The Prince of Wales received the Editor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Philanthropy at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on 5th September 2018. The award recognises almost 50 years of The Prince’s charitable work. It was presented to His Royal Highness by Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ magazine.The Prince of Wales is also founder of The Prince’s Trust and The Prince’s Foundation. The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) along with His Royal Highnesses' core charities, work across the world and the Commonwealth to raise over £150 million annually.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) has recently awarded more than £72,000 to 31 community-led projects across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The Trustees and The Prince of Wales anticipate that PWCF's grant making programme would make a significant difference to people and their communities.
The results of an independent review of The Prince's Charities were unveiled on Friday 9th March 2018. The review, carried out ahead of The Prince's 70th birthday was designed to improve the operating efficiency and long term sustainability of his charities. The work, led by former Marks & Spencer CEO, Marc Bolland, with the support of the Chief Executives of The Prince's Charities, also set out to ensure that The Prince's own time with the charities, whilst not being reduced, was used to greater effect.
Highgrove Enterprises is pleased to announce that from the end of 2018 the business will no longer use non-recyclable, single use plastic packaging in its products. For more than forty years, The Prince of Wales, Founder of Highgrove Enterprises, has been campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and waste management, including reducing the use of plastics.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) is excited to collaborate with Oxford University's Department of Plant Sciences to support the work of Dr.Tonya Lander in tracking pollinator movement in agricultural landscapes.The award of over £100,000 will enable Dr.Lander to appoint two post-doctoral research assistants, PWCF Fellows. Once in post, the fellows will develop a novel tracking system which could be used not only for pollinating insects, but also other beneficial insects such as parasitoids, insect pests such as locusts, and invasive species such as the Asian hornet.
Waitrose Duchy Organic, the brand originally founded by HRH The Prince of Wales as 'Duchy Originals', generated over £3m for The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF). An annual donation from the sale of Waitrose Duchy Organic products is given to PWCF to support charitable causes ranging from farming charities and disaster relief appeals to hospices and youth organisations.
The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF) is delighted to collaborate with British Asian Trust on another interesting project which aims to scale up life-changing work that empowers entrepreneurs in India and Pakistan. As part of The Prince of Wales's broader vision, the project affirms His Royal Highness's commitment to support the economic growth of the region.
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.