At Alpha House, we are committed to supporting young people to embrace opportunities through jobs, education and training, irrespective of their background. We therefore directly support the incredible work of the Prince’s Trust.
After completing his Royal Navy duty in 1976, HM King Charles III formed The Prince’s Trust – a charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people in the UK by helping them to build their confidence, skills, and employment prospects. The then Prince of Wales used his severance pay – £7,400 – to fund a series of 21 initiatives, and The Trust was born.
In September 2020, 44 years later, The Trust passed the significant milestone of helping its one millionth young person in the UK.
The charity particularly supports young people aged 11-30 who are currently unemployed, struggling at school or at risk of exclusion.
Our CEO is a long-standing member of the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship. This is a community of patrons and entrepreneurs passionate about inspiring the next generation to set up their own businesses by passing on their experience and expertise.
This incredible program has supported over 90,000 aspiring entrepreneurs to find self-employment. It’s success is proven with over 73% of the young entrepreneurs who received start-up support from The Trust still running their businesses three years later.
As part of this, Meryl provides mentoring for young entrepreneurs.
We’re proud to support His Majesty’s charity and the young people it has supported over the years. God save The King!