The College-based team will be running six programmes for young people aged 16 to 24 this year, based in Derby and Ilkeston. As part of the 12-week programme, young people carry out a community project – raising funds for materials and then carrying out the work.
Derby College Prince's Trust Team Leader Brian Caulton explained: "The community projects are a vital part of the team programme which involves the students' project managing, planning, fundraising, obtaining all of the appropriate equipment, completing the necessary paperwork and proceeding to complete a project.
"A community project is usually a practical project that can feasibly be completed within two weeks and must help the local community.
"Examples of the projects we have completed in the past are; renovating gardens in elderly residential homes, redecorating community centres and day centres, revamping playgrounds in schools, creating sensory gardens and building memorial structures, all free of charge to the organisations involved."