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Development Awards

Support to help you achieve your goals

The Prince’s Trust Development Awards are small, fast-access grants to support those aged 16-30 to progress into education, training or employment.

Our current Development Awards offer

Development Awards can help to cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to help you achieve your goals. We can offer up to £250 per young person, and up to £500 if that young person is a care leaver.

These awards can be granted for things such as:

  • Course materials, such as books, equipment etc

  • SIA Cards

  • Funding for courses

  • ID, such as passports or driving licenses

  • Travel cards

  • Clothing for work or interviews

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Aged 16-30 and living in the UK

  • Studying less than 14 hours a week or not in compulsory education

  • Unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week

Interim Transport Offer

We are offering free 28-day bus passes to Care Leavers, based in Greater Manchester, aged between 21-25.

To apply, please reach out to your local Care Leaving Team to make the application on your behalf. These bus passes are available to support you moving into education, employment or training.

Interim Wi-Fi Offer

If you are aged 16-30, we are offering to provide a grant for pre-paid Wi-Fi dongles, so you can continue to access your education and your support networks throughout Covid-19, without impacting your phone’s data limit.

If you do not have Wi-Fi at home, or are struggling with your current allowance to reach out to others when you’re in need of support, we can provide these dongles directly to your home address, and provide top-ups on a monthly basis when required.

Computing Equipment Offer

If you are struggling to access our Prince’s Trust courses online as you do not currently have a computer at home, we are offering to provide a grant for tablets and laptops to support you in engaging in education, courses and training.

If you are currently in education and struggling to access your education online due to lack of equipment as a result of education moving online, we can also support you with a grant for a laptop/tablet to continue your engagement.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Aged 16-30, not in education, training or employment and need support getting into programmes offered by The Prince’s Trust

  • Or aged 16-30, part of a ‘specialist group’ and require computing equipment for education/a course you have already enrolled on, or looking to enrol on.

How to apply

To enquire about your eligibility for one of the above Development Awards, or to refer a young person, please contact us by emailing

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