Grants up to £500 to help individuals in the UK who are aged 16-30 access education, training and work

The Prince’s Trust‘s Development Award grants offer financial and practical support to young people aged 16-30 years old who want to improve their skills or get into work.

Grants up to £500 are available. There is no match funding requirement. A Prince’s Trust volunteer will also be assigned to each successful applicant to help them set goals, make informed decisions and find other programmes or support.

Applicants may be eligible if they are a UK resident and are:

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

Examples of the type of activity that can be funded under the scheme include (this is not an exclusive list):

o Tools or equipment for a job or qualification, for example: hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef’s whites;
o Course fees;
o Childcare costs to help single parents access short term education; or
o Transport to a new job until first pay cheque.

Funding is not available for:

o Organisations;
o Gap year or overseas projects; or
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.

Further information about the scheme can be found on the Prince’s Trust website.

Contact details for the Trust are:

The Prince’s Trust
Prince’s Trust House
9 Eldon Street
Tel: 0800 842 842