Miscellaneous Fund

Trustees have established the Miscellaneous Fund to enable them occasionally to support projects and organisations which fall outside the remit of the other thematic programmes of the Trust. The Fund retains flexibility for the Trust, and is not intended to have a particular focus other than that of charitable public benefit.

Human rights defenders are increasingly at risk in many countries of the world. Even some formally democratic countries have introduced laws restricting foreign funding and other measures aimed at undermining the role of civil society. In many countries, there is a new level of uncertainty, and often underlying threats of violence or arrest. Some of our grantees, working in difficult environments, have asked us not to publicise their work for security reasons. The Trust supports one additional grantee in this programme whose details cannot be shared on this website.