For over 40 years His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable needs 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 of Wales's charities raise more than £100million annually to transform lives and build sustainable communities in the UK and overseas.
Following the results of a review of The Prince of Wales's charities in 2018, three core charities: The Prince's Trust Group, The Prince's Foundation and The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund work alongside the Royal Founding Patronage charites to support The Prince of Wales's charitable work in the UK and overseas. The Prince's Trust group incorporates the Prince's international charitable interests. The Prince of Wales's built environment, heritage, culture and education charities are now part of The Prince's Foundation.
Speaking about the new charities structure The Prince of Wales said: "As I look at the results of this reorganization, I have a strong sense of optimisim and anticipation for what more may be achieved. These changes do not mean I am stepping back from my charitable work or downsizing in anyway - it is simply an opportunity to work more efficiently and, I hope, to even greater effect. I look foward to many more years of building on the important work that has ben achieved to date."