Colin Glen Trust aims to reach out to its neighbouring communities and work alongside young people at risk of or who are involved in criminal behaviour, young people in care and young people not in employment, education or training.

We offer a number of youth programmes, welcoming young people from all sides of the community and from all backgrounds and abilities.

The Prince’s Trust programme was the kick start I needed to get my life back on track, I learned new skills and developed a greater sense of confidence which has helped me improve my opportunities for future employment


Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Our Prince’s Trust Programme encompasses a skills based training programme which rewards participants with new qualifications and employability skills. 

Entirely funded by The Prince’s Trust, it offers local young people the chance to meet new people, to work on live projects and to avail of Colin Glen resources to improve social ability and mental and physical well-being.

Who is it suitable for?

Those not in work and aged between 16-30.

What is the programme about?

It’s a 12 week programme run by a dedicated Prince’s Trust team based at Colin Glen Forest Park aimed at improving teamwork, employability & community skills, gaining new skills, qualifications and confidence.

Whats included?

You will meet new people, work together to plan your own outcomes, decide on and contribute to a chosen project, spend some time on a residential course, have opportunity for work placements, help others in the community, learn tips for preparing yourself in the working environment and finally celebrate your journey with a team presentation.

What about my benefits?

Your participation will not affect any of your benefits and we can also help with travel costs and childcare.

When do these programmes run?

Each programme is run on a 12 week cycle, contact us to find out when the next programme is available.

How do I get started?

To enquire about the Prince’s Trust Team Programme you can contact us on 07517425307 or email

It’s a great feeling to help others, you go home with a smile, the Prince’s Trust programme gave me an opportunity and a sense of belonging, I am really thankful that I have been able to progress through this programme and gain employment


Youth Drop In

Youth drop in is a FREE programme for local youth, partly funded by the TBUC. It is available for anyone aged between the age of 11-18 and runs weekly every Friday evening from 7-11pm.

Activities include snooker, pool, board games, watching Netflix and playing computer games. Once a month the SKYTrek ropes course is included for free use.

Most young people who come along just to relax, chill and chat with friends. On occasions we also offer Pizza or ice cream.