The Prince’s Trust is the UK’s leading youth charity offering 14 – 30 year olds opportunities to develop confidence, learn new skills, get into work and start businesses. The Prince’s Trust targets people who are unemployed or facing barriers in life.
across all regions and countries of the UK. These are:
The Enterprise Programme
This programme aims to support 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 employment.
The Enterprise Programme operates throughout the UK. In Scotland the programme is delivered in partnership with the sister charity of The Trust, Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust (PSYBT).
The age range is 18-30 for the Enterprise Programme.
Team is a full-time 12-week programme of personal development. Teams of about 12 to 15 people take part in a challenging programme which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills and enable unemployed Team members to move into employment, education or training. During the 12 weeks, they uncover hidden talents; assume some responsibility for tasks; develop team-working and communication skills; gain awareness of their local community and how they can contribute to it; and gain nationally recognised qualifications.
The age range is 16-25 for the Team programme.
Get into aims to give young people who are work-ready but do not have vocational skills, a mixture of practical training and experience that will enable them to move into a sustainable job in a specific sector.
The programme is flexible so that it can be delivered according to the sector in which it operates and the partners and employers involved. Courses vary in length from between two and six weeks and comprise of a taster day; employability skills training; vocational skills training in a particular sector; work experience (if relevant to the sector); and six months follow up support.
The age range is 16-25 for the Get into programme.
Get Started engages young people through sport and arts to develop their skills, confidence and motivation. Each Get Started course is designed according to the specific theme and is delivered with expert partners. Courses are based on practical activities and can include accreditation.
The programme is on average five days long, delivered in both full-time and part-time formats and comprises of a taster day to find out about the programme; activities based around a particular theme; a challenge event to put what has been learnt into practice; next steps and action planning for after the programme; final celebration event to recognise achievement and three months follow up support.
The age range is 16-25 for the Get Started programme.
Development Awards are small grants of up to £500 to help young people to overcome barriers to accessing education, training or work.
Young people get one-to-one support and guidance from the network of volunteer awards assessors to plan their next steps before receiving the grant to ensure it has the best outcome for them.