Fears over future of Prince's Trust Team Programme

A long-running and vital Princes Trust project in Pembrokeshire may not continue this summer due to lack of funding.

The Prince's Trust Team Programme has been running in the county since 1986. It has supported 2,740 young people many of whom were unemployed or educationally underachieving.

The 12-week personal development course is open to16-25 year olds. It works on confidence building, motivation and future planning through a mixture of work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.

More than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing the course and those already in employment report a huge boost in skills and confidence.

The Prince's Trust runs six Team Programmes in Pembrokeshire each year, three in Haverfordwest and three in Pembroke Dock. Three team leaders are currently employed to deliver the course which benefits up to 90 people annually.

A Princes Trust spokesman said that they could not confirm whether the course would stop running, as the matter is subject to consultation with staff.

"As a fundraising charity we can only run courses if funds are available," said a spokesman.

"Regrettably, due to lack of funding, we may not be able to run the Team programme in Pembrokeshire this summer."

"We are actively looking to secure funding to allow us to run the programme in Pembrokeshire in the future.

"We remain committed to helping disadvantaged young people in Pembrokeshire and, as a fundraising charity, we are seeking funds from both the public and private sector. We'd be happy to discuss how our programmes benefit vulnerable young people with any potential supporter."

The spokesman said that young people from Pembrokeshire are welcome to join other courses where travel arrangements are practical and that the Prince's Trust Adventure Centre in Pembroke Dock will continue to run as normal.

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8:41am Tue 17 Jun 14

Gogledd says...

Uuh!!!...well ask PCC for some...if they have got 4m to waste on a new road then I am sure they can come up with the rest....
Uuh!!!...well ask PCC for some...if they have got 4m to waste on a new road then I am sure they can come up with the rest.... Gogledd
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8:59am Tue 17 Jun 14

teifion says...

May I suggest this all due to how Bryn Jones sets priorities within Pembrokeshire Council - that's a VERY diplomatic way of describing how he's helped his bank balance and helped destroy PCC - the Royal Family will have been told by their advisers and Bryn and Janie will never get a gong for helping destroy decades worth of work IMHO !
May I suggest this all due to how Bryn Jones sets priorities within Pembrokeshire Council - that's a VERY diplomatic way of describing how he's helped his bank balance and helped destroy PCC - the Royal Family will have been told by their advisers and Bryn and Janie will never get a gong for helping destroy decades worth of work IMHO ! teifion
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