Our Story

In 1989, HRH The Princess Royal challenged the staff, students and alumni of Cranfield University to use their skills to benefit the voluntary sector. We responded by establishing The Cranfield Trust.

We are an independent registered charity, with the Princess as our Patron. In the last 25 years, we’ve conducted more than 2,000 projects for charity clients – all free of charge.

Find out about our 25th Anniversary year activities in 2014.

HRH The Princess Royal at The Cranfield Trust event for volunteers