LONDON, UK (September 5, 2017) Fuse Universal, the world’s market leading next generation platform, today announces, that The Prince’s Trust has selected Fuse as its new solution for its new learning, communications, coaching and mentoring tool.
Founded in 1976, The Prince’s Trust charity was established by HRH The Prince of Wales to help young people. They run a range of training programmes, provide mentoring support and offer financial grants to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Trust has helped 825,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.
The strategy at The Prince’s Trust is to double the number of young people that they can reach and support and to achieve this they require a modern, digital platform. With Fuse, The Prince’s Trust plan to:
- Support additional young people who are not able to access our face-to-face programmes to successful outcomes of employment and starting their own business.
- Develop organisational structure that enables a digital means to offer mentoring, support and guidance to young people.
- Enable a structured learning environment with on-demand learning material for young people to digest.
David Ivell, Chief Information Officer from The Prince’s Trust, stated: "With the launch of Prince’s Trust Online we will be able to support more young people than ever and, perhaps most importantly, break down barriers that have previously prevented us reaching those who may have the most to gain from one of our programmes. Prince’s Trust Online will give anyone, anywhere and in any circumstance, the chance to complete a program at their own speed, but with the full support we pride ourselves on delivering face to face.”
Steve Dineen, CEO at Fuse Universal added, “We are absolutely delighted to be working with David and everyone at The Prince’s Trust. Their passion for supporting young people gain employment and entrepreneurship is infectious and has really driven us, at Fuse, to develop ground-breaking new ways of offering an evolved coaching and mentoring framework. Having spent time with both Prince’s Trust volunteers and the young people they work with, their goals connect perfectly with our own charity FuseSchool, which is aiming provide world class education for every secondary school child. We are all really touched by what The Prince's Trust achieves every day and it is a privilege to be their partner in the next step of their journey.”
About The Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 11 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 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 870,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day.
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.