The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives.
We give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. We supports 13 to 30 year old's who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed, are at risk of exclusion or have been in trouble with the law. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or are socially isolated.
We have helped more than 750,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people we helped last year moved into work, education or training.
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.
The Trust has become the UK's leading youth charity, offering a range of opportunities including training, personal development, business start up support, mentoring and advice.
The Prince's Trust was founded in 1976 by The Prince of Wales. Having completed his duty in the Royal Navy, His Royal Highness became dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK, and began The Trust to deliver on that commitment. In 2011, The Trust merged with another youth charity, Fairbridge, extending the reach of its programmes, through a network of Prince's Trust centres
The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.
Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.
Prince's Trust centres currently offer the Fairbridge programme which is an individually tailored personal development programme combining one-to-one support and group activities. Originally Fairbridge in Edinburgh, we became part of The Prince's Trust in 2011. We work with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
If you're aged 13 to 25 and live near one of our 18 Prince's Trust Centres, then the Fairbridge programme could be for you. With one-to-one support as well as group activities, our dedicated staff will support you to stabilise your life and build the skills you need to move forward.