What we do
The Prince's Trust changes young lives.
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.
We address this by giving practical and financial support to the
young people who need it most. We help develop key skills,
confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work,
education or training.
The Trust was established in 1976, you can read about our history here.
How we do it
We are proud to support young people
directly and via our delivery partners and volunteers. Aspects of
our services includes funds, management, support, high quality
training tools and evaluation. A big part of our work is fundraising. Seventy per cent of our income comes
from the private sector, putting us in a strong position to
withstand the challenges of the current economic climate. We
have designed our own fundraising training to make sure we
keep on getting great results.
We are also called upon to advise and influence
government policy and raise awareness of young people’s issues
through the strength of our brand and the media.
Whether you are an administrator, a fundraiser, a
marketeer, an IT expert or a professional, you can expect to be
part of a hard-working, committed team that is making a vital
We provide these services from our offices throughout England,
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Since merging with Fairbridge, we have 15 delivery centres, even
more opportunities for staff and the resources to help a massive
50,000 young people this year.
Keeping young people safe
Finally, and most importantly, we believe in
always protecting vulnerable young people. That means extensive
vetting is carried out before you start working with us. If you
will be working unsupervised with young people, we check your
details against police and government records. And when you’re a
member of staff, you will need to know our safeguarding
It makes me proud to work for a wonderful
organisation, whose work changes the lives of so many young people
on a daily basis.
- Graham Ball, Regional Director,
East of England