Welcome To The Sigrid Rausing Trust

SRT 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 £230 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

We also fund two regional programmes: the Strategic Fund for Turkey, and the Angelica Foundation for Mexico.

We run our own regional programme to encourage democracy and human rights in the MENA region; the Middle East & North Africa Strategic Fund.

You will find more information about our regional programmes here:

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

The 2015 Trust budget is £22.5 million. Please note that we identify potential grantees through research and field work, and that we do not accept unsolicited applications.