Grantee profile

Canon Collins Trust

The Canon Collins Trust was established in 1981 and has its roots in the struggle against apartheid. Through higher education and research funding, project grants and an international events programme, the organisation aims to cultivate a space that combines activism with research. Currently the Canon Collins Trust supports emerging leaders and social justice activists across southern Africa with various scholarship programmes and conventions.

This grant will go towards funding former Africa correspondent Anna Koblank, who through researching archival materials and interviewing anti-apartheid activists aims to author a biography of Birgitta Karlström Dorph, a Swedish diplomat known for her clandestine work channelling funds from the Swedish government to the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa during the 1980s.