The Prince’s Trust Development Award Grants provides training, mentoring and financial support to enable young people and young adults aged 14-25 who want to improve their skills or get into work.
Applicants may be eligible if they are a UK resident (and based in the UK) and are:
o Aged 16 to 30.
o No longer in compulsory education if aged 16 to 17, or
o Unemployed if aged 18 to 30, working less than 16 hours per week or in education for less than 14 hours per week.
Grants of up to £500 are available. There is no requirement for match funding.
A Prince’s Trust volunteer will also support the young person in setting goals, making decisions and finding other programmes or support.
Some examples of the type of thing that can be funded include (please note this is not an exclusive list):
o Childcare costs to help single parents access short term education.
o Transport to a new job until first pay cheque.
o Tools or equipment for a job or qualification (for example, hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef’s whites).
o Course fees.
o Interview clothes.
Funding is not available for:
o Gap year or overseas projects, or
o University course fees and related costs (including; NVQ, level 4, HNC, HND, degree, post graduate courses or courses of an equivalent level).
Applications may be made at any time and take approximately two months to process.
Further information about the Prince’s Trust Development Awards programme can be found on the Trust’s website.