Date: Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 10:46am
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young
people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their
ambitions, so that they can move into work, education or training. Founded by
The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
The Trust has long supported military
personnel and bolstered this commitment last year by signing the Armed Forces
Covenant, pledging to help the employment prospects of people leaving the Armed
Forces. The charity has since progressed to the Covenant’s ‘Silver Award’ level
Many of the young people helped by The Trust
are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness, mental health
problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The charity is committed to
providing young people who are facing challenges in life with the practical and
financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem
and skills for work.
The programmes offered by The Trust can
benefit military families, including personnel who are actually serving, those
who are transitioning into civilian life or those who are related to or
dependent on them. Support can range from funding to buy a new recruit’s kit,
to helping a wounded veteran to get involved with leading our Team programmes
or start their own business, to enabling younger family members to get the most
from their education through our Achieve programme.
Programmes are delivered across the UK as well
as online, helping tens of thousands of young people to get to where they want
to be each year. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust
move into work, education or training.
The Trust is always looking for new ways to
engage with military partners and would welcome contact from anyone in the
Armed Forces Community who would like to explore relevant opportunities. To
find out more about The Trust and the range of programmes it offers, or to get
in touch about potential partnerships, search for ‘Prince’s Trust’ online.