Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. This International Women's Day, we celebrate the achievements of women through the projects we've supported that help create gender equal communities and #BreakTheBias.
2,650 trees were planted at Airedale Hospital in West Yorkshire as part of the Edible Airedale project. Trees for Cities is working to green urban spaces across the UK, and encourages #GenerationTree to grow. PWCF supported the Edible Airedale project through a major grant to Trees for Cities in 2019.
In England, it is estimated that 1 in 6 people have experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing is important work, and the theme of the 2021 day of awareness is 'Mental Health in an Unequal World'.
Over the last three years The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) has awarded more than £600,000 to organisations and projects with a commitment to helping older people. Through our grant programmes, we have partnered with various organisations including Re-Engage, Erskine Hospital, Shared Lives Plus, Penny Brohn UK, Good Companions, Omega and the Carers Trust, to transform lives and promote social inclusion.
Last week, His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay visited a beneficiary of the PWCF COVID-19 Recovery Fund: Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP). The charity supports families with young children in the Govan area of Glasgow.
Toonspeak are on a mission to transform lives through creativity, supported by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF). The charity runs free artist led workshops and creative projects for young people from across Glasgow, often during school holidays and always at zero cost to participants. The workshops and projects engage vulnerable children and families in deprived areas, and have a huge impact on those who participate.