The Prince's Regeneration Trust works throughout the United Kingdom to ensure that important historic buildings at risk of demolition or decay are preserved, regenerated and re-used. The Trust focuses its heritage-led regeneration in socially and economically deprived areas of the UK. This is because such areas will benefit most and because solutions for historic buildings at risk in such areas are more challenging to achieve.
Most of the buildings the Trust is involved with are listed buildings and some are also important local monuments in conservation areas. The Trust works in partnership with building owners, developers, community groups, local authorities and other public bodies to find sensitive and sustainable new uses for historic buildings at risk.
Prince Charles founded The Princes Regeneration Trust in 2006 following the merger of two of his older charities, Regeneration Through Heritage and the Phoenix Trust.