Some information on this website may be out-of-date following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Charities and Patronages

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession, the Royal Household is conducting a review of Royal Patronage.  The review will cover the organisations of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Patron and those organisations to which The King and The Queen Consort were connected through Patronage or Presidency as Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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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  • Construction Youth Trust

    Charitable trust assisting people under the age of 30 to acquire construction industry skills.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Crown Agents Foundation

    The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which has two primary functions: (a) to ensure Crown Agents stays true to its mission of helping to achieve positive change in developing countries, and (b) to apply funds made available to it by Crown Agents for developmental purposes. The Foundation aims to relieve the poverty, distress and suffering of people in any part of the world, and to promote the education and training of people in parts of the world where they lack the means to develop their skills.

    Region: International
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, President
  • Cultura Trust

    Conservation body active in regeneration across the North East of England.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association

    To restore the heritage of, and to reopen the Duffield to Wirksworth Railway line

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Membership
  • English Heritage

    Organisation for American donors to English Heritage.

    Region: Rest of world
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Epping Forest HeritageTrust

    Website: www.efct.info

    Aea of ancient woodland in South East England, between north-east London and Essex.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Ranger
  • Flag Fen

    Organisation conserving the Bronze Age archaeological heritage of Flag Fen near Peterborough.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Forest Education Initiative and Forest Education Network (England)

    Forest Education Initiative (FEI) aims to increase the understanding and appreciation, particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between the tree and everyday wood products.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Fortress Study Group

    Organisation interested in all aspects of military architecture and fortifications.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron
  • Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

    Group of individuals concerned with the management and protection of two Central London parks.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Member