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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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For over 40 years The Prince’s Trust has been helping young people turn their lives around, but our mission still remains the same. We believe every young person should have the chance to succeed which is why we help disadvantaged young people in the UK to 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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  • Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/business

    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: www.princes-trust.org.uk/enterprise

  • Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/fairbridge

    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: www.princes-trust.org.uk/fairbridge

  • Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/team

    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: www.princes-trust.org.uk/team

  • Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/achieve

    Our new education programme, Achieve, is a personal development course for 13 to 19-year-olds who are at risk of underachievement or exclusion. Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/achieve

  • Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/getinto

    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: www.princes-trust.org.uk/getinto

  • Find out more: www.princes-trust.org.uk/getstarted

    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: www.princes-trust.org.uk/getstarted

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 - even giving them the opportunity to sell their products through Tomorrow's Store, our new online retail site packed with original gifts created by the innovative young entrepreneurs we've supported through our Enterprise programme.  

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 and three in four young people on our programmes achieve a positive outcome. This figure will be supported by The Trust acquiring a very special birthday present in its 40th year; in the form of mentoring initiative Mosaic. It offers accredited mentoring programmes in schools; creating opportunities for 9 to 30-year-olds who are growing up in our most deprived communities. 

Our activities are delivered throughout the UK via a network of regional offices and centres in major cities. 

As well as our dedicated team of staff, our programmes are supported by more than 9,000 volunteers and secondees. 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.

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.

Whether you've helped raise funds, worked with our young people or taken part in one of our programmes, you're an important #partofPT. Share your experience to help us inspire others. 

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  • Digital skills are becoming increasingly important for young people. Our new independent research, supported by Samsung and conducted by The London School of Economics and Political Science, shows that the hardest to reach are being left behind.

  • A generation of young lives could have been very different without your support. Together we can support young people facing the toughest of issues, such as homelessness, abuse, mental health problems or if they have been in trouble with the law.

  • What would you do if X Factor judge and singer Cheryl presented you with an award? This is what happened to Adrian Maddocks, our Samsung Young Achiever winner, at our North East Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success awards last year.

  • Get ready to #ChooseYourNextStep! We have free, local courses for 13 to 30-year-olds no matter what your background. Learn new skills, meet new people and find work, education or training opportunities with The Prince’s Trust.

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

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  • Celebrate Success 2017

    Celebrate Success

    The Prince's Trust and TK Maxx & HomeSense Celebrate Success Awards will take place in March 2017 where we'll recognise and reward the young people with the most outstanding and inspirational stories from across the UK.

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  • Together We Can

    Heart-breaking or heart-warming?

    A generation of young lives could have been very different without your support. Together we can support young people facing the toughest of issues, such as homelessness, abuse, mental health problems or if they have been in trouble with the law. We can transform these young lives by helping them into work, education or training. Show your support with #TogetherWeCan

    How to get involved
  • Youth Index 2017

    Youth Index 2017

    Our Macquarie Youth Index warns that more than a quarter of young people (28%) don’t feel in control of their lives, with concerns about job prospects, self-confidence and recent political events playing on young minds. The eighth index – based on a survey of 2,215 young people aged 16 to 25 – reveals that many young people are feeling trapped by their circumstances, with almost a fifth (18%) saying they don’t believe they can change their circumstances if they want to.

    Read the report