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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  • Small Arms School Corps

    Support the Armed Forces on a Joint-Service basis as Corps of instructors in firearms and ropes.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Colonel In Chief
  • Society for Nautical Research

    Encourages research into matters relating to seafaring and shipbuilding

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron
    The Duke of York, President
  • Sound Seekers

    Charity improving lives of deaf children in Commonwealth countries.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Sovereign Science

    Exhibitions focusing on significant scientific achievements from the past sixty years

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • St Helena National Trust

    Trust maintaining St. Helena's environmental, cultural and historic interests.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Staffordshire Regiment Trust

    The Trust aims to provide continuity for The Staffordshire Regiment Charity and the Regimental Association, as well as the Museum.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • STFC Harwell and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

    Sciene and Engineering

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

    The Studio School is a new concept in education, which seeks to address the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed, and those that the current education system provides. Studio Schools pioneer a bold new approach to learning which includes teaching through enterprise projects and real work. This approach ensures students' learning in is rooted in the real world and helps them to develop the skills they need to flourish in life.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Sunningdale Ladies Golf Club

    Ladies golf club in Berkshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron
  • Tall Ships Youth Trust (Sail Training Association)

    Charity for personal development of youngsters through crewing of tall ships.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of York, Patron