Members of the Royal Family have links with hundreds of charities, military associations, professional bodies and public service organisations. Some are well known, while others may be smaller bodies working in a very specialist area or on a local basis only.
Having a Royal patron or president provides vital publicity for the work of these organisations, and allows their enormous achievements and contributions to society to be recognised.
You can use this database to find the organisations with which members of the Royal Family are associated.
Aberdeen Association of Social Service (VSA)Website: www.vsa.org.uk
Aberdeen-based charity caring for the elderly, those with disabilities and families in poverty.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
ABF The Soldiers' CharityWebsite: www.soldierscharity.org
Provide financial and practical support to soldiers, ex-soldiers and their families who are in need.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cornwall, Vice-Patron
Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
Abingdon Operatic SocietyWebsite: www.abingdonoperatic.co.uk
We’re a friendly amateur society based in the market town of Abingdon aiming to produce two musical shows each year to the highest standards of professionalismRegion: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Kent, Patron
Accrington Camera Club
Lancashire club promoting the enjoyment of photography.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Life Member
Acid Survivors Trust InternationalWebsite: www.asti.org.uk
.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Patron
Action for ChildrenWebsite: www.actionforchildren.org.uk
Runs over 400 projects for some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children and young people.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron
Action Medical ResearchWebsite: www.action.org.uk
UK charity aiming to improve national health through research into serious illnesses.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
Action on Hearing LossWebsite: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
Medical charity for the deaf and hard of hearing.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Patron
International development organisation fighting global poverty.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
ADC TheatreWebsite: www.adctheatre.com
The main theatre space for the University of Cambridge and the venue for much of the student drama which is performed during University term-time. The ADC Theatre provides a space for learning and experimentation and also present shows by local drama groups and touring companies.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Earl of Wessex, Patron