What we do
The aim of The Prince Philip Trust Fund is to make a real difference to the quality of life of people from communities across the extensive area covered by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Since being established as a grant-giving trust in 1977, we have supported over 2000 causes and distributed almost £2.5 million in grants.
The Prince Philip Trust Fund only considers applications submitted in accordance with our guidelines. Trustees prioritise applications requesting support for one-off project funding, and which show some sustainability or fundraising success. The Trustees often provide matched funding for projects.
A brief history
The Prince Philip Trust Fund was an initiative by the first Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the late Sir Christopher Aston.
He founded the grant-giving trust in 1977 to thank HRH The Duke of Edinburgh for his service to the community during the first 25 years of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
Since then, we have supported over 2000 causes and distributed almost £2.5 million in grants.
What we fund
We are keen to support projects and people from the communities across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead that cover the following issues:
The development of children and young people
Those in social need
Sport and disability
Physical and mental health
All applicants must show how their project will make a difference to those involved.
H.R.H. The Prince Edward, Earl of WessexKG, GCVO
James H.L. PuxleyH.M. Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
Cllr Christine BatesonThe Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Lt Gen Philip Jones CB CBE DLThe Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle
Paul SedgwickThe Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park
Treasurer and Trustee
Chris Wilson C. A.Director, Wilson Partners
Trustee and Trust Secretary
Richard G.P. Kidson Dip. Des., FSCD
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