The Prince of Wales’ charities have helped create more than 125,000 entrepreneurs in the UK and overseas and 80,000 young people start up in business, newly released figures show.
Details of the extent of the help Charles’ charities have provided were released as the Prince this week marks 21 years of Duchy Originals products.
The prince will meet some of the thousands of people who have been helped and supported in recent years at a series of engagements this week.
Tomorrow’s Store that prince Charels inaugrated today is established to sell goods designed and created by young businesses supported by the charity and Charles will meet staff and young people who have been involved and see examples of the products they produce.
He established the Prince’s Trust in 1976 when he himself was in his 20s. But, it was not until the aftermath of the 1981 riots in Brixton and Toxteth that the charity began to help disadvantaged young people into self-employment.