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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  • British Wheelchair Basketball

    Charity and Governing body for wheelchair basketballl in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Caring for Life

    Christian charity providing homeless people with accommodation, ongoing support and friendship.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Central School of Ballet

    Ballet school based in central London.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Chartered Management Institute

    Professional body setting standards in management development.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Duke of Kent, Honorary Fellow
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Childline

    Free, confidential telephone helpline offering support for children and young people in the UK.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • David Lewis Centre

    National Epilepsy Centre

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Defence Medical Welfare Service

    Provides medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community across the UK and in Cyprus.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Disability Initiative

    Charity supporting adults with physical disabilities in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (DEBRA)

    Charity working on behalf of people who have the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). DebRa provides a team of nurses and social care staff to work directly with people affected by EB and commissions world-leading reasearch into the condition with the aim of finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB.

    Region: UK-wide
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron
  • England Hockey

    Representative body for the sport of hockey in England.

    Region: UK (England)
    Members of the Royal Family:
    The Countess of Wessex, Patron