Prince’s Trust Development Award Funding for 16-30s

Prince’s Trust has funding available for 16-30 year olds across Merseyside and Cheshire, to help young people facing financial barriers to access education, employment or training.

Development Awards are grants of around £150 per person, which can help applicants with a range of things including equipment, laptops, travel, uniforms etc. The young person must be in financial need and there must be a positive outcome such as a job or college course.


The applicant must be able to evidence their positive outcome, which could be a job interview, new job, college course, online course, apprenticeship or structured volunteering.

This funding aims to remove the financial barriers for the young person. Each application is assessed by us on a case-by-case basis, so please avoid making any promises to young people before funding is approved.

Examples of recently funded awards include:

  • Laptop for a college course
  • Bicycle for a young person to get to a new job
  • Uniform or equipment for a new job/college course
  • Clothing for a job interview
  • ID or DBS for a new job

There are certain things can’t be funded, such as hardship (household bills, food etc), petrol or taxi costs, childcare, SIA badges, one-day courses and anything that has already been paid for.

How to apply

To refer a young person for a Development Award, please call 0800 842 842 or email developmentawards-north@princes-trust.org.uk.

If you have any queries, you can email Paula Marshall directly at paula.marshall@princes-trust.org.uk.

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