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.
Yacht Club of Rio De JaneiroWebsite: www.icrj.com.br
Private members' club.Region: Rest of worldMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member
YHA (England and Wales) [formerly Youth Hostels Association (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
YMCA ScotlandWebsite: www.ymcascotland.org
Umbrella body for Scottish branches of the youth service organisation.Region: UK (Scotland)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
York Civic TrustWebsite: www.yorkcivictrust.co.uk
Trust which aims to protect York's architectural and cultural heritage.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duchess of Kent, Patron
York Club, Windsor Great Park
Club for employees who work in Windsor Great Park.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:Her Majesty The Queen, Patron
York Minster AppealWebsite: www.yorkminster.org
Raises funds for the current conservation work on York's ancient cathedral.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Patron
York Minster FundWebsite: www.yorkminster.org
Raises funds for the preservation of York's ancient minster.Region: UK (England)Members of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Joint Patron
York Musical SocietyWebsite: www.yorkmusicalsociety.org.uk
York Musical Society (“YMS”) is a large and thriving choral society that has contributed to the musical life of the city of York since 1876.Region: UK (England)
York Race CourseWebsite: www.yorkracecourse.co.uk
Support York Race CourseRegion: EuropeMembers of the Royal Family:The Duke of York, Patron, York Race Course