Charities and Patronages

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.

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  • Global Heritage Fund UK

    To grow and successfully conserve sites of global cultural significance

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron
  • Greenwich Foundation

    To care for the buildings of the Old Royal Naval College

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, President
  • Habitat for Humanity Great Britain

    Christian charity dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Heritage of London Trust

    Building preservation trust helping groups working on heritage and architectural restoration projects.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Homeopathy UK

    Provides information for healthcare professionals and members of the public about homeopathy.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate

    Website: www.icwci.org

    Professional body psromoting the interests of clerks of works in the construction industry.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Fellow
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites - UK ( ICOMOS)

    Provides a forum for UK bodies involved in the conservation of cultural heritage.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Learning in Harmony Project

    An ambitious capital project which will transform the experience of the Choristers and pupils of St Paul’s Cathedral School, and provide opportunities and enhanced life chances for thousands of children and adults across London, the UK and internationally.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron
  • Leicester Cathedral's King Richard III Appeal

    You will have read that the Judicial Review found in Leicester's favour. We of course are delighted, but we do realise that there is a limited time in which the Plantagenet Group can appeal, but we do not feel this is likely to happen. As a result we can now continue to plan for the re-internment of Richard III for March 2015.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Lepra

    Medical development charity seeking to restore health and hope to people affected by leprosy.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice President
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron