The Prince's Countryside Fund became a subsidiary of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) on 1st July 2017. This collaboration is built on the shared principles of transforming lives and building sustainable communities. The Prince's Countryside Fund was established in 2010 as a response to concerns expressed by HRH The Prince of Wales and by Business in the Community's Rural Action Leadership Team regarding the future of farming and rural communities in the United Kingdom.
The Prince of Wales attended the launch of 'The New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize' on 18th May 2017 at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Prince's International Sustainability Unit (ISU), a programme of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, launched the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize, which has up to £1.5 million in grants available to the winners.
His Royal Highness arrived in Bucharest on 29th March 2017 as the Royal visit to Romania, Italy, the Holy See and Austria began. The Prince of Wales was welcomed by an Honour Guard before travelling to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to remember those who lost their lives serving their country. At a meeting with President Iohannis, The Prince of Wales was awarded the Order of the Star of Romania.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) is delighted to announce that The People's Postcode Lottery (PPL) has committed to supporting The Prince's Charities with further funding in 2017. The beneficiary charities' are In Kind Direct, The Prince's Countryside Fund and Business in the Community. The PPL award will enable The Prince's Charities' to increase the number of lives it impacts upon.
Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended The British Asian Trust's annual gala dinner on the 2nd of February 2017 at the Guildhall in London.The night proved to be extremely successful with the presence of distinguished guests supporting the charity and raised an astonishing £850,000 in aid of The British Asian Trust's work in South Asia.
The Prince of Wales has co-authored a new Ladybird Expert book on climate change which was published on Thursday 26th January 2017. The book, co-written with Dr Tony Juniper, special Adviser to The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Deputy-Head of Polar Oceans at the British Antarctic Survey, is one of three books being published this week in a new series of Ladybird Expert titles.
Highgrove Enterprises has supported The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) apprenticeship programme. QEST will use the grant awarded by The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation to support Giovanni Colapietro who will become the Highgrove Enterprises QEST Apprentice. Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, Giovanni will learn about horticultural management related to maintaining organic farms and gardens.
Turquoise Mountain are exhibiting at the Smithsonian Gallery. The exhibition, Artists Transforming Afghanistan, is a unique exhibition telling the story of Afghanistan's contemporary artistic culture through the voices of Afghan artisans leading its revival. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture first-hand.
In Kind Direct has won the silver award for the 'Best Management of a Programme' in conjunction with product donor Amazon.co.uk at the 2016 Corporate Engagement Awards.In Kind Direct is one of The Prince’s Charities. Its purpose is to inspire product giving for social good by re-distributing usable products donated by some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers to charities working in the UK and abroad.
Launched by The Prince of Wales on 2 June 2015 and based in Viscri, central Romania, 'The Prince of Wales's Foundation Romania' (Fundatia Printul de Wales), PWFR, is an educational charity which supports architectural heritage preservation, farming and sustainable development in Romania. The main goal of the charity is to bring skills and knowledge to rural communities to support local people and help them to become employable.