The Prince's Trust (England)

The Prince's Trust (England)

Who we help

There are more than one million young people in the UK not in education, employment or training. The Prince's Trust focuses its efforts on those people who need our help the most.

The Prince's Trust helps change young lives.


We have four key target groups:

Unemployed young people

A wealth of research indicates that lower educational attainment and lack of formal qualifications make it much more difficult to secure full-time employment.

To help those with few or no qualifications to build skills, confidence and find employment, we provide personal development opportunities.

To assist young people trying to move into a job, training or education - but lacking the money to do so - we give Development Awards

Young people underachieving in education

5.4% of 15 year olds in England leave school with no qualifications and nearly 25% have fewer than five GCSEs.

To combat school-related challenges such as truancy, exclusions and poor performance, we run xl clubs within 300 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.

The Prince's Trust does not run programmes exclusively for young offenders and ex-offenders, but we recognise the strength of our programmes to help them break the offending cycle and fulfil their aspirations.

Before a concert at Wembley Stadium IN jULY 1988, Michael meets the Prince of Wales and his wife Diana. He hands over a check for 150,000 pounds for The Prince's Trust.