The costs of the Charities Office are met from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. As far as I can see, there is no costs for this charitable work appearing in the Duchy Accounts. The Office’s primary responsibility is providing support for the core 16 organisations, on matters such as corporate governance, donations policies and fundraising, planning, and communications.
The Charities Office was created in 2003-04 with the appointment of a Director and Deputy Director of Charities. Since then, additional members of staff have joined on a full- and part-time basis, including a Head of Development, a Charities Adviser, and an Analyst.
The Charities Office has published a comprehensive set of Operating Guidelines for use by all of The Prince’s main charities. It also facilitates liaison between the charities, helps with the appointment of chairmen and trustees, and oversees the development of new ideas and initiatives.
Projects, such as The Prince’s Initiative in India, are evidence of the Charities Office’s increasing contribution. The Office has also been instrumental in the creation of a new shared identity for the 16 organisations – now known as ‘The Prince’s Charities’
The Prince’s Charities’ is a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President; 14 of the 16 charities were founded personally by The Prince. The group raises over £100 million annually. The charities reflect The Prince of Wales’s long-term perspective, and seek to address areas of previously unmet need. They include:-
The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust
Prime – Cymru
The Prince’s Drawing School
The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts
The Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Integrated Health
The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
Business in the Community
The Prince of Wales’s Business & the Environment Programme
Scottish Business in the Community
The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum
In Kind Direct
Arts & Business
The Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation
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