The Prince of Wales has always been a long-term supporter of action in the service of others; volunteering with Her Majesty's coastguard when at school in Scotland and giving his first speech on the subject in The House of Lords in 1975. In November 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales launched an all-party campaign to support and promote youth social action over the next seven years.
In May 2010 HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Teesside area and expressed the hope that companies in the manufacturing industry would engage more with young people to raise awareness of industry and job opportunities. Following discussions between His Royal Highness and Jon Bolton of Tata Steel, the Industrial Cadets programme was born.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund has awarded a grant to The Prince’s Charities Education and Young People’s Cluster to deliver a co-ordinated programme of activity for young people in Haringey. An area of particular concern for The Prince of Wales and his Charitable Foundation given its experience in the riots in August 2011.
Whitebred Shorthorn cattle are in the critical category of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) watchlist of endangered native UK livestock breeds. This means that there are fewer than 150 registered breeding cows remaining.
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund has awarded a multi-year major grant to support a pioneering new project to help British farmers improve their productivity in an environmentally responsible way. Innovative Farmers (formerly Duchy Future Farming Programme) is being delivered by the Soil Association, the UK’s leading organic food and farming charity, in partnership with Waitrose Duchy Organic.