Inspired by HRH’s values of harmony and sustainability, The Prince of Wales's charities work to transform lives and build sustainable communities.
For over 40 years His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it.
The Prince of Wales carries out dozens of engagements every year in support of his charities. Collectively The Prince of Wales's charities raise more than £100 million annually to support The Prince of Wales's charitable work in the UK and overseas.
Prince's Trust Group
The Prince's Trust Group includes the work of The Prince's Trust alongside a new network comprising activity previously carried out by The Prince's Charities Canada, Australia and New Zealand and The Prince's Trust International. The new group will continue The Trust's work in providing meaningful help to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and will now also provide support for indigenous groups and environmental projects.
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.
Since The Prince of Wales set up The Prince’s Trust in 1976, more than 870,000 disadvantaged young people across the UK have been supported by the Trust and helped to move into work, education or training. www.princes-trust.org.uk
The Prince's Trust International
The Prince's Trust International works to combat the global issue of youth unemployment and focuses on supporting young people overseas. www.princestrustinternational.org
Prince's Charities Canada
The work of the Prince’s Charities Canada is guided by The Prince’s charitable interests and the core programs focus on providing entrepreneurship training for veterans, getting jobs for young people furthest from the labour market and supporting the revitalization of Indigenous languages. www.princescharities.ca
Prince's Trust Australia
The Prince's Trust Australia works in partnership with Australian businesses and the not-for-profit sector to deliver high-impact, evidence-based programs across the country. www.princes-trust.org.au
The Prince’s Foundation champions sustainable approaches to building communities. It runs a diverse programme of education and training and regenerates and cares for places to visit. The Foundation works nationally and internationally but at the heart of its organisation is the heritage-led regeneration of the Dumfries House estate and its wider community.
The Prince’s Foundation was created through the merger, in 2018, of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
Royal Founding Patronages
Business in the Community
Business in the Community (BITC) is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Its members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future. www.bitc.org.uk
The British Asian Trust
The British Asian Trust maximises the impact of philanthropy and expertise to make a difference to the lives of poor people across South Asia by supporting programmes in education, livelihoods and anti-trafficking. www.britishasiantrust.org
In Kind Direct
In Kind Direct provides a unique service redistributing donated goods from companies to a growing network of UK charities and European affiliates. www.inkinddirect.org
Prime Cymru is the only organisation in Wales dedicated to providing practical support to people aged 50 and over who want to become and remain economically active through employment or self-employment. www.primecymru.co.uk
The Professional Teaching Institute
The Professional Teaching Institute helps teachers rediscover their love of their subject, inspiring them to teach with renewed passion and supporting them to bring more enriching and challenging material to all students, regardless of their background or ability. https://www.ptieducation.org/
The Royal Drawing School
The Royal Drawing School is dedicated to teaching observational drawing; it offers a postgraduate scholarship programme, a fine art foundation course, a drawing programme for young artists aged 10-18, tutor training, and a public programme of part-time courses. www.royaldrawingschool.org
Turquoise Mountain Trust
The Turquoise Mountain Trust is rebuilding historic cities and reviving traditional crafts to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride to communities in Afghanistan, Burma and Saudi Arabia. www.turquoisemountain.org
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) empowers business and policy leaders to tackle critical global challenges such as climate change and resource security through education, research, and business-led action. www.cisl.cam.ac.uk
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund
Founded in 1979 and incorporated in 2008, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation trading as The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) supports the charitable work of HRH The Prince of Wales.
The work of the Charitable Fund is two-fold:
- A grant making body that supports a wide range of causes , the primary areas of interest being the built environment, responsible business and enterprise, young people and education, and global sustainability.
- An incubator for initiatives and projects that fall within the Charitable Fund's primary areas of interest.
Accounting for Sustainability: The Prince of Wales established his Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) to help the business community and public sector recognise the benefits of considering the environment and wider society as part of their mainstream day-to-day business decisions. A4S specifically work with the global accounting and finance community to achieve this. www.accountingforsustainability.org
The Prince's Countryside Fund: The Prince’s Countryside was established by The Prince of Wales in 2010 and exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. Through partnerships and events, the charity celebrates and promotes the value of the countryside. www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk
The Prince of Wales's Foundation Romania: The Prince of Wales's Foundation Romania (PWFR) was established in 2015 to take forward His Royal Highness's charitable work in Romania. The Foundation develops a number of projects to support the architectural heritage preservation, farming and sustainable development of the country.