The Princes Trust

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 of commitment.


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.  ​


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