The Prince's Trust supports 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.
Many of the young people we help are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
Our programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
The Prince's Trust Football Initiative is a long term partnership with the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Premier League which was launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1997.
The Prince’s Trust first started working with football clubs when it realised that the young people it needed to help the most lived in the same inner city areas where many clubs were located. 2012 marks the 15 year anniversary of the Football Initiative, which is one of the longest-standing projects of its kind.
The Professional Footballers’ Association and Premier League's continued support, along with over 65 professional football clubs, has enabled the Trust to help over 18,000 young people through football.
This relationship with football is at the heart of The Prince’s Trust strategy in helping young people change their lives.
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