This year, the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) will award £150,000 to community projects through the small grants programme. We are pleased to shine a light on projects we've supported in our most recent round of grant-making. Discover our charitable interests by reading more about the projects we've supported below.
Inspired Equine Assisted Learning CIC in Lincolnshire provides experiential learning for children and adults with autism. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a unique learning experience that uses horses as active participants. For people with autism, it provides emotional and sensory benefits, as well as interactivity with animals and improved communication skills. Our award will ensure 25 autistic children experience valuable learning sessions with horses.
In rural Cumbria, BEEP Doctors (BASICS Cumbria) Ltd., a group of fifteen volunteer doctors respond to medical emergencies and save lives. These volunteer doctors provide advanced skills in support of paramedics and emergency services, and make life-changing differences to major trauma, effectively bringing an intensive care facility to the roadside. Our award will help BEEP Doctors to respond to hundreds of people across the region.
Working to provide peer support from bereaved parent to bereaved parent following the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends are active across the UK. PWCF’s award will support 1,000 bereaved parents from Wales and the Borders, giving parents vital space to cry, to connect and to meet others. Support is a mix of in-person one-to-ones, groups, support days and weekend retreats, alongside online and telephone support.
Magpie Dance in London organise a twice weekly programme of dance classes for adults with learning disabilities. Attendance at these classes reduces social isolation, increases mental and physical health and increases confidence and self-esteem for participants. The grant from PWCF will allow 25 people a week to enjoy in-person dance classes and all the benefits they bring.
Based in Scotland, the Lorna Young Foundation are working to reduce poverty, improve social inclusion and protect the environment in developing countries through improving the sustainability of smallholder livelihoods. The Farmer’s Voice Radio brings farmers together in community settings to discuss their challenges on the radio. PWCF’s award will help to create a hub, co-ordinating Farmer’s Voice Radio in seven countries across Africa and the Commonwealth.
PWCF also awarded funds to the following organisations:
- Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, across the UK
- St James PCC, Ormside, Cumbria
- Wheatfield Church Appeal, Oxfordshire
- St Elli Parish Church, Carmarthenshire
- St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Greater Manchester
- St Andrews PCC, Thurning, Norfolk
- Assisting Berkshire Children to Read, Berkshire
- ClearVision Project, across the UK
- Soft Touch Arts, Leicestershire
- EdUKAid, UK and Tanzania
Health and Wellbeing
- The Octopus Foundation, Kent
- Get Set Girls, London
- Kids Cancer Charity, across the UK
- Together Dementia Support, Greater Manchester
- Ballater Tennis Club, Aberdeenshire
- Dogs for Autism, across the UK
- Playlist for Life, Tyne and Wear
- CHASE Africa, Kenya
- Whitehaven Community Trust Ltd., West Cumbria
- Young Lewisham Project, London
- Back on Track, Manchester
- Attic Theatre Company, London
- TwentyTwenty (Charnwood 20:20), Leicestershire
- Faithworks Wessex
- Safety Net UK, Cumbria
- The Prison Phoenix Trust, across the UK
- The Ulysses Trust, across the UK
- PramaLIFE, Dorset
- Dyspraxia Support Group – Roseberry Community Consortium, Tyne and Wear
To learn more about our small grants programme and apply for a grant, please click here.