Our Founder and Patron

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is our Founder and Patron.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust was founded almost 20 years ago by HRH The Prince of Wales to address the problem of the UK’s historic buildings being left to decay. The charity was born from The Prince’s passion for UK heritage and his vision for enriching local communities through the adaptive reuse of important local buildings. 
The Prince continues to actively support our work, for example through opening and supporting projects such as Middleport Pottery and Armagh Gaol. We are enormously grateful to him for all his encouragement and enthusiasm for our work over the years.


Personally I am not prepared to sit back and see this legacy of historic buildings needlessly squandered; especially as with a little imagination, they can become real community assets to their local communities, offering job opportunities, and focus for local regeneration schemes.

HRH The Prince of Wales