The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust gives grants to young people aged 16-30 who have experienced difficulties at school, have been in trouble with the law, are long-term unemployed or have been in care. The charity runs a number of programmes to help these young people. It also provides grants to young people who are on one of these programmes.

Last updated on 22 March 2022

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible if you are a UK resident and are:

  • Aged 16 to 30
  • No longer in compulsory education if aged 16 to 17
  • Unemployed if aged 18 to 30, working less than 16 hours per week or in education for less than 14 hours per week.

See The Prince's Trust Website for more information.

We give Grants for:

  • Tools, equipment or uniforms for a job or qualification
  • Transport to a new job until your first pay slip
  • Job licence fees and identification cards
  • Accredited course fees up to Level 3 (A-level equivalent)

Grants can’t be used to fund:

  • Living expenses e.g. rent or bills
  • Costs for things that have already been paid for
  • Gap year or overseas projects
  • Community projects
  • Medical treatment
  • Fees for courses higher than Level 3, e.g. NVQ Level 4, HNC, HND, Degree or post-grad courses
  • Business start ups (If you're interested in starting your own business, see our Enterprise programme for more information)

How to apply?

You can fill out a form on the Prince's Trust website

They will usually reply within five working days.  

If you need assistance completing the form, you can call them on 0800 842 842 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. 

Other information

The Prince's Trust also provides support to 18 to 30 year olds with business start ups. See their enterprise programme for more information. 

Contact details

The Prince's Trust, The Prince's Trust House
9 Eldon St
Telephone: 0800 842 842

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