The Prince's Trust
The Prince’s Trust offers a range of programmes for vulnerable young people aged 13-30 who are struggling in education or unemployed. Many of the young people we support are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
We offer free programmes that provide young people with the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation.
The Prince’s Trust activities
Delivered directly by the Prince’s Trust:
Our Fairbridge programme offers young people aged 16-25 a mix of group activities and one-to-one support to develop the skills and confidence needed to move forward.
Starting with a five-day Access course, young people get the chance to do outdoor adventurous activities, as well as take part in a residential trip. Once the Access course is complete, they can choose from lots of follow-on activities from sports to drama and photography to cooking. We’ll work with each young person to help reach their goals.
2. Get Started
For young people aged 16-25 and out of work, education or training, Get Started will give young people the chance to take part in a week of activities with help from inspirational experts. Working with partners including the Premier League, ASOS and Sony, they work towards a group challenge while developing their skills and confidence. As with all Prince’s Trust programmes, it’s completely free and won’t affect Jobseeker’s Allowance. We’ll even throw in lunch and cover travel expenses.
We wrap up the course by celebrating everything the group have achieved with a special event.
3. Get Into
Our Get into programme for 16 to 25-year-olds give young people the experience and training needed to move into a job.
With programmes running in a number of sectors - including retail, construction, logistics and hospitality – young people spend time training on the job and gain valuable work experience in their chosen sector. We focus on core employability skills and provide pastoral support to help young people move into a job after the course.
4. Enterprise Programme
The Enterprise Programme supports young people aged 18 to 30, living in the UK and unemployed, to explore their business idea.
It starts with an informations session followed by a four-day interactive workshop where young people are taught everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax.
After this, the young people decide whether self-employment is right for them. If it is, we support each young person to plan and test their idea and give them the opportunity to apply for funding. Once they've launched their business, we'll provide them with an experienced business mentor who will be on hand to share advice every step of the way - for up to two years.
Delivered by local partners:
Delivered by local further education colleges, Team is a 12-week personal development programme, which offers 16-25 year olds the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people. Each group of young people:
• Take on their own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where they live
• Take part in an action packed residential trip
• Get two weeks’ work experience in something they’re interested in
• Develop English and Maths skills
As part of the course, we also spend some time developing interview and CV skills to ensure each young person is confident when taking the next step.
For information on where Team is delivered please get in touch via the Prince’s Trust website.
Delivered by local schools, youth centres, pupil referral units, and youth offender institutions, Achieve offers young people aged 13-19 the chance to try new activities, boost their confidence and gain a recognised Prince’s Trust qualification. Achieve modules include:
• Personal and social development
• Life skills
• Active citizenship
• Enterprise project
• Preparation for work
For information on where Achieve is delivered please get in touch via the Prince’s Trust website.
3. Mosaic Mentoring
With the support from trained volunteer mentors acting as role models, Mosaic programmes aim to bridge the aspirations-attainment gap by linking young people with inspirational role models and helping boost their confidence, self-efficacy and long-term employability.
Mosaic has 4 strands:
- Primary school mentoring (aged 9-11)
- Secondary school mentoring (aged 11-18)
- Enterprise Challenge (aged 11-16)
- Ex-offender programme (aged 18-30)
For information on where mosaic mentoring is delivered please get in touch via the Prince’s Trust website.