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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  • The UK Armed Forces Polo Association

    Organisation promoting polo playing in the British Armed Services.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The UK-Al Azhar Scholarship Scheme Fundraising Campaign

    Fundraising campaign for scholarships at Al Azhar university in Cairo

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Ulster Watercolour Society

    The promotion of art carried out in the medium of watercolour.

    Region: UK (Northern Ireland)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Ulysses Trust

    Provides grants to help members of the Reserve Forces undertake expeditions and challenges.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The University College of Estate Management

    Website: www.cem.ac.uk

    Provides distance-learning education and training to the property and construction industries.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    seeks to help present and future leaders deepen their understanding of the social, environmental and economic context in which they operate, and respond in ways that benefit both their organisations, society and the environment

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Royal Founding Patron
  • The University of Wales Trinity St David

    Centre of higher education based in Cardiff, offering high-quality teaching and research.

    Region: UK (Wales)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    Her Majesty The Queen, Visitor And Protector
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The War Widows Association of Great Britain

    Aims to improve the conditions of war widows and their dependants in the UK.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron
  • The Watercolour World

    Project to create an online record of documentary watercolours dating from before 1900.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Joint Patrons
    The Duchess of Cornwall, Joint Patrons
  • The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

    Dorset charity providing community-based specialist services for people with cancer.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Prince of Wales, Patron