London, 27 June 2016 – Worldpay is pleased to name The Prince’s Trust as an official charity partner in the UK. Worldpay and The Trust will work together to support more disadvantaged young people in fulfilling their potential, particularly through The Trust’s Enterprise Programme which gives young entrepreneurs the skills and confidence they need to succeed in setting up their own business.
As a leading payments company with global reach, Worldpay will support the initiative by encouraging employees to share their skills and insight with young people through delivering a variety of workshops in partnership with The Trust and volunteering their time to The Trust’s programmes. Alongside this, Worldpay employees will be actively engaged in a range of challenges, events and activities to fundraise for The Trust and enable it to reach many more young people.
Philip Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Worldpay, said: “Inspiring and encouraging young people to innovate and unlock their own unique potential is vital to the UK economy. I’ve been continually impressed by The Trust’s Enterprise programme; especially by how it equips young people with new skills to overcome enormous social and personal hurdles. Yet there’s still so much more we can do to improve the future prospects of many young people. As a trusted partner for small business, Worldpay is proud that we can use our expertise to enable young entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground and prosper.”
Ben Marson, Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust, said: “Worldpay’s commitment to improving prospects for young people makes them a natural partner for The Prince’s Trust. With Worldpay’s support, we will help even more unemployed young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to move into work, education or training or even become their own boss.”
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Information on The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.
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About The Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, this year it is celebrating 40 years of supporting 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 Prince’s 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’s Trust has supported 825,000 young people in the last 40 years and this year it will support over 100 more each day.