The Prince's Trust
What we do
The Prince's Trust supports 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
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.
Many of the young people we help are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
Our programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
Who we help
Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. We focus our efforts on those people who need our help the most.
Unemployed young people
We provide personal development opportunities for those with few or no qualifications, helping them to build their skills, confidence and motivation, and move onto employment..
Young people underachieving in education
To combat school-related challenges such as truancy, exclusions and poor performance, we run xl clubs in schools across the UK.
Young people leaving care
Approximately 8,000 young people leave care more vulnerable than most. They are more likely to have no qualifications or low basic skills, or be unemployed or homeless.
Young offenders and ex-offenders
According to a Home Office survey, 3.95% of the 16-25 population have offended. Our progammes can help offenders and ex-offenders to break the offending cycle and fulfil their aspirations. In some regions and countries we run a leaving prison mentoring project