The Prince’s Trust Development Awards targets young people aged 14-25 who are unemployed/underemployed, left education with less than 5 standard grades between level 1 and 3, are in or leaving care or may be offenders or ex-offenders.
Examples of what can be funded include:
- tools or equipment for a job or qualification e.g. hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef’s whites,
- course fees,
- interview clothes,
- license fees e.g. CSCS card (construction) or SIA license (security),
- childcare costs to help single parents access short term education,
- transport to a new job until first pay cheque.
Every payment is made to a third party – whether it is a college, driving school or training company.
How does The Princes Trust know the award is needed?
Any successful applicants will have gone through an assessment process that consists of trained volunteers or staff meeting the young person on a one to one basis to demonstrate proof of costing and supporting evidence such as a college acceptance letter.
What geographical area is covered?
Princes Trust Development Awards are administered throughout Scotland and are available to any eligible young person no matter their location.