising campaign that will appear around the country.

  • Well done to the 12 Prince's Trust young people who attended a special event on board Cunard's Queen Victoria, to meet Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.

Case study

Shaun McPherson

Shaun was regularly told as a child that he would amount to nothing. With support from The Prince’s Trust however he has turned his life around and is now inspiring hundreds of other young people by sharing his story.

Shaun was regularly told as a child that he would amount to nothing. With support from The Prince’s Trust however he has turned his life around and is now inspiring hundreds of other young people by sharing his story.Born into an abusive family environment, the odds were stacked against Shaun, 30, from High Wycombe, from an early age. Diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and severe behaviour problems, he’d been in and out of several schools and excluded three times by the time he was 15…

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  • The Prince's Trust shop: Tomorrow's Store

    Featuring a diverse range of merchandise, from jewellery and clothing, to homewares and stationery, Tomorrow's Store provides the perfect pit-stop for design-led gifts in the heart of the City of London.

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  • 10 Exceptional years of Celebrate Success

    Celebrate Success awards

    Now in its 10th year, The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success awards have celebrated the achievements of over 2,400 young people who have battled against the odds and worked incredibly hard to improve their lives.

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