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Prince's Trust

​The Jersey Youth Service is the delivery partner for the Prince's Trust Programmes In Jersey and delivers the programmes as below.

Get started

The Prince's Trust runs short courses called Get Started.

They include sport, music and creative arts. The courses will help you develop new skills, build your confidence and have fun.

Who it's for

Get Started is for Jersey residents aged 16-25 who are unemployed.

Course content

You get an intensive week of activities run by professional tutors. This could be in football, music and many more areas. Click one of the links on the right to see what’s running in your region as new courses are being developed all the time.

Why do it

There's lots of benefits including:

  • training from qualified professionals
  • the chance to develop new skills, confidence and motivation
  • the chance to gain a qualification or certificates
  • opportunities to make new friends
  • get help and support after the course is over


The courses are free.

What you need to know before starting 

Nothing. You will meet our staff before the course starts and can ask questions to help you decide whether it’s right for you.

How to apply

Call Simon on +44 (0) 1534 280514 or Jo on +44 (0) 1534 280513

Email Simon Bell

Email Jo Dove

Team programme

The team programme is for anyone not in employment, education, or training. It is free to join and does not affect Jobseeker's Allowance. It is ideal for people who feel that a lack of confidence or qualifications are holding them back.

What you need to know

  • you will be part of a team of 14 people for 12 weeks
  • take on community projects of your choosing
  • have an action-packed residential week
  • get two weeks work experience

Why do it

  • you will learn practical skills that help you in a job and in life
  • belief in what you can accomplish
  • career advice and help with job-hunting and your CV
  • the chance to make a difference in your community
  • a nationally recognised qualification
  • improved chances of moving into a job, education or training

How to apply

Contact Simon on +44 (0) 1534 280514 or Jo on +44 (0) 1534 280513

Email Simon Bell

Email Jo Dove

Development awards

Development Awards are cash grants of up to £500 (award averages vary locally according to funding)  to help young people get into education, training or employment. 

Who they're for

Jersey residents aged 16-25 who are not in education, training or employment.

Application process

Eligible young people are invited to meet face to face with a Prince’s Trust Awards Assessor to discuss their Award and to fill out an application which will then be sent to a Prince’s Trust Awards panel for a decision. The whole process can take up to 6 weeks so applications should be made well in advance, if possible.

Examples of what can be funded include:

  • tools or equipment for a job or qualification eg hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef's whites
  • course fees
  • interview clothes
  • license fees eg 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

The following cannot be funded:

  • retrospective grants
  • gap year or overseas projects
  • medical treatment
  • course fees that are far above the £500 funding limit
  • costs associated with NVQ Level 4, HNC, HND, degree or post-grad courses or courses of an equivalent level

Key facts:

  • approximately 5000 young people receive Development Awards each year
  • 80% of Award recipients are in sustained employment, education or training (measured 3 months post Award)

How to apply

Contact telephone +44 (0) 1534 280516

Email Emily Pinel

For Youth Enquiry Service opening times visit the website

Prince's Trust Achieve

Prince's Trust Achieve clubs operate in schools, as well as outside the mainstream centres.

To find out more about Achieve clubs in Jersey contact Nathan on +44 (0) 1534 280508

Email Nathan Le Mottee

Prince’s Trust website​​

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