Prince's Trust Scotland


Youth unemployment is a devastating issue for the young people and communities affected. However, putting an end to youth unemployment is possible. The Prince’s Trust in Scotland helps thousands of young people every year to achieve the success and the future they deserve. By supporting them get back into education, find jobs and start their own businesses, we will continue to work with young people until we are no longer needed, helping them realise what they are capable and supporting them to achieve it. We work hard to ensure they don’t just have a job, but a future they can look forward to.

Young people are inspiring and innovative. We encourage and support enterprising young people to start their own businesses. We help young people interested in self employment to explore and test their ideas, write plans and start their own businesses.

As direct employment opportunities are more limited we support young people who want to achieve their full potential through running their own successful business. We provide start up services such as mentoring for which our volunteers are essential. We provide start up finance to support young entrepreneurs with their first steps into business. We provide funding and support to young businesses which demonstrate the potential for further business growth and build their capacity to be employers of the future.

Key Facts

  • The Prince’s Trust helps young people get into education, jobs and to start up businesses.This year we will support 9000 young people.This year we will engage 1800 young people who are interested in enterprise.
  • This year we will support young entrepreneurs to set up 800 businesses from Orkney and Shetland across Scotland to the Scottish Borders.
  • In 2015 we will be opening The Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre in Glasgow, set to become the biggest youth employability and enterprise hub in the country.


Find Online:


Twitter: @PrincesTrustSco

Facebook:  PrincesTrustScotland


Key Contact:

Scott MacFarlane

Senior Head of Enterprise & Employment

The Prince's Trust Scotland

Tel: 0141 204 4409 

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