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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  • Rugby Football Union

    Governing body of the sport of Rugby Union.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, Patron
  • Rugby Football Union All Schools Programme

    Website: www.rfu.com

    project to use rugby in schools to increase activity levels, improve behaviour and improve attainment

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, Patron
  • Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation

    Website: www.rfu.com

    To support players who have been injured playing rugby at any level of the game in England.

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

    Provides support to children and young people in Lesotho.

    Region: Other Commonwealth Country
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, Patron
  • Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command

    The Royal Navy's Small Ships and Diving Operations

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving
  • The London Marathon Charitable Trust

    Fundraising through sport

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, Patron
  • The Queen's Commonwealth Trust

    The purpose of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust is to support and enable young people across the Commonwealth to make sustainable difference in their local communities - through social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and volunteering in areas such as health, sports and education. Through active participate with its partners as well as its selected charities, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust will carry out its purposes through funding sustainable programmes that develop and empower young people in the Commonwealth and benefit the communities in which they live.

    Region: Commonwealth
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Sussex, President, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust
    The Duchess of Sussex, Vice-President, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust
    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
  • The Rugby Football League

    Governing body of the sport of Rugby League.

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

    Provide support to chronically sick children and their families, and make far-reaching improvements to children's health.

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