The Prince’s Trust

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track.

We support 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment through underachieving in education.  Our programmes develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work,  education or training.

Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training, and we could not achieve this without the valued support of our 6,000 volunteers.

The Enterprise programme

The Enterprise Programme supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them.  It is for people who:

  • Have a business idea they want help to explore
  • Are aged 18-30
  • Are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week
  • Live in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland

Depending on the outcome of this process, the programme can then offer mentoring support and, for those that really need it, financial support to start a business or mentoring support to secure goals in employment, education or training.

Volunteering as a mentor
Business Mentors provide mentoring support to young people with a viable business idea. This role is about guidance and helping the young people to develop their businesses whilst also building their confidence and skills.

A limited number of opportunities are available in selected areas. All volunteers must commit to support The Prince’s Trust for 24 months or longer and provide 2-4 hours per month per young person. You will receive full training and ongoing support by The Trust for this role.

Find out more about the Enterprise programme or becoming a mentor.

The Prince’s Trust


18 Park Square East

T: 0800 842842

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