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The Prince's Trust

10 June 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The Trust offers development programmes, training, business start-up assistance, advice, counselling and workshops to young people aged up to 30 in the UK.

Fund Information

Funding body:
The Prince's Trust
Maximum value:
£ 5,000
Application deadline:
None specified


The Prince's Trust helps young people to overcome barriers and get their lives back on track.  Through practical support, including training, mentoring and financial assistance, it helps those aged up to 30 to realise their potential and transform their lives.

The Trust focuses its efforts on young people who:

  • Are long-term unemployed.
  • Are in, or are leaving care.
  • Struggle at school.
  • Have been in trouble with the law.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the Trust is to provide practical and financial support to young people in the UK that are not in work, education or training. The scheme helps develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.

Value Notes

A range of support is offered, including loans where applicable.

Who Can Apply

The Prince's Trust programmes are available to individuals in the UK, aged up to 30.  The Trust has four target groups within this age range.  Programmes are available to people that fall within the following groups:

  • Young people under-achieving in education.
  • Young people leaving care.
  • Young offenders and ex-offenders.
  • Unemployed young people.


United Kingdom.

How To Apply

This is a rolling programme.

Applications can be made at any time.

Initial applications for all programmes must be made via an online enquiry form at the Trust's website

Useful documents & links

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    The Prince's Trust
    Prince's Trust House
    9 Eldon Street
    EC2M 7LS
    Tel: 0800 842 842

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