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Why we’re here

Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.

What we do

We address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.

Our programmes

We run programmes that encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves – helping them build the life they choose rather than the one they’ve ended up with:

  • The Enterprise Programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business.
  • The Team Programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
  • Get intos are short courses offering intensive training and experience in a specific sector to help young people get a job.
  • Development Awards are small grants to enable young people to access education, training or work.
  • xl clubs give 13-19 year olds who are at risk of truanting, exclusion and underachievement a say in their education. They aim to improve attendance, motivation and social skills.

Who we help

The Prince’s Trust offers support to young people aged 13 to 30, and we have four key target groups:

  •     Long-term unemployed young people
  •     Young people underachieving in education
  •     Young people leaving care
  •     Young offenders and ex-offenders