Prince’s Trust

Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

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Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit for more info and to apply.

Get into Retail with BP from the Prince’s Trust

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The Prince’s Trust has a new employability programme for West Yorkshire, including the potential to apply for live employment opportunities!

Get Into Retail with bp

  • When?
    • Lunch and Learn: 24th March 2021
    • Taster Day: 7th April 2021
    • Programme: 19th April – 14th May 2021
  • What?
    • In partnership with bp, the Prince’s Trust has a brand new programme with employment opportunities available in Leeds, Bingley, Harrogate and York
    • Young people will learn new skills on the job with bp such as customer service, money handling and retail
    • Weekly employability sessions with the Prince’s Trust and ongoing support
    • Lunch and travel expenses provided and no effect on universal credit
  • Who?
    • Young people aged 18-24 who are not in education, employment or training
    • Interested in a career in retail and who can work flexibly if successful in securing a role
  • Contact:

Get started with music from the Prince’s Trust

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The Prince’s Trust has a new employability programme for West Yorkshire, including the potential to apply for live employment opportunities!

Get Started with Music

  • When?
    • Taster Day: 21st April 2021
    • Programme: 26th – 30th April 2021
  • What?
    • Working with renowned Manchester musician Liam Frost to develop key skills to help get started in the music industry
    • Song-writing skills and self-promotion, gain insights from industry professionals
    • Create and perform your own music at an end of programme celebration
    • Key employability skills with the Prince’s Trust and ongoing support
  • Who?
    • Young people aged 16-30 who are not in education, employment or training
    • Young people interested in getting a foot in the door in the music industry
  • Contact

Get Into Customer Service Programme With the Prince’s Trust

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The Prince’s Trust is now recruiting for Get into Customer Service programme run in partnership with HSBC!

This is a message from Grace Clarke Prince’s Trust Executive (Yorkshire & The Humber)

Please note that young people need to have certain ID documents, including photographic ID, to be able to attend the Taster Day – please see the attached list or contact me if you have any questions about this.

Get into Customer Service aims to give young people, who are work ready but do not have vocational skills, a mixture of practical training and qualifications, that will allow them to move into employment, education or training.

The 4 week programme is available to 16 – 25 year olds, living in Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding area who are not in employment, education or training.

Over the four-week programme, young people will have the opportunity to:

• Learn about customer service within the banking industry
• Receive training in HSBC products and services
• Develop your customer service skills whilst on placement in HSBC Contact Centre
• Be supported in applying for positions with HSBC with interview advice
• Boost your employability skills
• Build your confidence and improve your teamwork skills
• Optional 6 month follow up support on programme completion to help you discover your next steps!
• Your travel costs will be covered and your benefits will not be affected

Course Information

Venue – Leeds (Arlington Business Centre, next to the White Rose shopping centre)

Taster Day: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Programme Dates: Monday 1st July 2019 – 26th July 2019 As the work experience on this programme will be in a HSBC Contact Centre all young people will also have to complete the DBS and credit checks that this working environment requires. They will be given additional support if needed to do this.

Each candidate will need to provide proof identity, proof of their right to work and proof of address. Right to work can be evidenced by a current passport or a copy of their birth certificate – a candidate with a birth certificate must also provide evidence of their National Insurance number.

Young people must have photographic identification in order to attend the Taster Day; this can be a valid passport, full driving licence (provisional is accepted for young people under 18), Current National Identity Card or a Current EU Residence Permit (issued by the Home Office).

To make a referral please use the following options:
Fill in our online referral form (Quickest & BEST way to refer):
(please also include your own details so that we are able to feedback to you)

Or the young person can text ‘Call Me’ to 07983 385418 (Please note this is a Text Phone Only)

Alternatively you can contact us on: FREE CALL – 0800 842 842

To check a young person’s suitability you can contact me on 07718 792569 or

If you are referring a young person with any current or previous offences, it is mandatory that the REFERRAL FORM is completed (preferably by their Offending Manager) and returned to Hannah Beswick (please see contact details below). Unfortunately if we do not have a completed REFERRAL FORM then we will not be able to engage the young person(s) on the programme. Please note: It’s important to note that a criminal record will not necessarily prevent them from taking part.

If you have any queries or to check a young person’s eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be grateful if you can send this onto your teams and any relevant contacts to help us reach as many young people as possible.

Grace Clarke Prince’s Trust Executive (Yorkshire & The Humber), Airedale House, Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AW

Mobile: 07718 792569 Extension: 4051