In March, beyond the scope of its Patron status, DDCAP committed to extend its partnership with The Prince’s Trust by donating to The Prince’s Trust Young People Relief Fund. Through their Covid-19 Young People Action Plan, The Prince’s Trust is continuing its work with some of the nation’s most vulnerable young people who are greatly impacted during this challenging and unprecedented time.
The Prince’s Trust recently contacted DDCAP to provide us with an update on the work our most recent support has helped to provide to young people at this time. Specifically,
- As of Friday 17 April, The Prince’s Trust had over 4,140 expressions of interest in its Enterprise Fund. This fund supports young people whose businesses are struggling to cope in the current climate by offering them funding to adapt their business, allowing them to produce masks, hand sanitisers and other essential goods. They are also offering grants to young people to ensure the long term sustainability of their businesses.
- The Prince’s Trust has had inquiries from over 1,000 young people nationwide in the space of one week which were supported by the Trust’s team of youth volunteers.
- The most popular type of support is 1:1, focusing on young people’s well-being, with over 500 young people accessing this support in the previous week. For many of these young people this is the only contact they had had with another person – a real lifeline.
- The majority of young people taking part in The Prince’s Trust group courses have been focused on employability skills and gaining access to work
DDCAP Group is, as ever, proud to be a Patron of The Prince’s Trust. For more information or to get involved, please visithttps://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can be there for young people in this time of crisis.