Charities & Patronages

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Charities & Patronages

2011 | The Royal Foundation
The Royal Foundation revolves around four main themes of work; mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people and the armed forces community. The Duchess of Cambridge became the third Principal Patron following her marriage to Prince William in 2012.


2011 | The Charities Forum
The Charities Forum, not to be confused with The Royal Foundation brings Their Royal Highness’s individual charitable interests together and explores how they can best lend their support to them all in an effective and efficient way. The Charities Forum does not provide financial support to these charities.


2012 | National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery was one of Catherine’s first patronages. The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.


2012 | The Scout Association
Catherine is a volunteer for The Scout Association. The Scouts help develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.


2012 | The Art Room
Place2Be and the Art Room merged in January 2018.


2012 | East Anglia’s Children Hospice
East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) is a charity that supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes (in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of ther hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham).


2012 | Action Of Addictio
Action on Addiction is a charity which takes action to disarm addiction through research, prevention, treatment, family support, professional education and training.


2013 | 100 Women In Finance
100 Women In Finance has worked with the Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to support one of the Forum’s charities each year.


2013 | Place2Be
Place2Be works in schools providing early intervention mental health support, without stigmatising children, young people or families and at a point where they need it most.


2013 | SportsAid
SportsAid helps the sports stars of tomorrow today by giving them cash awards during the defining early years of their careers.


2013 | Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum’s vision is to advance their knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet. The Museum’s mission is to maintain and develop their collections, and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.


2014 | The 1851 Trust
The 1851 Trust will inspire and engage a new generation into the sport of sailing, providing them with the skills and training to become the innovators of the maritime technology of the future.


2015 | The Air Cadet Organisation
Youth aviation organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force in the UK. Catherine is a Honorary Air Commandant.


2015 | Anna Freud Centre
Anna Freud Centre is a charity which transforms the experience of children, young people and their families with mental health issues by carrying out research, developing and offering services, teaching and training.


2016 | All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Tennis club based in Wimbledon, London, which stages the annual Wimbledon tennis championships.


2016 | The Lawn Tennis Association
Body which promotes the sport of tennis through funding training, competitions and facilities.


2016 | Action For Children
Runs over 400 projects for some of the UK’s most vulnerable and excluded children and young people. It helps and supports people in areas as diverse as disability respite therapy, foster care, adoption and child neglect.


2018 | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.


2018 | Nursing Now Campaign (2018 – 2020)
Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. Raising the profile of nursing globally – releasing potential of nurses to deliver Universal Health Coverage; improve lives of women; strengthen local economies.


2018 | Victoria And Albert Museum (V&A)
Their mission is to be recognised as the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people’s lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience.