The Prince's Foundation The Prince's Foundation
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Realising The Prince of Wales’s vision of creating communities for a more sustainable world

The Prince’s Foundation provides holistic solutions to challenges facing the world today. We champion a sustainable approach to how we live our lives and build our communities, we run a diverse programme of education and training for all ages and backgrounds, and we regenerate and care for places where communities thrive and that visitors enjoy.

We work nationally and internationally but at the heart of our organisation is the heritage-led regeneration of the Dumfries House estate and its wider community, where our principles and philosophies are explored and put into practice.


The work of The Prince’s Foundation is inspired by The Prince of Wales’s philosophy of harmony: that by understanding the balance, the order and the relationships between ourselves and the natural world we can create a more sustainable future.

For more than 40 years His Royal Highness has been at the forefront of championing sustainability. During the last decade the impact of natural resource depletion, climate change and rapid urbanisation has become evident and widely understood. The work of The Prince’s Foundation is inspired by the belief that only by taking a holistic view can we create a sustainable future to meet the needs of our world.

The Prince’s Foundation was created through the merger, in 2018, of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

What we do


The Prince’s Foundation offers a diverse range of innovative and inspiring education and training programmes for all ages and backgrounds, from traditional arts and heritage craft skills, to architecture and design, science, engineering, horticulture, wellbeing and hospitality. Programmes take place within and beyond the charity’s sites, both nationally and internationally.

With a consistency of vision, developed over the last 40 years, The Prince’s Foundation brings together pioneering ideas and thought-leaders from around the world. It provides leadership and develops new ideas.


Working with communities and partners around the country and the world, The Prince’s Foundation practises and champions a sustainable approach to how we live our lives and build our communities. From heritage-led regeneration through to new build projects, we do this through assisting, advising and taking the lead.


Whether coming to Dumfries House, enjoying one of our exhibitions in London, or visiting a building or community around the world that we have helped to transform, our places, their history and their stories are open to all and demonstrate how our principles and philosophies can be put into practice.



Dumfries House, Cumnock, KA18 2NJ, 01290 425959


19–22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG, 020 7613 8500,


Dame Susan Bruce

Ms Sarah de Gay

Mrs Rosemary Hilary

Mr Michael Jary

Dame Ann Limb

Mr Sandy Manson

Mr Federico Marchetti

Mr Folarin Oyeleye

Mr George Richards

Mr Ewan Venters


Charity Number SC038770

Company Number SC331738

For The Prince's Foundation's entry on the Scottish Charity Regulator website, please use the link below.


See annual reports here.


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