When me and my team did the Channel Swim we raised £3,000 for Surf-Lifesaving GB and Children’s Hospice’s UK. This time I’m going to be raising money for The Prince’s Trust which gives young men and women a helping hand to gain confidence, new skills and hopefully get into work. Here’s a bit more about some of the brilliant work the Prince’s Trust does:
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.
We address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
Programmes to support young people
We run programmes that encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves – helping them build the life they choose rather than the one they’ve ended up with:
- The Enterprise Programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business.
- The Team Programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
- Get intos are short courses offering intensive training and experience in a specific sector to help young people get a job.
- Development Awards are small grants to enable young people to access education, training or work.
- Community Cash Awards are grants to help young people set up a project that will benefit their community.
- xl clubs give 14-16 year olds who are at risk of truanting, exclusion and underachievement a say in their education. They aim to improve attendance, motivation and social skills.
Here’s a link to the Princes’s Trust website:http://princes-trust.org.uk/default.aspx