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Forty-five years ago, The Prince’s Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.

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Our mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.

1976

Established In

45+

Years of Service

1,000,000+

Young People Served

18+

Countries

Where We Work

Timeline

2016
2016

The Trust celebrates 40 years.

2020
2020

The Prince’s Trust reaches the incredible milestone of helping over a million people to transform their lives.

2020
2020

Prince’s Trust USA is established.

2019
2019

The Africa Advisory board for Prince’s Trust International is established, enabling the launch of our work on the continent.

2019
2019

HH The Aga Khan becomes the Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust.

2018
2018

The Prince’s Trust Group brings together all Prince’s Trust charities into a global network.

2018
2018

Prince’s Trust New Zealand is established.

2018
2018

Prince’s Trust Canada joins The Prince’s Trust family (formerly Prince’s Charities Canada).

2017
2017

Prince’s Trust Australia joins The Prince’s Trust family (formerly Prince’s Charities Australia).

2016
2016

Mosaic becomes part of The Prince’s Trust providing mentoring support for young people from disadvantaged communities, with particular focus on young Muslims.

1976
1976

With a backdrop of mass unemployment in the UK, and a feeling young people were being left behind, HRH The Prince of Wales uses his Navy severance pay of £7,600 to establish pilot projects for young people including lifeguard training for young offenders; the conversion of an old cricket pavilion for inspiring musicians and grants for unemployed young people.

2015
2015

Prince’s Trust International is launched by HRH The Prince of Wales at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta - the charity now delivers in 13 countries.

2011
2011

HRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit areas of London affected by violence and looting including Tottenham, Hackney, Lambeth and Croydon. The Prince’s Trust calls on business to help raise a further £1.5m to help young people affected by the violence.

2004
2004

The Trust launches the first ‘Celebrate Success’, a star-studded awards ceremony recognising the amazing achievements of The Trust’s young people. This is now an annual awards show, The Prince’s Trust Awards, hosted by iconic British TV presenters, and long-time trust supporters, Ant and Dec.

2004
2004

The Get Into programme is piloted in response to the need for young people to gain vocational skills and work experience. The Get Into programme has been supported by a number of top employers including the NHS, HSBC, Marks & Spencer and TK Maxx. The programme is now delivered in a number of countries overseas including Greece, India and Jamaica.

2003
2003

A ‘Fashion Rocks’ event at The Albert Hall raises £1.2m with performances from Beyonce, Robbie Williams and Duran Duran, alongside 12 of the world’s top fashion designers.

1999
1999

The Prince’s Trust as we know it today is consolidated. The charity is recognised by HM The Queen and given a Royal Charter.

1998
1998

School xl clubs are launched that seek to motivate young people at risk of falling out of mainstream education. The programme has since evolved in to the Achieve programme - outside of the UK, the programme is also now delivered in 7 other countries.

1985
1985

The foundation of the Team self-development programme is launched in Wales and today is delivered in countries from Barbados to Malaysia.

1983
1983

The Youth Business Initiative, now the Enterprise programme, is launched with unemployment at a 50-year high and in the wake of nine days of riots in Toxteth, Liverpool - the programme has so far supported over 86,000 entrepreneurs to start their own business.

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The story behind our success


3:4 young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

87c of every $1 donated to The Prince’s Trust is spent on The Trust’s charitable activities.

66% of young people have gone in to work, education or training since 2018.

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