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.
Variety AustraliaWebsite: www.varietyaustralia.org.au
Raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and disabled children in Australia.Region: AustraliaMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
Variety, The Children's Charity' (formerly The Variety Club of Great Britain)Website: www.varietyclub.org.uk
Showbusiness organisation helping disabled & disadvantaged children.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Kent, Gold Card Life Member
Versus ArthritisWebsite: www.arc.org.uk
Raises funds to promote medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritic conditions.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron
Victim SupportWebsite: www.victimsupport.org.uk
National charity providing confidential support to people affected by crime.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
Victim Support ScotlandWebsite: www.victimsupportsco.demon.co.uk
Voluntary organisation providing support to people in Scotland affected by crime.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
Victoria Cross and George Cross AssociationWebsite: www.vcgca.org
Association of holders of the VC and GC, awarded for outstanding bravery.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
The Prince of Wales, President
Virginia Water Football ClubWebsite: www.vwfc.co.uk
FOOTBALL, SPORT,Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
Vision FoundationWebsite: www.glfb.org.uk
Raises funds for smaller charities for visually impaired people in London.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Countess of Wessex, Patron
Voluntary Service OverseasWebsite: www.vsointernational.org
Charity helping individuals to share their skills with communities in the developing world.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Patron
Walk the WalkWebsite: www.walkthewalk.org
Breast cancer campaign raising money for scientific research.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron