The Charity


The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund is a small non-governmental UK registered charity, which aims to lift Ugandan children out of poverty through education.

 Mission Statement:

We aim to improve the quality of education in Ugandan schools by investing in buildings and educational resources.  We form partnerships with schools to assist them to ensure that even the poorest children have access to high quality education.

We are currently helping 26,000 children across 39 schools to be happier, healthier, and to receive a good education. With your support we can help more schools and lift more children out of the poverty they have been born into.

Our Patrons

Prince William and Prince Harry became joint Patrons of The Henry van  Straubenzee Memorial Fund on 8th January 2009.

The Princes’ Charities Forum

The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund is a member of The Princes' Charities Forum - a group which includes all the charities of which Prince William and Prince Harry are patrons. If you are interested in the charitable work carried out by the Princes and wish to see which other charities are members of The Forum, please click here.

If you would like to raise money for The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund visit our Virgin money giving page, This is the charity’s preferred online donation method. Alternatively, visit our JustGiving Fundraising page, Thank you for your support.

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Invictus Games

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Invictus Games will be launched by our Patron Prince Harry at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Wednesday 10th September. 

This 4 day sporting event will see 400 disabled serviceman and women from 14 countries around the world to compete in 9 Sports, with the opening ceremony on Wednesday 10th September.

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This special event is being staged to use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.