Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Royal Foundation of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess was founded in 2009 under the name The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

The Royal Foundation gives grants (mentoring, support and partnerships) to programs and projects it chooses, with a focus on Young People, Armed Forces, Conservation, Mental Health and Women & Girls. William, Kate, Harry & Meghan are patrons of the Foundation and support its various projects.

The foundation is funded mainly through private donation. William, Kate, Harry & Meghan host a number of private events each year for donors. From receptions at Kensington Palaces' Orangery to charity cricket matches. In 2014, Prince Harry hosted a track day at Goodwood Motor Circuit for the Foundation. These events are usually private and not always mentioned in the Court Circular.

Some notable programs the Royal Foundation has helped fund in partnership are:

Endeavor Fund (2012)

The Endeavor Fund was created in 2012 by the Royal Foundation to support the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. The Endeavor Fund offers funding for projects that use physical challenges as part of recovery. They have supported projects with:
  • Walking With The Wounded
  • Row2Recovery
  • Help for Heroes
  • etc. 
Core Coach (April 2013)

Core Coach was created in 2013 by the Royal Foundation. Coach Core is a training program for young people, in disadvantaged areas, to teach them how to be Sports coaches. This gives these young people an employable skill, as well as provides these disadvantaged areas with more quality coaches for youth sports programs.  Core Coach works with a variety of sports. 

M-Pact Plus (2013)

M-Pact (Moving Parents and Children Together) was created by Action on Addiction. The program works with parents with substance abuse and their children to provide family support. Children, who parent abuse substances, are 7 times more likely to develop problems of their own (Social, Mental, Substance, etc).

M-Pact Plus is a collaboration with Action on Addiction and Place2Be. It is a school-based project, which runs 8 weeks group sessions for the family to tackle substance misuse's effect on the family.  M-Pact Plus is funded by the Royal Foundation and Comic Relief. 

United for Wildlife (September 2013)

United for Wildlife is an umbrella organization created by the Foundation in 2013. United for Wildlife consists of the Foundation & seven influential international conservation organizations:
  • Conservation International
  • Fauna & Flora International
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Zoological Society of London
United for Wildlife is committed to reducing the demand for illegal wildlife products. The organization works with law enforcement and the private sector to reduce trafficking. Also well as engaging with young people on the topic of conservation. United for Wildlife also strives for better on-site protection for wildlife.

Heads Together (April 2016)

Heads Together is a Mental Health campaign started by the Royal Foundation in 2016. It brings together 7 mental health organizations in the UK:
  • Best Beginnings
  • CALM
  • Contact
  • Mind
  • Place 2 Be
  • The Mix
  • Young Minds
Heads Together works to reduce stigma and change the conversation about mental health.

The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying (2016) 

This task force brings together various people in the industry to look at online bullying of young people, Focusing on 12-14 year olds.

The Royal Foundation should not be confused with The Charities Forum. The Charities Forum is made up of William, Kate, Harry & Meghan's different charities, to foster collaboration and support between them. The Charities Forum does not provide financial support to these charities. 


  1. Hi. I have a request to You ;) I really want to to know which members of other royal familile┼Ť prince harry met? ;)
    Ps. Thank you for your answer

    1. We've put your question on our April Q&A, you can find it linked on the Calendar Tab Above. Question #6

      But Short Answer, he's met pretty much everyone.

    2. Thank. You. But i couldn Finder a picture, online with Anne Marie, prince frederik,Albert and queen sofia and juan Carlos. That all. ....there are not any other pictures :( wy? As you Say he met Everyone ?

    3. Just because there aren't photos doesn't mean He hasn't meet them. There are a lot of events where Royals meet, but we don't get any photos. Or at least not any photos of them together. They may be photographed separately.

      Think about the Cambridges Wedding. We don't have any photo of Harry meeting the Foreign Royals, but he would have meet them at the reception, which didn't have any photographs released to the public.