Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is a charity incorporated on the 16th of November 2016. It makes grants available to organizations to help the Commonwealth’s young people, disabled people, charities and the general public. Prince Harry is the President of the Queens Commonwealth Trust.

“You are the most optimistic, connected generation the world has ever known.’ (Prince Harry)

The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust champions, funds and connects young leaders who are working hard to change the world. We share their stories, give them a platform to amplify their ideas, and inspire others to join in. (Queens Commonwealth Trust website)

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) is a project that was launched by HM Elizabeth II in 2015 to encourage the “53 Commonwealth nations to contribute areas of indigenous forest to be preserved in perpetuity…” So far “…35 Commonwealth countries have dedicated forestry projects or are planting new forests, with another 10 countries in the process of finalising their submissions.” (Royal UK website)

“This and other initiatives are a practical demonstration of the power of the Commonwealth, working as a group, to effect real change for generations to come.” (HM Elizabeth II)

The Wider Earth is an award winning drama that “features a cast of seven”, who use “puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to bring to life” the adventures of “Charles Darwin’s HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world…” (National History Museum website)

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Last Updated On March 08, 2019

References

Natural History Museum Link
Queen's Commonwealth Trust Link
Chartiy Commission Link
Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Link
Queen's Commonwealth Trust - About Link