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A charity set up to help disadvantaged young people has returned £105million to society in East Midlands in the last ten years alone.

The Prince’s Trust, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, has returned the investment via getting young people off benefits, reducing offending and re-offending, helping young people to achieve at school and the associated savings to the public purse. This is according to calculations by New Economics Foundation (NEF).

John O’Reilly, director for The Prince’s Trust in Central England said: “We support more than 4,700 people each year across Central England alone, and three in four of the young people we help move into work, education or training, helping to build their self-esteem and break the cycle of poverty.”