25 Facts About Prince's Trust


Prince's Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by King Charles III, to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track.

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Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

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In 1999, the numerous Trust charities were brought together as the Prince's Trust and was acknowledged by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace where she granted it a Royal Charter.

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In 2015, Prince's Trust International was launched to collaborate with other charities and organisations in other countries to help young people in those countries.

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Prince's Trust is one of the most successful funding organisations in the UK and the UK's leading youth charity, having helped over 950,000 young people turn their lives around, created 125,000 entrepreneurs and given business support to 395,000 people in the UK.

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In 2019, the Prince's Trust signed a partnership with HM Department of Health and Social Care to support 10,000 young people into Health and Social Care jobs.

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Prince's Trust has its primary objective defined in its Royal Charter as follows:.

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Charles III founded the Prince's Trust and is its president, a figurehead position with no legal responsibility.

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The Prince's Trust Council are the trustees of the charity and are legally responsible for management, administration and deciding policy.

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In 2019 the Prince's Trust employed 1241 people including 1106 people who worked in charitable purposes and support, and 235 in fundraising.

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Chief Executive of the Prince's Trust Group is Martina Milburn who joined the organisation in 2004.

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In 2017, the Prince's Trust recruited Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher as the charity's first Digital Celebrity Ambassadors, following the great support they had given following their attendance at our Celebrate Success Awards.

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In 2019, Prince's Trust International operated in Barbados, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Malta and Pakistan.

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The Prince's Trust is one of the 100 largest charities in the UK ranked by expenditure.

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Prince's Trust has helped 86,845 young people to set up in business since 1983.

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Prince's Trust offers Enterprise Online, to enable 18 to 30-year-olds to explore becoming their own boss, learning at their own pace with dedicated support along the way.

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The Prince's Trust employs fundraisers with "proven sales experience" to persuade employers to pay for their employees to go on the Prince's Trust Team Course.

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In 2017, The Prince's Trust launched Employability Online, to enable 18 to 30-year-olds to gain the essential skills they need to secure the job they want.

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Prince's Trust left his money to the Prince's Trust, with the request that the income was used to help young people become established in farming.

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Prince's Trust celebrates the achievements of young people each year through its Prince's Trust Awards.

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Previously much of the EU money for the Prince's Trust came from the European Social Fund and could only be spent to help young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training.

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Prince's Trust still has some fundraising events, including a Rock Gala that aired on 25 December 2010 on DirecTV.

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In 2012, the Prince's Trust was one of the main beneficiaries of Bob Finch and Michael Holland's Oil Aid.

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Since establishing in 1976, the Prince's Trust has helped over 950,000 young people turn their lives around in the UK through money and advice from the charity and returned £1.

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Additionally, the Prince's Trust has help start about 90,000 businesses in other countries since going internationally.

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