The Prince’s Trust was launched in 1976 by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to provide the UK’s most disadvantaged young people with an alternative to a life of hardship. Those helped are often suffering a crisis in self-esteem and tremendous barriers, such as depression or anxiety, living with a disability, growing up in care, or leaving prison. The Trust’s programmes give them the means and inspiration to stabilise their circumstances and achieve independence through education, employment, or even by starting their own business.
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has made a grant of £5 million to transform the life chances of thousands of vulnerable young people in Bristol and the South West, as our Lead Patron in the region. The Prince’s Trust is deeply grateful for this exceptional support, which is vital to our UK-wide expansion plans to help one million young people in the next decade.