The Prince of Wales speaks with beneficiaries during his visit to Penny Brohn in Bristol.

The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund

Founded in 1979, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) is a grant making organisation which aims to transform lives and build sustainable communities.

For over 40 years, PWCF has supported The Prince of Wales’s charitable work. As a grant making organisation, we transform lives and build sustainable communities by funding a wide range of good causes within our core funding themes: Heritage & Conservation, Education, Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Environment and Countryside.

Over the last 20 years, PWCF has awarded grants of more than £70 million to charitable projects in the UK and overseas. 

We also deliver the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) project and work with our charitable subsidiary, The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) to support the fabric of the UK countryside.

Two commercial subsidiaries Duchy Originals Limited and AG Carrick Limited trading as Highgrove Enterprises, donate their profits to PWCF. This income supports our grant making activities.

Our Mission

"Transforming lives and building sustainable communities"

Our mission is inspired by The Prince of Wales’s values of harmony and sustainability.

We achieve our mission by supporting local causes such as community projects and nationally through grants to charities such as Plantlife International, The Prince’s Trust, Soil Association, Carers Trust, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and The Prince's Foundation.

Our Core Principles

  • We will endeavour to maximise charitable impact
  • Whenever possible, we will use our grants to leverage additional funding from other sources
  • We aim to support The Prince of Wales's charitable interests
  • We will have best-practice governance, management and systems
  • We will leverage The Prince of Wales's ability to convene and facilitate

Grant making programmes

The Trustees and The Prince of Wales are keen that awards from PWCF make a significant difference to people and their communities. Therefore, PWCF would consider small grant applications from independent UK registered non-for-profit organisations that support community-based projects.

Small Grants

The small grants programme awards grants to a maximum value of £5,000. The average award is £1,500.

Please review the application checklist and criteria before applying for a small grant.

Apply for a grant

Major Grants

The major grants programme awards grants in excess of £5,000. Organisations can apply for major grants by invitation only. PWCF is, unfortunately, unable to accept unsolicited requests for major grants.