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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  • Baker Dearing Educational Trust

    University Technical Colleges are a new concept in education. They offer 14-18 year olds the opportunity to take a highly regarded, full time, technically-oriented course of study. They are equipped to the highest standard, sponsored by a university and offer clear progression routes into higher education or further learning in work.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Berkshire County Cricket Club

    Cricket club for the English county of Berkshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Member
  • British Deaf Association

    As established in 1890, the British Deaf Association is a Deaf People's Organisation, providing community advocacy, development, empowerment and training to deaf people of all ages and campaigning for better service provision and access to deaf people.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • British Exploring Society (BSES Expeditions)

    The object of the Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational, challenging, scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron In Chief
  • British-Kazakh Society

    The British-Kazakh Society was founded in 2002 to promote and develop relations between Kazakhstan and the UK at all levels.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Patron
  • Broughton House Home for Ex-Service Personnel

    To provide accommodation and treatment for persons who are in need of care who have served, at some time in their lives, in a branch of the British Armed Forces or Merchant Navy.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • California State Police

    Police organisation for the State of California, USA.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Honorary Police Inspector
  • Canadian Canoe Museum

    The Canadian Canoe Museum preserves and celebrates the art, culture and heritage of paddled watercraft.

    Region: Canada
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Catalyst Inc

    Catalyst Inc is an independent, not-for profit Science Park in Northern Ireland,

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patrom
  • Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence

    The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a world-class research, skills, education and business campus in East London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron