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  • Education and Young People

    The Prince's Trust

  • 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.
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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. This year alone we'll support 59,000 young people. Three in four young people on our programmes achieve a positive outcome.


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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:

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 825,000 young people to turn their lives around.

This year alone we'll support 59,000 young people. 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.


  • It doesn't have to be this way. #TogetherWeCan help them realise their potential and move into work, education, or training. Will you help us save young lives? Donate. Join in:

  • Having chosen to become an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, boxer David Haye took some time out of his training schedule to meet young people from our Team programme at his gym in Vauxhall.

  • Our Celebrate Success awards took place on 7th March 2015 at the London Palladium. Celebrities were out in force to support our amazing young people who were nominated for life-changing awards.

  • Congratulations to Callum Clements for winning the Novae Educational Achiever trophy at our Celebrate Success awards 2016!

  • We invited Joel Fields, our Samsung Young Achiever 2015 Celebrate Success winner, to the national finals at the London Palladium in March.

Case study

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

    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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  • Celebrate Success 2015-16

    Celebrate Success

    The Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success regional events took place at the end of 2015. Meet our winners:

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  • Together We Can

    Together We Can

    The Prince's Trust gives vulnerable young people the skills and confidence to stabilise their lives. We help them overcome barriers such as homelessness, poverty, offending and mental health problems. Together we can help young people towards the future they deserve - not the one they ended up with.

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