The Charity


The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund is a small non-governmental UK registered charity, which aims to fight poverty in Uganda through education.

 Mission Statement:

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

We are currently helping over 28,000 children across 40 nursery, primary and secondary schools to be happier and healthier, with 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:

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been joint Patrons of The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund since January 2009.


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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.