For over 40 years His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it.
From the early days of The Prince's Trust in the mid-1970s, his charities have grown to represent a broad range of areas including, the Built Environment, the Arts, Responsible Business and Enterprise, Young People, Global Sustainability and Rural Affairs.
The Prince of Wales carries out dozens of engagements every year in support of his charities. Collectively The Prince's Charities raise more than £100million annually to transform lives and build sustainable communities in the UK and overseas.
While each of his charities is an independent entity with a separate Board of Trustees, they all work together within “The Prince’s Charities” group. There are 13 Prince's Charities of which The Prince of Wales is President, twelve of which have been founded personally by The Prince of Wales.
The Prince's Charities and Initiatives are categorised under five 'Pillars' – Young People, Responsible Business and Enterprise, Built Environment and the Arts, Global Sustainability and Rural Affairs and International.