Welcome To The Sigrid Rausing Trust

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a UK grant making foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £250 million to human rights organisations all over the world.

Our guiding principles are:

We recognise the value of core funding.
We look for good and effective leadership.
We are flexible and responsive to needs and opportunities.
We value clarity and brevity in applications and reports.
We look to establish long-term relationships with grantees.

The Trust runs nine programmes. Please click on the links below for more information about each programme:

Advocacy, Research and Litigation
Detention, Torture and Death Penalty
Human Rights Defenders
Free Expression
Transitional Justice
Women's Rights
LGBTI Rights
Xenophobia and Intolerance
Transparency and Accountability

In addition to the programmes listed above, the Trust runs a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Strategic Fund to encourage democracy and human rights. We also fund a regional programme through the Angelica Foundation for Mexico.

The 2016 Trust budget is £22.6 million. Please note that we identify potential grantees through research and field work, and we do not accept unsolicited applications.