The Prince's Trust is a UK charity that provides practical support including training, mentoring and financial assistance, to 14-30 year olds. They only help those who've struggled at school, been in care, been in trouble with the law, or are long-term unemployed. The president of the Prince's Trust is HRH the Prince of Wales.
Supporting young people
The Prince's Trust runs the following programmes:
- The Business Programme provides money and support to help people start up in business.
- The Team Programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
- Get Intos are short courses offering training and experience in a specific sector to help young people get a job.
- Development Awards are small grants to enable people to access education, training or work.
- Community Cash Awards are grants to help young people set up a project that will benefit their community.
|1976| The Prince of Wales launches the charity
|1982| First fund-raising concert
|1986| The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert in Wembley Arena to celebrate first 10 years of the Trust
|1988| £40 million appeal is launched for The Prince's 40th birthday year
|1990| The Prince's Trust Volunteers programme launched
|1996| First rock concert in Hyde Park
|1999| Trust charities are brought together as The Prince's Trust. This is recognised by the Queen at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace, when she grants it a Royal Charter
|2000| The Trust is devolved. Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and each of the English regions now has it own Director and Council
|2003| The 10,000th Development Award
Volunteers programme renamed Team programme
|2006| The Prince's Trust turns 30 with a 30th Birthday concert at the Tower of London, an ITV documentary, The Prince of Wales: Up Close, a live televised event on ITV, hosted by Ant & Dec and featuring the first interview with all three princes - Prince Charles, Prince Williamand Prince Harry. The headliner stars were Annie Lennox, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink, Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb and McFly who performed The Boys Are Back in Town. The show ended with a performance by Lionel Richie }}
- Martina Milburn, Chief Executive
- Sir Fred Goodwin, Chairman
- The Prince's Trust official web site