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.
Woolf InstituteWebsite: www.woolf.cam.ac.uk
The purpose of the Woolf Institute is to serve the public good. The Institute studies how relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims can enhance our understanding of key concepts of public life: community and identity, personal responsibility and social solidarity. Combining theology with the social sciences and the humanities, the Woolf Institute seeks to strengthen the ethical framework that is needed for our political, economic and social life.Region: Rest of worldMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, Patron
Working Clumber Spaniel SocietyWebsite: www.royal.uk
SPORT, DOG, ZOO,Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
World Horse WelfareWebsite: www.worldhorsewelfare.org
Provides rehabilitation and homes for horses which have been maltreated.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Princess Royal, President
World Jewish ReliefWebsite: www.wjr.org.uk
The British Jewish community's international development and disaster charity.Region: InternationalMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
World Resources InstituteWebsite: www.wri.org
Global research organisation working on environmental, sustainability and economic issues.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
Worlitz GardensWebsite: www.royal.uk
UNESCO-listed landscaped garden near Dessau, Germany.Region: EuropeMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, Patron
WOW - Women of the World FestivalWebsite: www.southbankcentre.co.uk
A festival of talks, debates and performance celebrating women and girlsRegion: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Cornwall, President
WWF-UK (World Wild Fund for Nature-United Kingdom)Website: www.wwf.org.uk
Conserves endangered species, protects threatened habitats and addresses global threats to nature.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:The Prince of Wales, President
YHA (England and Wales)Website: www.yha.org.uk
Organisation providing budget accommodation for young people and families.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
YMCA EnglandWebsite: www.ymca.org.uk
Christian organisation supporting young people in areas such as housing, education and employment.Region: UK-wideMembers of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron