Over the last seven years, The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund has donated nearly £800,000 to a wide range of organisations and much of the funding goes towards charitable projects which help the environment, conservation, wildlife, community projects and the advancement of art, religion and education. For example, in 2001, The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund donated £100,000 to farmers specifically in the South West after the devastation of Foot and Mouth disease.
In the case of the Crown, since William IV’s reign these rights have been included among the hereditary revenues surrendered in return for the Civil List. Therefore such cases are dealt with by the Treasury solicitor. However, where they concern anyone dying within the counties of Lancashire and Cornwall, they have been retained by the respective Duchies.