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During this difficult time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to assure you that we are taking all measures to protect the wellbeing of our employees and to support our beneficiaries. The impact of COVID-19 is undoubtedly touching all aspects of life and operations, and we understand that you might be concerned about what it means for your organisation.

Radio presenters interview a shea butter cooperative leader.

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) has supported the Lorna Young Foundation (LYF) to empower farmers in Ghana through community radio stations. The radio programmes provide agricultural education and support, which help smallholder farmers to improve production sustainably, preserve their environment, and sell produce at a fairer price. Funding from PWCF and a UK Aid grant would enable at least 10,000 smallholders to receive up-to-date farming advice from local farmers and agricultural workers via the radio.

Prince Charles and Camilla meeting young people.

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund is delighted to share Their Royal Highnesses Annual Review 2018-19 which was published in June 2019. The annual review highlights another extremely busy year with almost 640 engagements across fourteen countries. In the course of their first full year as a newly consolidated group, The Prince of Wales's three core charities: The Prince’s Trust, The Prince’s Foundation and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, raised over £90m.

Profits from the sale of Highgrove garden tours are donated to PWCF

Highgrove logo with purple plumes

The private residence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Highgrove house is nestled within the Cotswold countryside and this special year for Highgrove marks 25 years of these organic Royal Gardens at Highgrove being open to the public. From the early days, the public has enjoyed visiting the gardens surrounding the house, which now welcome c.37,000 visitors a year.

Grant beneficiaries visit Highgrove

Highgrove Enterprises were delighted to recognise the valuable contribution that four local charities have made in each of their communities during an afternoon at Highgrove on 15th April 2019. All four charities were awarded funding through the Small Grants Committee of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) in February 2019. Over the last 20 years, PWCF has awarded grants of more than £70 million to charitable projects in the UK and overseas.

PWCF and Highgrove Enterprises support Bee Farming

Highgrove Enterprises is delighted to support The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) apprenticeship programme for the second time. QEST will use a grant awarded by The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) to support Jack Silberrad to undertake an apprenticeship in bee keeping with The London Honey Company. The London Honey Company specialises in maintaining beehives for clients such as Highgrove Estate, Fortnum and Mason, the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and various Michelin-starred restaurants.

As we celebrate our Founder The Prince of Wales’s 70th Birthday, here is a short video with seven stories showing how The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund is helping to transform lives and build sustainable communities. Streetwise Opera, Hearts and Minds, Penny Brohn UK, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, BIGKID Foundation, The Thomas and Elizabeth Mayhook Charity and Send a Cow are seven of the many charities we are proud to support.

The Trustees of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation are delighted to launch the charity’s new logo and trading name: The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF). The new trading name and logo allows PWCF to communicate more clearly the work it does as a grant-giving organisation as it continues to support the charitable work of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and work alongside The Prince of Wales’s other core charities: The Prince Trust and The Prince’s Foundation.

The Prince of Wales received the Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Philanthropy at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on 5th September 2018. The award recognises almost 50 years of The Prince’s charitable work. It was presented to His Royal Highness by Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ magazine.The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) along with His Royal Highnesses' core charities: The Prince's Trust and The Prince's Foundation, work across the world and the Commonwealth to raise over £150 million annually.