The Prince’s Charities
This is a collection of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is Patron or President.
The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom, raising over £100million annually. The organisations are active across a broad range of areas including education and young people, environmental sustainability, the built environment and responsible business and enterprise.
The charities reflect The Prince of Wales’s long-term and innovative perspective, and seek to address areas of previously unmet need.
The video shown below from The Prince’s Foundation, illustrates the ways that The Prince’s Charities work together, often in one particular region. An example of the Charities working together in one place is in Burnley. Here, The Prince’s Initiative runs courses to help the over 50s to explore self-employment, alongside other Prince’s Charities who are running their own initiatives in the same town.
The Prince’s Initiative sits in a cluster with five other fantastic Prince’s Charities that were set up to ensure responsible business and enterprise. Find out more about these charities by following the links below:
Not over 50? Established in 1976, The Prince’s Trust gives practical and financial support to young people who need it most. The charity helps young people develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling them to move into work, education or training.
Business in the Community are a business-led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice. Their members help to transform communities by tackling key social and environmental issues and in doing so, transform themselves. Business in the Community’s vision is for every business to act responsibly and so ensure a sustainable future for all.
Scottish Business in the Community brings together businesses and partner organisations across the sectors to more effectively play their role in a stronger, fairer, wealthier, healthier, and greener Scotland. SBC aim to make real change happen, and help Scotland take a lead role in delivering a better way to business for all.
In Kind Direct is a charitable organisastion which redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad. Since foundation in 1996, In Kind Direct have redistributed £130 million in value of goods from over 850 companies. Over 5,500 voluntary and community organisations have received products via In Kind Direct, helping millions of people in need.
PRIME Cymru is our sister charity. They provide everyone over 50, who is workless or under threat of redundancy in Wales, with the support to achieve financial, social and personal fulfilment through sustainable self-employment, business or social enterprise.
Youth Business International is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives helping young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. YBI members assist under-served young entrepreneurs with a combination of training, access to capital, mentoring and other business development services.They adapt this common approach to their local context, working in partnership with governments, businesses and multilateral and civil society organisations.