The Prince’s Trust today awarded HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Gold Patron status for its work with young people.
The youth charity thanked HMRC at Westminster Hall Library in Central Hall, for two decades of working with The Trust to help change disadvantaged young people’s lives.

The award celebrated the achievements of disadvantaged young people supported by HMRC and The Trust, who had improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.

Lin Homer, HMRC’s Chief Executive, said:

“I’m pleased to receive the Gold Patron Award today on behalf of HMRC staff who have helped support the Prince’s Trust. I believe it’s important for organisations and businesses to invest in these initiatives, and HMRC looks forward to continue working with The Trust and supporting their tremendous efforts to successfully transform the lives of many disadvantaged young people.”

Martina Milburn, The Prince’s Trust Chief Executive, said:

“Over the past 19 years, more than 2,500 HMRC staff have engaged with The Trust, and the young people we support, to their mutual benefit. Their contributions have positively influenced the lives of around 35,000 vulnerable young people, helping them regain their confidence, learn new skills, get jobs, start businesses and take the first step to a more positive future.”

The youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.

Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.

Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.