The Prince’s Trust

The Wandsworth store held various fundraising events including a bake sale and charity bike ride to help raise £304 in support of The Prince’s Trust team programme held at South Thames College in London.

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.

Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 825,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.

The Facts

The Trust supported 56,077 young people last year. Of these, 40,075 were supported by The Trust for the first time and 16,002 were receiving ongoing support In 2014/15 we helped:

  • 9,134 young people at risk of exclusion from school through 1,021 programmes operating in 433 schools and centres across the UK
  • 10,711 young people through our 12-week personal development Team programme to help them gain key workplace skills and confidence
  • 8,682 joined the Enterprise programme for young people interested in self- employment to explore and test their ideas, write plans and start their own businesses or achieve alternative outcomes in education, training, volunteering or work. A further 7,299 young people were provided with ongoing mentor support as part of the Enterprise programme
  • 4,287 young people through the Fairbridge programme, an individually tailored personal development programme at centres across the country, combining one-to-one support and group activities
  • 6,024 through a range of Get into programmes, which provide young people with intensive training and experience across specific industries including construction, retail and hospitality
  • 2,657 through a range of Get Started programmes, which engage young people through such areas as sport and the arts, boosting self-esteem
  • 2,671 young people with Awards, providing basic financial support to help develop their skills and employability
  • 719 young people through a variety of local and other programmes

The Prince's Trust has helped more than 80,000 young people set up in business since 1983. More than 185,000 young people have joined our 12-week Team programme since its launch in 1990.

Since 1999 more than 90,000 14 to 16 year-olds have benefited from our xl programme, giving young people who are struggling at school and often at risk of exclusion the skills and confidence to succeed.