His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
For more than 35 years 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 charitable interests have grown to the point where his charities represent, as a group, the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the UK. The charities are active in a broad range of areas, including the Built Environment, Responsible Business and Enterprise, and Young people and Education. In addition, The Prince’s Charities reflect His Royal Highness’ long-standing concerns relating to global sustainability. Such is the scale of work that in recent years His Royal Highness has assisted, directly or indirectly, with raising more than £100 million each year to support his charitable activities. Additionally, significant sums of money are donated to charitable causes from profits generated by sales of ‘Duchy Originals from Waitrose’ and Highgrove Products, and from tours of the Gardens at Highgrove. 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.