Our Mission

The Royal Foundation unites people to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges, because when people come together, they can achieve great things.

We focus on projects that meet some simple criteria – they reflect the interests and passions of our Principals and matter to society; they bring about sustainable change; they are innovative; and they work in a way that only The Royal Foundation can make happen. We’re also careful not to duplicate or compete with activities already under way.

If the potential project meets our criteria we research and explore the most effective solutions, scaling when appropriate and ultimately handing the reins over to one of our partners or developing it in a way that makes it self-sustainable. The Invictus Games is one such programme, developed by The Royal Foundation, now successfully growing and run independently.

We support these projects by using our Principals’ convening power to provide a neutral platform where charities and other organisations can work together.

In 2017, we saw the immense power of collaboration between mental health charities. It started with eight partners and grew beyond anything we could have imagined, and is already having a lasting impact on mental health in the UK.

What We Do

Executive team

The Executive Team is responsible for the leadership, strategy and execution of the organisational priorities. They are supported by a small administrative team.

Lorraine Heggessey
Chief Executive Officer

Natalie Leon
Director of Finance and Operations

Sian Bartram
Director of Development

Natalie Campbell
Director of Innovation & Insight

Our Accounts

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is a Registered Charity No. 1132048 and a Company limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 07033553. A copy of the 2015 statutory accounts, together with the Trustees’ and Auditor’s report is available to download below.