Thursday 13 April 2017

Princess Beatrice - Patronages

Entrance and extension to York Theatre Royal 02
York Theatre Royal
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The Big Change Charitable Trust

Founder (2012- Present)
Charity Number: 1145224

Beatrice co-founded Big Change in 2012, with friends. She has been a trustee of Big Change since May 2013.  Big Change raises funds and supports forward-thinking projects, ideas and people 
that help to build communities. 

York Musical Society

Patron (2012 -Present)
Charity Number: 504611

York Musical Society is a choral society in York. it is the oldest musical society in England, founded in 1765. 

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Patron (2013-Present)
Charity Number (Scotland): SC020862

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is a charity based in Scotland that support the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The Hospital was open in 1895 by Beatrice's namesake, Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.

The Charity works to make sure the patients and their families receive the best care and support possible through, comfortable and inviting facilities, accommodations for families, family support, staff training, art projects, etc. 

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity also gives grants to fund projects, equipment, and training at many other children’s healthcare locations throughout Scotland. (Previously called The Sick Kids Friends Foundation.)

Northwood African Education Foundation 

Patron  (2013-Present)

Northwood African Education Foundation is a charity run by Broomwood Hall School (Students Age 4-13) in London. The Foundation built and runs a school in Gondar, Ethiopia called St George’s School with the hopes to provide the underprivileged students in Ethiopia the same high standard of education Broomwood Hall School provides its students.

Theischarity was previously called Broomwood African Education Foundation.

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 

Patron (2013-Present)
Charity Number: 1110457

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions in West Yorkshire. The Charity has a state of the art Hospice, Russell House, in Huddersfield, and also provided home hospice services. The charity provides care and support for the children, both physically and mentally, emotionally and socially. Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice works to help each child live life to the fullest. 

They also provide support for their families, who are often overwhelmed providing their sick child's full-time care. 

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre 

Patron (2013-Present)
Charity Number: 1064646

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre provides support for people with Dyslexia as well as training & courses for student, parent and specialist teachers. The Centre also provides Dyslexia screening assessment and subsidized training for those unable to afford the normal fees.

At the age of 7, Beatrice was diagnosed with dyslexia and received help and support from the Centre throughout her secondary education.

York Theatre Royal

 Patron (2014-Present)
Charity Number: 229396

The York Theatre Royal is over 270 years old.  The theatre entertains over 200,000 people a year with a variety of performances, including its annual pantomime.

Berkshire Community Foundation

Patron (2014-Present)
Charity Number: 1155173

The Berkshire Community Foundation was founded in 1985 to help support the community in the Royal County of Berkshire. The Foundation provides grants for individuals, families, and companies in the community. Beatrice has close ties to the community as 2 schools she attended, Upton House School and St. George's School, are located in Berkshire.

English National Ballet School 

Patron (2015 - Present)

English National Ballet School is the official school of the English National Ballet. It is a world-renowned ballet training centre for young ballet dancers from around the world, age 16 to 19.  The school gives talented young dancers the opportunity to train regardless of a student's financial ability, though subsided tuition fees and scholarships. The school is in central London.  

Honorary Patron (2016 - Present)
Charity Number: 1062559 

The Teenage Cancer Trust is a UK based charity. The charity works to help provide life-changing care for teens with cancer. They have 28 specialty cancer units with expert staff in NHS hospitals. They also provide these teen and their families support. Teenage Cancer Trust helps fund a portfolio of cancer research and policy. 

Duchess Sarah and Princess Eugenie are also Honorary Patrons of the organization. 
Judge (2016)
Royal Patron (2017- Present)

Oscar’s Book Prize is an annual award for the best book of the year for children under five. It is awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton, who passed away in 2012 at age 3 from an undetected heart condition. 

Patron (2017? - Present)

Charity: Water is a charity that works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. They create sustainable projects that work for that specific community. This requires finding the right location and using technology that will work well there. They also work with local government and community leaders throughout the process. And provides education and training to help the local community maintain these wells.  

Both Princess Eugenie & Princess Beatrice are Patrons of Charity: Water according to The Duke of York's official website. Charity: Water has been unwilling to confirm that Princess Eugenie & Princess Beatrice are patrons. 

Outward Bound Trust
Trustee (2019 - Present) 
Charity Number (England & Wales): 1128090
Charity Number (Scotland): SC040341

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that runs a number of outdoor learning courses to equip young people with valuable skills. The trust works to help young people become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.

Prince Andrew was Patron (March 2019-  November2019). He was previously Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1999-2019). Prince Philip was previously Patron (1953-2019).

Trustee (April 2019 - Present) 
Charity Number: 1114574

The Frank Family Foundation is a UK-based charity. They primarily work in Southeast Asia to make the world more healthy, educated, and meritocratic. Our primary area of focus is Southeast Asia. 

Patron (Feb 2023-Present)
Charity Number: 1171373

The British Skin Foundation works to raise money for skin care research as well as raising awareness. It is the only UK Charity that fund research into all types of skin diseases, including skin cancer.


  1. I think she is a lovely young lady, and trying hard to do things that are good for the society. I just wish those professional hates would leave her alone. Please just let her be.

    - a fan from Canada

  2. Remind me why she isn't a working royal?