The largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom
The Prince’s Charities is a group of not-for-profit organizations of which The Prince of Wales is President or Founder. The charities reflect The Prince of Wales's long-term and innovative perspective, and seek to address areas of previously unmet need. In addition, The Prince’s Charities reflect The Prince of Wales’s long-standing concerns relating to global sustainability.
Education and Young People
The Prince’s Trust
At The Prince’s Trust, they believe every young person should have the chance to succeed. Their mission is to help disadvantaged young people in the UK to change their lives and get into work, education or training. The Trust supports young people aged 13 to 30 who are unemployed and those struggling at school.
The Prince’s Drawing School
The aim of the Prince’s Drawing School is to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practise. It is one of only a few institutions in the world offering in-depth, quality tuition for those who wish to develop their observational drawing skills.
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts
The fundamental principle of The School is that tradition is continual renewal. Experiencing the traditional arts as living skills students participate in their vibrancy and regeneration. The school promotes understanding and tolerance between cultures by teaching practical skills of arts and crafts to its students.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute
The Prince’s Teaching Institute believes that all children, irrespective of background or ability, deserve a rich subject-based experience at school – both within and beyond the examination and curriculum.
The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts
The mission of The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts is to reach out to the many children who are denied access to cultural venues.
Children & the Arts was established by HRH The Prince of Wales and engages with disadvantaged children nationwide who do not have access to high-quality arts activity because of either social or economic barriers. CTA works with a variety of partners to ensure that children are exposed to cultural venues by using the arts as their platform.
Responsible Business and Enterprise
Scottish Business in the Community
Scottish Business in the Community works with its members and partners to strengthen communities so people can thrive, businesses can flourish sustainably and Scotland is a greener place in which to live.
In Kind Direct
In Kind Direct redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad.
Since 1996, IKD has redistributed £140 million in value of goods from over 880 companies. Almost 6,000 voluntary and community organisations have received products via In Kind Direct, helping millions of people in need.
The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)
The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise is the only UK organization dedicated to providing everyone over 50, who is unemployed or under threat of redundancy, with the support to achieve financial, social and personal fulfillment through sustainable self-employment. For over 14 years, PRIME has helped more than 25,000 over 50s who are unemployed or facing redundancy, to explore self-employment. They offer support through free training courses, mentoring support, networking events and online resources.
The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise in Wales is a registered charity and the only organization in Wales dedicated to providing practical support to people aged 50 and over who want to become and remain economically active.
Youth Business International
Youth Business International helps young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. We are a global network of independent non-profit initiatives and HRH The Prince of Wales is our President.
In 2012 YBI helped over 10,000 young people to start their own business. We estimate that these businesses will go on to create nearly 20,000 additional jobs within three years.
Business in the Community
Business in the Community’s vision is for every business to act responsibly and so ensure a sustainable future for all.
The largest business-led charity of its kind - committed to building resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. BITC works locally, nationally in the UK and internationally with members to transform businesses and transform communities. They believe that responsible leadership is the ability to balance doing both.
The Built Environment
The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community
The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community transforms lives through engaging, educating and empowering people. It teaches and demonstrates sustainable development placing community engagement at the heart of its work; believing that listening to the wisdom of local people is crucial to successful sustainable development.
We believe that sustainably planned, built and maintained communities improve the quality of life of everyone who's part of them. Every day, we are helping people to live better at a local level.
Through engaging people, we bring planners designers, builders, local authorities, community groups and governments together to help create, support and evolve sustainable communities.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust aims to ensure that historic buildings at risk of demolition or decay are preserved, regenerated and re-used.
In the fifteen years of active work the Trust has done, it has directly created over 1,000 jobs and encouraged £100m of outside investment in areas in need of regeneration.
The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust
The vision of Dumfries House is a simple one: To become an asset to the nation; a source of pride for the nation; and a place of enjoyment for the nation.
British Asian Trust
The British Asian Trust serves as a ‘social fund’ to support high impact charities within the areas of education, enterprise and health in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK.
University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership
The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability provides a strategic forum for senior decision makers and key executives to explore innovative and pragmatic approaches to reconciling profitability and sustainability. The Programme has established a reputation as the leading international, cross-industry and cross-sector forum for sustainable business.